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JonnyFoxtrot
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PostPosted: 17:49 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Enduro prices inflated? Reply with quote

Hi all, just sold my VFR and was hoping to get into some off road and green laning over the winter.

Problem is my budget after selling the VFR is only about 1200. Now going that I just sold my bike for that much there are plenty of road bikes well under that price. However I can't for the life of me find anything under 1500 for an enduro?

Are the prices of Enduro's just that much more? Does 1000-1200 get you anything? Spent the last 3 weeks scouring ebay, gumtree, mcn and biketrader and nothing seems to be coming up. Or is it like opposite of road biking spring time where all the prices shoot up now that off roading is in season?
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 18:02 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been greenlaning this month, yet. But yeah, greenlining is more popular in the winter with some people.

Does seem to be very few suitable bikes about for less than 1,500

Keep any eye on the for sale section here, I sold a member an XR250 that I knackered the engine on for 350 once, and he fixed it up no bother.

Also, keep any eye on the for sale section on the TRF website, now and again bikes in your price range do appear there;

http://www.trf.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=110&sid=1aa7453d907da191c6c49e3b914b4527

I had a quick scan through the first one and half pages and couldn't see anything under 1800 though.
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PostPosted: 19:06 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

off road machines are very popular as a second bike .. especially in the price range you quote .. frankly I miss my DRZ400 ..

anyway here is a web link of a local dealer that may or may not be of interest

http://www.bikesportnewcastle.co.uk/
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PostPosted: 19:13 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
I haven't been greenlaning this month, yet. But yeah, greenlining is more popular in the winter with some people.

Does seem to be very few suitable bikes about for less than 1,500

Keep any eye on the for sale section here, I sold a member an XR250 that I knackered the engine on for 350 once, and he fixed it up no bother.

Also, keep any eye on the for sale section on the TRF website, now and again bikes in your price range do appear there;

http://www.trf.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=110&sid=1aa7453d907da191c6c49e3b914b4527

I had a quick scan through the first one and half pages and couldn't see anything under 1800 though.


Thanks for the link, will keep an eye out on that page! Sounds like someone got a bargain with the XR Smile
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JonnyFoxtrot
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PostPosted: 19:14 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copycat73 wrote:
off road machines are very popular as a second bike .. especially in the price range you quote .. frankly I miss my DRZ400 ..

anyway here is a web link of a local dealer that may or may not be of interest

http://www.bikesportnewcastle.co.uk/


Will check that dealer out thanks! A DRZ400e would be my ideal off roader at the mo!
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PostPosted: 19:18 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Re: Enduro prices inflated? Reply with quote

1700 asking price for an EC 300 here and a CRM 250 Mk2 up at 1600:
http://www.enduronews.com/forsale.htm

1750 asking price for a WR400:
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222339637286

It seems there's pretty limited availability; guessing it's now too late for people trying to get some quick cash for Christmas.

Gumtree lists 5 KTM EXCs under 1500.

Though, I have got a couple of EXC's sitting neglected in storage myself Whistle.
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JonnyFoxtrot
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PostPosted: 12:44 - 23 Dec 2016    Post subject: Re: Enduro prices inflated? Reply with quote

G wrote:
1700 asking price for an EC 300 here and a CRM 250 Mk2 up at 1600:
http://www.enduronews.com/forsale.htm

1750 asking price for a WR400:
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222339637286

It seems there's pretty limited availability; guessing it's now too late for people trying to get some quick cash for Christmas.

Gumtree lists 5 KTM EXCs under 1500.

Though, I have got a couple of EXC's sitting neglected in storage myself Whistle.


Yeah seems there's a bit about, but all starting at around 1500.

Dont suppose one of those EXC's is only worth 1200 to you is it? Wink
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PostPosted: 13:20 - 23 Dec 2016    Post subject: Re: Enduro prices inflated? Reply with quote

You have a PM Smile.
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PostPosted: 14:49 - 23 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you buy a four stroke then get one with electric start.Once you start riding the unsurfaced roads you will understand Wink

A friend might be selling his DR350SE.I will ask Thumbs Up

Edit.The DR was sold on a handshake recently.Sorry to get your hopes up Embarassed
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PostPosted: 20:44 - 24 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fizzer Thou wrote:
If you buy a four stroke then get one with electric start.Once you start riding the unsurfaced roads you will understand Wink



^^ what he said ^^ Laughing
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PostPosted: 17:31 - 27 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
I haven't been greenlaning this month, yet.


I have now.
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PostPosted: 19:20 - 27 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
thx1138 wrote:
I haven't been greenlaning this month, yet.


I have now.


Where do you normally ride? I don't have anyone to ride with near me really and I don't think you are all that far away from Warwick, are you? Just a thought.
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PostPosted: 19:58 - 27 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Bedford. I normally ride in Beds, Cambs, Northants, Herts and Essex.

Sometimes I get over as far as Oxon, or Lincs.

Today I rode 45 minutes to Bassingbourne then a bunch of us rode to Newport in Essex, about 90 miles round trip, most of it byways.
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PostPosted: 16:07 - 28 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fizzer Thou wrote:
If you buy a four stroke then get one with electric start.Once you start riding the unsurfaced roads you will understand Wink

A friend might be selling his DR350SE.I will ask Thumbs Up

Edit.The DR was sold on a handshake recently.Sorry to get your hopes up Embarassed


Shame about the DR350! Would have been right up my alley. Thanks anyway though Smile
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PostPosted: 16:09 - 28 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
I live in Bedford. I normally ride in Beds, Cambs, Northants, Herts and Essex.

Sometimes I get over as far as Oxon, or Lincs.

Today I rode 45 minutes to Bassingbourne then a bunch of us rode to Newport in Essex, about 90 miles round trip, most of it byways.


Loads of good lanes in Essex as far as I'm aware! Some right by me as well which so sooner I'm back on two wheels the better!
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