From the pics and description, I think you did very well!Hello Hello
I'm new here. Here's a little of my back story. I've ridden dual sports pretty much all my life. Had a 2003 TW a few years back and hated it. Just couldn't get over the idea of the huge tires for some reason. Got rid of it and got a XT250. Also had a XT225 in past. Never rode the 250 much and went searching for another bike. Finally came to my senses and picked up a new 2023 TW. Been riding and enjoying it for a couple of months now. Wanted to get another for the wife to ride and found an 87 for what I thought was a good deal. Picked it up for $1700 with a rack and rifle scabbard. It has 2040 miles and needs a few minor things - new battery, clutch lever and a new gasket to fix the leaking carb. Think it's kinda cool to have a first year and last year TW. And the kickstart on the 87 sure is nice to have.
How do you think I did on the 87? Underpaid? Overpaid? Thoughts on work needed to do on it?
Thanks so much!
View attachment 236924 View attachment 236919 View attachment 236920 View attachment 236921 View attachment 236922 View attachment 236923
I have an 87 that has been trouble free for a couple thousand miles now.
I would add a Ricochet or similar bash plate to protect that left side engine cover from damage, they are No Longer Available from Yamaha, and getting rare on EBay and other places.