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    Honda Interceptor VTR250?

    What good about this bike? I don't know much about modern bikes, I am more a classic guy myself. I currently have a 1971 CL350.


    I came across one thats for sale ($250)

    The owner hasn't rode the bike for the past year. It has been sitting outside uncovered D:
    Last time it was taken out there was nothing wrong with it. They also say the bike needs a carb cleaning, and the throttle is stuck. I am also going to assume its going to need a new battery, oil filter and change as well just for starters.

    Now for the worst part, if it sitting outside wasn't bad enough. The owner has moved, and has the keys to the bike and lock. And wont ship them until their is a payment on the bike.
    I do know that the owner is a real person, and this bike belongs to them, and all that. So I will make precautions, If I choose to buy the bike so I don't pay for something that I am not getting.

    However this also means, I wont know how big of a project I am getting myself in to until it is to late. I can and have looked at the bike, it is real, However with the keys I can check most of the bike, from what i could see it was all there, and intact. I would like to see if the engine is seized from sitting, is there a way to do this, without the keys? I know there is a automatic wheel lock on this bike, but not sure if it locks just the front, or back or both.

    If I were to buy the bike it would come with the title, a few parts (new taillights & blinkers as it appears she dropped the bike while standing) and some other random things that were acquired in their travels. I would also get to keep the Kyrpto lock that the bike is currently lockup with.

    Worst comes to worst, they don't give the me keys and I out some cash. But I am going to come up with a plan to avoid something like that happening. maybe a half now half later sorta thing. But after that, the bike is fucked from sitting, I have a Kyrpto lock and a bike to part out, or an intense project on my hands.

    So am I being moronic even thinking about it?
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    Roper rides one as his daily mount if that means anything. Excellent bike if it is working, but one without any parts support if it is not. I have a box of shit for one someone can have if they needed it, mostly plastic bits, no keys.
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    Cool little bike. I'd ride it.

    Selling situation is sketchy though.
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    If I go for this bike, I will contact you about that box-o-shit
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    I agree 100%, If I can work something out with the owner where I feel comfortable buying it from them then I probably will jump on it.
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    For $250, you can't go wrong. They are a nice little bike and the front forks are a nice upgrade for the CB350 if you decide to turn it into parts.

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    Good thinking Ken, I have been thinking of updating the front brake to my CL to a disc brake. just haven't got my hands on a cb550 front end yet.

    So over all, if I can get around this sketchy buy, which is still lingering over my head, it seems like a good decision.
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    Doesn't the vtr250 have some funky inboard brake?
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    Early ones did. It was kinda funky. Mixed opinions on how well they worked.
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    One of the models had an internal disc brake, if thats what you are referring to, but this model doesn't have that, it has the normal set up for a disc brake.

    I believe it was the 1989 model that had the internal disc, this is a 90 from what I can tell (based off of paint job)
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