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Old 11-02-2010, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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300ex for 350 dollars?

I'm looking at a 300ex on craigslist and the guy wants 350 for it. It's a 2001 model, and it needs a new timing chain, front plastic, and one tire needs plugged. I was wondering what everyone's opinions were on this. I thought it would be a fun quad to just ride around on, since I already have a 660 raptor. I'm just new to motors and quads in general, and was wondering if this would be an easy fix. If I get it, I'll probably just leave it without the front plastic so I don't have to buy that. lol. Opinions?
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Id check it out first see if he will let you hear it run. chances are it may need just a valve adjustment. but 350 buck is a good price IMO
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the 300 is a fun bike ,i had mine for 2 years and it gets me everywhere so have fun if you buy it
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would buy it for $350 if that's all it needs. It could need other engine work, so check it over

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't you need a timing chain on it to start it? Also, how would I start it without a battery? Sorry, I'm still new to the quad thing.

EDIT: Feelgood, what would be some obvious signs of it needing new work?

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For 350 bones you are buying a project. If you decide it's not worth fixing you could part it out and get your money back plus some from just selling the good parts.
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Alrighty. I'm going to ask if he can deliver it. He lives like 20 minutes away if that, but I don't have a truck/trailer. haha.
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Well, he can't deliver, and I don't have a truck. I guess I'm SOL. Time to ask my neighbor. lol.
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If you can do the work yourself, it should be worth that, if that's the only problems it has. Hopefully it won't have a bad rod bearing. I would rock it back and forth and shift it through all gears to check the transmission to make sure it don't have a gear out.
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I've seen that one on craigslist. It has the front plastics off a polaris scrambler on it. It looks rough, but for 350 bones, it might be fun to work on. It depends alot on your skills for rebuilding. If indeed it only needs a timing chain, it wouldn't be bad, if there is more wrong with it, especially in the bottom end, it could become more of a headache than it's worth. Especially when you can find running 250x and 300ex machines around for 800-900.
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