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I've been cruising craigslist looking for a winter project-

http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/4653231161.html

Any thoughts? I've wanted to have a 2 stroke for a while, and this is the first one that isn't massively overpriced and/or a total shitbox.

They worth anything restored, or just fighter it up? Chop the tail, lose the brown, suspension swap, motor work, twin fatty pipes with stingers, ect. Anything in particular to watch out for on these things?
 

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Looks cool to me, but i would ask him if he will take like 900$ maybe? it is in pretty nice shape form the looks of it.
 

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there are gt750's for sale around me for $500, 1200 seems too high (for me) I have no idea what it's worth though
Really, it seems like any 2 stroke around here is made of solid gold. The last gt750 I saw was one step above a parts bike, a really rough original and the guy wanted 4000 for it.

The rd250s aren't as desirable as the 350s or 400s and prices seem to be a little more reasonable. Then again, they aren't worth as much to resell.

My other possibility is this
http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/4704689884.html

Paint sucks, ugly color and it was poorly done probably 20 years ago, but otherwise it's fairly solid. Clean it up, make it a cool little bar hopper and I'm sure I could easily double the asking price next spring, never hard to sell Harleys.
 

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Not a ton really, clean it up, fresh paint, thinking a Buell style underbody exhaust. Maybe a few fighter-ish touches, nothing too crazy. It really only caught my interest because of the relatively low price, and I think with a few improvements I can sell it for about 3x that in the spring. Going by what people pay for HDs around here, I think it would be a fast sell at $5k.

This is what people want for 2 strokes around me:
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/4640301439.html

$4000 for something even the seller describes as a "disaster", and that seems to be pretty typical.
 
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