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What to do with junk bike?

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    What to do with junk bike?

    So my 2004 CRF 250 cracked a case. Its not worth the time and energy to fix it, and I don't want to bother parting it out. I have it on sale on craigslist, but the amount of money I could probably get isn't worth the hassle of dealing with the nonsense.
    So what are my options? Donate it for a tax write-off somewhere? Recycle the metal bits?

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Craigslist for parts bike.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    I wouldn't give up on the value of parting it out, even if you don't wanna do it personally. Search ebay for used parts for that bike (wheels, forks, frame) and contact whatever big volume sellers appear near you. I've been looking for a rear wheel for my ktm 125 so that I won't have to swap ice tires every season, and it becomes obvious in a hurry that ebay has breathed a ton of new life into the business of motorcycle parts recyclers

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Stuff like that I put on eBay with local pickup only with one cent starting bid. People pay what they pay.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Give it to me and I will pay for shipping?

    Reality is the value of the bike is with a running motor...otherwise sell the big ticket parts (rims forks etc.) and drop the rest off at a junkyard

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    Let me know what you want for it and I'll cover shipping if you don't mind building the crate.

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    Ill take it off your hands for you and rebuild it. I promise Ill send you pictures whenever I take her out.

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    Man I wish you guys were closer.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    i wish you had the money right now

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    how much would it actually cost to fix? $1000 (parts + labor from a shop)?
    if you really dont want to fix it then i would say part it out or figure out a price that would be a good deal if the bike DIDNT have a cracked case and deduct the repair cost.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Ill take it off your hands for you and rebuild it. I promise Ill send you pictures whenever I take her out.
    @ DB - ^^ he'll even photobomb the rebuild thread for ya!!! do it!

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    Heres my offer. Let me see when my truck driver will be heading through your area. You hold on to it, He'll pick it up, when he's in the area and I'll pay pal you a couple hundo

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Take 3 hours and put an ebay motor in it.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Toss it in your neighbor's pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Its not worth the time and energy to fix it
    no wife/house/kids/business! fix it!

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    New race series: downhill blowed-up dirtbikes!

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    Take 3 hours and put an ebay motor in it.
    Going to be pretty hard to find a 10 year old mx dirt bike motor that isn't drawing on it's last breath...

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    ^^ why not just put in a running motor and sell the bike?

    edit: how much would it cost to fix a bike like that? if you only make a $300 profit after sinking $800 into it, then yes...just part

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Finding a motor is the problem, like Smutty said. They're on eBay for like 600-1000 bucks, and I don't wanna get into a can of worms with an ebay motor.
    And diatribes are a dime a dozen down here, Id be stunned if I could get more than 1500 bucks for it in perfect shape.

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    yeah f-that...part

    in my head I'm the only one forum wide with a $1,500 or less valued dirt bike, lol

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post

    in my head I'm the only one forum wide with a $1,500 or less valued dirt bike, lol
    yea, umm nope... On a good day mine s only worth $600-700.00

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    Re: What to do with junk bike?

    no shame!

    @ DB - diatribes shouldn't bother you...sticks and stones brotha

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