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I found an '87 on craigslist. The owner was asking 1500, he told me he'd take 1300... the motor was rebuilt and transmission bearings were done. It has renthal bars and a new battery. 8000 miles, and the plastics look to be in really good condition, especially for the year.



Is 1300 a good price even given the year? I'm DYING to get myself on a TW!!
 

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I would keep looking. Wonder why the engine had to be rebuilt and transmission bearings? The engines are almost bullet proof. You can find a low mileage one for $1500.
 

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Keep looking. Way too much for an '87.



I wouldn't pop for an '87 unless it was cheap enough to offset the cost of a later model parts bike to update the charging, lighting and CDI.



If you still think it's a good deal I'd suggest you test ride it continuously for at least an hour, let it sit, then ride it again. A lot of '87's are being sold due to intermittent CDI units, which are no longer available. Only an extended test ride will bring out this issue in some cases.
 

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I paid $850 for a 1998 that was in great shape. I agree with the others, keep looking.



Also 1987's are a TW unto themself, with some hard to find parts (mainly electrical) specific to the 1987 model.
 
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