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Bike not worth fixing, what's next? CPI SM250?

 
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發表發表於: 星期六 九月 13, 2014 11:56 pm    文章主題: Bike not worth fixing, what's next? CPI SM250? 引言回覆

So I'm in a bit of a pickle. I didn't heed my own saying "Buy cheap, buy twice". Sad Think I dropped my Hartford too many times. Need a new header at best. Probably a lot more. At this point I think fixing it is just a money pit. I'll put the original 150 engine back and sell it.

I don't have the cash on hand for a proper bike. So in the meantime for a NEW bike seems my only decent option is a CPI SM250, or whatever the off-road versions designation is. What do you think?

It's hardly a great bike and I've read the early models (pre 2010?) had issues. The guy who runs the shop I go to says they've taken care of those problems and it's not an issue now. (they DO sell CPI's, though they are not a dealer. Just "we can get you what you want". So not sure how much conflict of interest is in that opinion)

What's your opinion on this CPI? I'm around 115kg, 189cm. It's not the BEST bike for my off-roading, but prob the best I can afford in the foreseeable future. I need it to last three years until my car payment is finished. Then maybe a KTM 350 enduro.

Anything else worthy in the sub 150k NEW prices?
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發表發表於: 星期日 九月 14, 2014 11:20 am    文章主題: 引言回覆

...sorry cant tell you anything good about the CPI's...even the new ones have issues..including breaking the frame! Its a pitty as the look nice!

I'd wait (or save a little longer)for older F650 BMW..especially with your
dimensions, you should find one between 150-200..


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發表發表於: 星期日 九月 14, 2014 11:29 am    文章主題: 引言回覆

Cool. Thanks for that.

On the Dakar, the guy at the shop was telling me (from what I could understand) that after about 10 years something on it starts breaking/cracking or in general has problems to the point that you'll need to dump more and more cash into it. I was having a hard time understanding exactly what he was getting at, but his main message was "don't buy a 10+ old BMW unless you want to spend more money".

This is kind of opposite of what I've heard for this bike. Any clue what he was talking about?
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發表發表於: 星期一 九月 15, 2014 8:10 am    文章主題: 引言回覆

...haven't heard of any major issues on the 650's ..sure, they may need a new
chain or other small service stuff which you would expect...but by and large
they do big Kms before anything drastic happens...the only weakness they
have was the water pump...(but easy to replace)..
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發表發表於: 星期三 九月 24, 2014 7:39 pm    文章主題: 引言回覆

Found a KLX250 locally. 2012, only 800+ km on it. I looked it over with a fine tooth comb and couldn't find anything wrong with it. Looks damn near new, and I couldn't find evidence of any off-road use. Shop said previous owner was a short guy and had problems standing at stops. Yeah, it's a pretty tall bike. I can believe that.

He's asking 225k for it. That's the best used price I've seen for that year and low km's. Going to have my mechanic buddy take a look.

The shop wouldn't let me test drive. But they'll give a 3 month warranty and *promise* to fix anything that's amiss.

I know a lot of guys back home won't allow a test drive, and I can understand some of the reasons...but it still burns my ass not being able to drive something for that price. You'd instantly know if there is a problem.

Got a related question, but will make a new thread....
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