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looking at a 2007 TW with 5500 miles on it. He is asking 2200. Is this a fair price?



going to look at it tomorrow.





thanks for the help, great forum.





hoping to be riding soon YTWTX
 

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If it's in good/excellent mechanical and cosmetic shape that is a steal IMO.



Even if it looks good, ask him the history of the bike, how many owners, how was it treated & rode, maintanence history and stuff like that. If he is the only owner and hesitates on any of his answers, something may be wrong and you should proceed with caution.



How it was rode is especially important. 5500 on-road miles is nothing and it should easily go many many more, but if it was 5500 miles of nothing but WOT steep hill climbs in 1st/2nd gear in 100+ degree heat the thing is probably about worn out and ready for a rebuild.



The most miles I've heard of on a TW with no rebuild is 47,000 and rising, by qwerty of this forum. That shows how far even a small air cooled bike can go with excellent care, and he will probably get many more miles before it's ready for a build.
 

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thanks, all i know is that it was his wife's bike. here is the ad on craigs













Yamaha TW 200 5500 miles in great shape. Good trail or commuter bike. Gets about 80 mpg. Just got back from riding the mountains in Colorado. This is my wifes bike. She is moving up.



Please call xxx xxx xxxx Helmet and bags not included. Please call if you are serious. I dont check e-mails everyday.



got a lot of calls but no takers yet. This bike is as good as it looks. I was looking through the origional owners paperwork. It appears that he bought the extended warranty. I beleive that would apply to any owner



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If the bike obviously hasn't been beaten and the the maintenance looks good, it's a steal. If the bike has 5500 miles on the original chain and sprockets, he's done a lot of maintenance. If the chain and sprockets are worn argue him down $50.
 

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I think the price is fair and if you want this bike you better jump on it. I bought my '07 last year w/ 1800 miles for $1,850 but I lucked into someone's desperate situation. I've always felt he left at leat $400+ on the table. Great bike...love it. Better not wait too long; and hey, it's already got the jimbo shield for cryin out loud! Have fun and be safe.
 

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i talked him down to 2,000.00 dollars






now I just need to convince my wife





very clean bike. he has changed the oil once since he bought it, ran clean shifted smooth. dang, that first gear isn't good for much on the road though.





overall I like it. my first bike was a trail 110, my second was a cr125, so this is a nice combination of the two. I guess its the bike for me.





welcome to my new addiction?





edit-oh, and I'm glad to report that I'm 6'1" and the bike didn't seem to small for me.
 

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Yes, 1st is useless on the street and 2nd rough on the clutch from a dead stop. A 15T front or 47T wheel sprocket will help, along with easing the buzz at highway speeds, and not detract much from sloggability in mud and sand.
 
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