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    DOT "learner" TW's for sale in Connecticut - no reserve online auction

    Public surplus has 4 TW's listed for sake in CT all are 2005 and 2006's with 3k to 5k miles each looks like they have been in storage in outdoor containers so expect to do a complete R&R on the carb and batteries etc

    check the link and then click view sellers other items to find the other 3

    https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=1958615

    I can't imagine how they put so many miles on learner bikes they usually only have a few hundred miles but these also look like they got stashed away in storage and forgot about for many years
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    The private learning company bikes that go up for sale in BC usually have 30 000 + KM on them.
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    I see they didn't like the death wing either
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    Noticed that - odd choice though ....
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    Wow I’ve spent what they are going for just on used parts to rebuild mine. Could have gotten a whole spare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddawgj View Post
    Wow I’ve spent what they are going for just on used parts to rebuild mine. Could have gotten a whole spare.
    it is an auction and they ain't sold til they are sold and usually the real bidding is in the last 5 minutes
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    Looks like the more popular of the 3 they are at least indicating poor overall condition, trans in poor condition and tires in poor condition.
    This is not far from me but for the money you could invest a bit more and get a decent runner. At over $1000 on this one the money is only in parts now unless you like to tinker.

    Those poor Honda's are trashed. What a shame.
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    3,000 miles of mostly newbies figuring out what a clutch is and dropping these bikes seems like a bad buy. But if they were regularly maintained by the motor pool, there might not be as much to worry about. The fact that they didn’t at least install barkbusters is not a good sign.

    In the 70s and 80s, our family only bought our vehicles through the State and County motor pool auctions. My Dad got good at figuring which ones saw light duty (Zoning Administrator, Building Inspector) versus hard duty (State Patrol, Sheriff, etc). He always found light duty cream puffs and they all had the police interceptor packages. We drove those cars forever. Even the hard duty cars were regularly maintained and were known to be reliable used cars. Only because they had a really good motor pool maintenance group.
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    For $1,150 I’d have picked it up for parts if i had the time to get it and bring it back here.
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    Not a bad buy in my opinion I actually would have bought all 4 and flipped them for double what they sold for easily. The "poor" designation re tires and tranny etc is just a gubment worker checking boxes to cover their arses the trannies would have been just fine. I doubt they were "dumped" much if at all because you won't pass the rather expensive training class if you dump and break the instructors bikes

    Looking back at the pics they were all in great shape and would have washed up perfectly so they would be more than double the money retail
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