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Estimate on the actual amount of work? - October 1, 2015, 03:53 AM

Sorry if this is not how to post in here, I apologize and this is my first time.
I just moved back to america from living in the Dominican Republic for a vouple years. Basically no laws regarding motos. And a brand new one cost me $500US. So trying to find something cheap here to use, but safety and registration makes it very difficult.

Does anyone know what the price/time/difficulty of getting something like this running would be?

1979 yamaha eduro 500

I really appreciate the help.
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I see you spending 3K to get it rideable.

Tires, piston, cylinder refresh, refreshing any leaking seals (fork/shock) brake pads, likely brake rebuild kits, oil, brake fluid.

Plus a whole lot of time. Read the post. Piston is STUCK IN THE CYLINDER. If you want a project bike, for 3 years, that is it.


I still am working on a project bike that was in a lot better shape than that bike. Been nearly 18 months.


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Sorry if this is not how to post in here, I apologize and this is my first time.
I just moved back to america from living in the Dominican Republic for a vouple years. Basically no laws regarding motos. And a brand new one cost me $500US. So trying to find something cheap here to use, but safety and registration makes it very difficult.

Does anyone know what the price/time/difficulty of getting something like this running would be?

1979 yamaha eduro 500

I really appreciate the help.
There is ALOT to do for this bike. Very time consuming and expensive, Just like Mud Dawg said. If you set your budget to around $1,000 then you should find something at least decent.


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October 1, 2015, 08:53 AM

And dont forget taxes/tag/title, and insurance.


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First rule - Bike must start and run. Otherwise you are just buying somebody else's problem.

Set your budget first. Then shop. Check out bikefinds.com for possibilities.

Avoid anything near Baltimore. Just my personal opinion.


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Avoid anything near Baltimore. Just my personal opinion.
Translation: don't buy from the hood


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October 1, 2015, 04:52 PM

I've purchased 5 motorcycles for under $1,000 each and all of them ran and could be ridden at the time of purchase. So there are deals out there that aren't' going to be complete nightmares.

General rule of thumb for a street bike is No title = No deal.

Here are a couple in the area under $1,000 that start, run and ride.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...236343207.html

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...238914845.html

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...232512101.html

Bare in mind though, registration, taxes, parking and insurance will add $100s on top of purchase, and new tires are often a smart investment...

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If I were in the market for cheap and good right now.
I'd get this Honda 1998 VFR


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Once you find your running $1000 bike with title, it will need to be VA safety inspected (about $15), insured (about $70 per year for liability-only), titled (was 3% of value two years ago, now 4.2% and rising. Sadly, the minimum titling amount amount jumped from $35 to $75, a real punch for poor people- any bike worth under $1800 will be charged the minimum. Then there is a registration fee, and whatever repairs/parts the bike needs to be roadworthy and pass inspection. So maybe $300 more to get on the road, if all goes well. That guy with the ad would have to pay me to take it away. I have bikes like that one WITH titles that are pretty much worthless.
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There are also street legal dirt bikes to be found, as well as the Ninja 250. Both can be found inexpensive


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Yeah I was thinking troll or sales pitch but there really are people out there with little mechanical skills who nevertheless buy a basketcase.
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