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Hey guys! I've been looking at dual sports for a while, mostly the CRF230L and the KLX250S. However I've turned my attention to the TW200. Only problem is there's not a lot on the used market, and I really don't want to pay $5k for a new one. I've found a few early 2000's models with low miles, but they've all been priced in the $2700-$3000 range. Is it just sit back and wait on one to pop up on CL or Ebay? Thanks!
 

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These bikes do seem to hold their value fairly well. The only used ones I could ever find in my area were either priced around 75% of a new bike's MSRP or worn out old beaters that would need a lot of work to become daily drivers. I eventually got tired of waiting for a used bargain and purchased a brand new TW on clearance for only about $1000 more than 5-10 year old used ones were selling for. Seems worth it to me for a cherry new bike that I know hasn't been abused.
 

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Patience is a virtue. It's also smart. I can just about guarantee that a nice used one will show up the day after you buy a new one. There are a million of these out there, and someone is going to be selling real soon. Also; an asking price is not the same as a buying price. Cash talks. Consider traveling for a good deal. A few hours of your time to save a Grand; is time well spent. Put an ad out yourself. Who knows; maybe your neighbor has one.



Welcome to the site, and good luck.





Ride on.
 

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These bikes do seem to hold their value fairly well. The only used ones I could ever find in my area were either priced around 75% of a new bike's MSRP or worn out old beaters that would need a lot of work to become daily drivers. I eventually got tired of waiting for a used bargain and purchased a brand new TW on clearance for only about $1000 more than 5-10 year old used ones were selling for. Seems worth it to me for a cherry new bike that I know hasn't been abused.


Yeah that's kind of where I'm at right now. I'm going to wait a little while longer before going that route to see if any pop up in the winter. Who knows.
 

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Consider putting your ballpark location under your avatar. You never know when a member near you may turn up a smokin' deal.
 

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Patience is a virtue. It's also smart. I can just about guarantee that a nice used one will show up the day after you buy a new one. There are a million of these out there, and someone is going to be selling real soon. Also; an asking price is not the same as a buying price. Cash talks. Consider traveling for a good deal. A few hours of your time to save a Grand; is time well spent. Put an ad out yourself. Who knows; maybe your neighbor has one.



Welcome to the site, and good luck.





Ride on.


I don't mind driving/flying anywhere within 8 or so hours, I'm kind of a fan of road trips. I updated my location, hopefully it shows up now.
 

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Right now just mainly my land(57ac.), and all the dirt and gravel roads around here. All the land about is fenced off, and not accessible. There's so much mesquite and locusts trees about; that I wouldn't want to ride most areas anyways.
 

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If you want a decent bike in good shape, I would say you are going to shell out $2000-$3500 for a good used one. I paid $2800 for my 2009 a couple months ago. Love it. Also, I had to check craigslist every morning until the right one popped up. Took me about a month to find one local.



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I don't mind driving/flying anywhere within 8 or so hours, I'm kind of a fan of road trips. I updated my location, hopefully it shows up now.


I realize that this is a little further away than 8 hours, but this just popped up on CL here in northern California:



http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/3377896147.html



Good deals are out there, but you need a little luck and you need to be ready to jump on them.
 

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If you want a decent bike in good shape, I would say you are going to shell out $2000-$3500 for a good used one. I paid $2800 for my 2009 a couple months ago. Love it. Also, I had to check craigslist every morning until the right one popped up. Took me about a month to find one local.



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Yeah I'm planning on spending anywhere up to $3k, but I really don't want to spend that on a anything older than a 2005.
 

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If you want a decent bike in good shape, I would say you are going to shell out $2000-$3500 for a good used one. I paid $2800 for my 2009 a couple months ago. Love it. Also, I had to check craigslist every morning until the right one popped up. Took me about a month to find one local.Bart




Yeah I'm planning on spending anywhere up to $3k, but I really don't want to spend that on a anything older than a 2005.




Well, just for the sake of comparison I paid $3500 for my 2011 brand new because it was sitting next to a 2012 at MSRP on the showroom floor. I did have to drive about 2 hours up to Scottsdale to find that deal though, well worth the trip in my estimation. Check motorcycle dealer's websites in neighboring cities too if you're not already, craigslist isn't the only place to find a deal!
 

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Spring is MC trading time



try cycletrader or search tempest for cl




Spring is trading time if you are the seller... if you are the buyer tho... right NOW is the time to find the deals! Consider trying to wait until closer to Christmas... as the "festive" season gets closer folks get more desperate for cash money and are WAY more willing to take a cut in their asking price.



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