1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Should i buy this Dirt bike?

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by newmexico, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:35 AM
    #1
    newmexico

    newmexico [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Member:
    #80716
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Carlabad NM
    Vehicle:
    10 Tacoma SR5
    ‎2000 Yamaha yz125 2-stroke $500 OBO. needs new gas tank clutch lever break lever and kick start lever... owned by a female. Claims bike runs good...

    What do you think forum?
    She will take 400 for it...:confused:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:36 AM
    #2
    truckboattruck

    truckboattruck is one of the sharper tools in the shed

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Member:
    #45123
    Messages:
    2,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    evan
    MD
    Vehicle:
    silver sport
    99superjet 11ktm350
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    #3
    newmexico

    newmexico [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Member:
    #80716
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Carlabad NM
    Vehicle:
    10 Tacoma SR5
  4. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    #4
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,952
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    YES!

    assuming it has a clean title, buy it now.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:39 AM
    #5
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,952
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    Bump start it when you look at it since it doesn't have a kick starter. Just to make sure it runs.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM
    #6
    Airun

    Airun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33516
    Messages:
    2,630
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Show Me State
    Vehicle:
    TRD sport, DCLB, 4wd
    Debadged, custom emblem, Husky liners, custom bedrail Yak Trak setup with load bars, , BakFlip Fibermax, OME 3" lift with LightRacing UCAs
    Id check it out VERY close. If suspension is shot and motor has any issues at all it may need $1500 to make it good and then youre stuck with a 13 year old $2000 bike when you could have bought a solid used late model for same money.
    Besides 125s suck. 250 two-strokes are a blast.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM
    #7
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    10,406
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    Maybe? Those are simple things to fix. Question would be, What else might be wrong with all the falls to break all that stuff? How do the cases look? Can you start it neutral even with the kick start lever in whatever shape it is in to see how it runs? What shape do the forks and shock seem to be in? Just check it over real good and maybe borrow a kick start lever to see if and how it runs first or push start it if one brake works and you can be ready to shift it into neutral without clutch.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM
    #8
    JonnyBb

    JonnyBb I have to return some videotapes

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Member:
    #53778
    Messages:
    2,766
    Gender:
    Male
    Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD Sport DC LB 4x4
    Work in progress, but installed so far; 265/70/17 Duratracs, Spidertrax, OME885X coils with OME lean spacer, OME N140S and N182 shocks, Wheeler's 1.5" 3 Leaf Progressive AAL (kept the overload), LR UCAs. TP14 spacers
    "Claims bike runs good"...ride it, then decide
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:47 AM
    #9
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    10,406
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    That might be a challenge with no clutch lever and 1 brake..........suit up for the test ride, lol.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM
    #10
    lionhunter93

    lionhunter93 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Member:
    #80318
    Messages:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vinnie
    NM
    Vehicle:
    06 Doublecab lifted TRD Off Road
    Icon Coilovers with add a leaf in rear, banks monster exhaust, 16" Toyo Open Country MT 255/85 Kenwood dvd reciever,
    Dont get it, you'll easily spend 500 on all the other stuff and it looks to be in pretty rough shape, look around a bit more and get a 4 stroke 250
     
  11. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:53 AM
    #11
    UnGreased Fist

    UnGreased Fist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Member:
    #78194
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    818
    Vehicle:
    "get outta my way,can't you see I'm from L.A"
    Engage long travel


    Exactly. For 1200-1500. You can get a decent 05 250 4stroke

    Don't waste your time or money on a 2000 125.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    #12
    Airun

    Airun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33516
    Messages:
    2,630
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Show Me State
    Vehicle:
    TRD sport, DCLB, 4wd
    Debadged, custom emblem, Husky liners, custom bedrail Yak Trak setup with load bars, , BakFlip Fibermax, OME 3" lift with LightRacing UCAs
    I'd drain the case and look at the oil for schrappnel (sp?) as well. Top ends are cheap and easy on these if the jug is ok.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:57 AM
    #13
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,089
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Unless it can be started and ridden, I wouldn't buy it. At a minimum, I'd have her buy a clutch lever, even if you have to install it, so it can be bump started and riden. The way it sits raises too many concerns.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM
    #14
    newmexico

    newmexico [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Member:
    #80716
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Carlabad NM
    Vehicle:
    10 Tacoma SR5
    wow thanks guys for the comments I think ill pass.. I’m wanting a Dirt bike I was going more towards the 250 more newer than this.. I was also thinking a quad not sure though I Have a 2 year old and would like to take him out for a ride. No sure but thanks for the comments helped me decide before I tell my wife I’m getting another toy!!!
    just got my taco like 3 weeks ago so an off-road vehicle is pushing it right now if you know what I mean...
     
  15. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    #15
    truckboattruck

    truckboattruck is one of the sharper tools in the shed

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Member:
    #45123
    Messages:
    2,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    evan
    MD
    Vehicle:
    silver sport
    99superjet 11ktm350
  16. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM
    #16
    newmexico

    newmexico [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Member:
    #80716
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Carlabad NM
    Vehicle:
    10 Tacoma SR5
    Haha its about 2 -3 roaches
     
  17. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM
    #17
    ffemt2987

    ffemt2987 Shut up Hippie!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Member:
    #37601
    Messages:
    1,141
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Golden
    Vehicle:
    black
    Icon CO's, Dakar rear, All-Pro front bumper, Xrc8, ARB rear locker, relentless IFS skid, 4x4 inno sliders, softopper, air freshener.
    What happened to the gas tank? Did the female rider forget to tighten the tie downs in the bed and it fell out on the highway?
     
  18. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM
    #18
    2010TRD

    2010TRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Member:
    #74467
    Messages:
    3,083
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Thomas
    Waldo, FL
    Vehicle:
    2010 MGM trd offroad DCSB
    Billistein 5100 front/rears, Toytec 2" AAL Custom grill, All Pro rear bumper, All Pro sliders, Anytime elocker/foglights, Rear diff vent relocated, W/O seat covers, weathertech mats/visors, nfab tire racK, cobra 75 stealth CB, Custom engine/trans skids 3/8", Hella and HID behind grill, LED bar backup light, LED pods under cab (rocklights)
    Ive owned many 2smokers and still do

    Its a good bike......but with the bad parts, Id be suspiscious to how well it was maintained.

    You may get it and fix all issues, just to find that the rings are bad and it needs a topend rebuild.....

    If it has NEVER had a topend rebuild before......id pass
    If its beeen recently rebuilt(motor) then $400 is a good price

    GL
     
  19. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM
    #19
    TheSloth

    TheSloth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Member:
    #78878
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Clemmons, NC
    Vehicle:
    '05 Tacoma Stock
    Thule 422xt Xsporter Rack
    A two year old on a dirt bike? Seriously?
     
  20. Jun 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM
    #20
    anthony250f

    anthony250f Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Member:
    #73066
    Messages:
    7,459
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    goleta/santa barbara, ca
    Vehicle:
    97 5 speed 4x4 v6
    lt
    whatever you do......Do NOT get a quad
     
To Top