How Much For a 1998 KDX 220?
First off thanks for this wonderful site! It has given me some nice tips and interesting information to read. Keep up the awesome work!
I have looked a bit on the net to find some info on pricing of a dirt bike I'm looking at picking up. It's a 1998 Kawasaki KDX220r for sale and the guy is asking $1000. I looked at the KBB for this bike and it shows $1350 for one that is in like-new condition. The bike has a new back tire, chain, sprockets, tool bag and tail light. He claims it will start on first kick and runs awesome and will hold my weight with no problems (215).
Thanks to your tips on buying a used bike I now know more of what to look for when I go test drive it but I guess my main question is.. is $1000 too much for this bike in your opinion?
Thanks for any help,
- Hi Robert.
I had a look around for prices on these bikes here in New Zealand. I found something similar for around $1800 N.Z which is about $1300 US. So that pricing sounds pretty much bang on. Having a new back tire, chain and sprockets is a definite plus as it saves you a couple of hundred bucks right there. If the bike runs as good as claimed, then it sounds like a great deal.
Take my checklist along with you and make sure you find out how many hours it has done on the current piston/rings. Ask him to be honest so that you know when to change them.
Glad I could help Robert!