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Is this DRZ a decent buy?

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    Is this DRZ a decent buy?


    2004 Suzuki DRZ400S - motorcycles/scooters - by owner - vehicle automotive bike sale

    Is it too many miles?


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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Too much $ for that kind of mileage and a bike of that age.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Too much $ for that kind of mileage and a bike of that age.
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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Agree with others... about $1500 too much

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Where the hell do you people find a clean, street legal 2004 DRZ for under $2k?! Apaprently I know all the wrong people lol

    Honestly $3200 doesn't seem far off the mark to me, if it's OBO they might do substantially less. Not a screaming hot deal but I see these regularly listed for higher locally

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekime View Post
    Where the hell do you people find a clean, street legal 2004 DRZ for under $2k?! Apaprently I know all the wrong people lol

    Honestly $3200 doesn't seem far off the mark to me, if it's OBO they might do substantially less. Not a screaming hot deal but I see these regularly listed for higher locally
    You'd pay $3200 for a bike that had a MSRP of $5499... 14 years ago??? What the fuck is wrong with you?

    Hold on a moment...Let me go buy one, and sell it to you. Hell, I'll even do $3000 since you'll have to travel to pick it up.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekime View Post
    Where the hell do you people find a clean, street legal 2004 DRZ for under $2k?! Apaprently I know all the wrong people lol
    Craigslist. Drove to CT to pick it up. 'twas fall. Bike needed carb work and had tweaked to fuck bars.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    You'd pay $3200 for a bike that had a MSRP of $5499... 14 years ago??? What the fuck is wrong with you?

    Hold on a moment...Let me go buy one, and sell it to you. Hell, I'll even do $3000 since you'll have to travel to pick it up.
    I'm not buying anything, just pointing out that around $3-3500 seems to be the going asking price for a clean DRZ400S at that age. Might be old but it doesn't mean they depreciate to shit. They hold their value well. Show me one example in NE of a *clean* DRZ400S going for under $2k. This isn't an iPhone that stops working after 5 years, well-maintained DRZs apparently run forever. Obviously if you're buying a project bike in the dead of winter you'll find some deals, but it's Spring now and unless you're willing to wait and pinch pennies and hunt for deals I honestly wouldn't know where to look for these elusive bargains you espouse

    Hell, sell me a mint DRZ for $1700 and we might have a deal

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Agreed, it would have to be pretty roached to sell for less than 2k. That bike seems in decent shape. Not sure miles matter at all.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    you a buy-and-marry kinda guy?

    or buy-slam-and-move-on kinda guy?

    drz's will still blow up with enough miles...low miles + ride 10-15k miles + sell is an effective cost formula with these. May be hard to unload at that price point though.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    Agree with others... about $1500 too much
    Yeah, it looks clean, which is fine, but 17-1800 is where I value this.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S Motorcycle Trade-In Value | Kelley Blue Book


    My general rule of thumb is that a private sale is worth about 10% more than "dealer trade" value.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    thats a little rigid for me. I was going off what I know drz's to have sold for, s vs e, and the like. plus gut, since I have plenty of that.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    not advertised as plated, so it may be a regular E, off-road only.

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    Probably not an absurd spring-time price.
    And I think that might be a -e model too.

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Sorry boys, I'm not super familiar with them honestly. I just saw it and thought of this thread

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    It looks clean and well maintained. I would argue the value is more around $2300-2500 given the season is starting soon

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    ya another example...it's even a $2,500 bike in socal

    2003 Kawasaki KLX400RS (Dual Sport) - motorcycles/scooters - by owner - vehicle automotive bike sale

    Definitely don't pay that...dankatz is right...aim for below $2,500

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Seems high when you can buy my 08 KTM plated for 4k

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Buy a WR450F...............easy convert and not a slug DRZ

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    The going rate for a 2001-2009 dual sport DRZ, KLX250s, Yamaha 225/250 Etc (Not KTM) is around 2500.
    I paid 2500 or 2800 (really forget)for this clean KLX250s with 2800 miles
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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    The going rate for a 2001-2009 dual sport DRZ, KLX250s, Yamaha 225/250 Etc (Not KTM) is around 2500.
    I paid 2500 or 2800 (really forget)for this clean KLX250s with 2800 miles
    I agree with this range...man, I remember one of the klx400s advertised on here a while back sold REALLY quickly at $3000 (with sumo wheels and some other tasty mods)!

    ...might’ve just been a sucker, though

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    Re: Is this DRZ a decent buy?

    Gary, you basically bought two bikes in one.
    Also yours has like half the odometer ticks. Half.

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