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Was thinking about getting an inexpensive honda dirt bike (2009 leftover model) to ride in the dirt. If a new unserviced bike just sits on a dealer floor for 2-3 yrs is there any issue with seals/gaskets drying out or anything of that nature. I'm thinking probably not. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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The bikes are stored inside and if its a new bike that never sold than it has been stored the whole time without fuel, so I don't see any reason why there would be problems with seal and gaskets, since these should only wear out do to use.

I will say that used bikes are stored ready to run, they don't drain the fuel or anything else, unless maybe they have had it for a long time. So if buying a used bike that has carbs and has been stored for a long time than you may have issues, not to mention the battery may be junk.
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Was thinking about getting an inexpensive honda dirt bike (2009 leftover model) to ride in the dirt. If a new unserviced bike just sits on a dealer floor for 2-3 yrs is there any issue with seals/gaskets drying out or anything of that nature. I'm thinking probably not. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
No issues at all. You can definitely find some very good deals on those non current bikes. Non currents will still have full factory warranties as well... I believe off road CRF, non-street legal, models come with a 6 month warranty.

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The 2009 CRF230L has a one year warranty.

I've put 10K miles on mine trail riding and still like the bike.

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The 2009 CRF230L has a one year warranty.

I've put 10K miles on mine trail riding and still like the bike.
Great bike, have the same model and year. Outstanding low-end torque and the electric start is a real luxury. Only complaint - very minor - it wants to stall out when started up at lower temps, fortunately there's a thumb screw to raise the idle speed a bit until it warms up. Starting in hot weather is uneventful and it will idle at low speed right away.
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Great bike, have the same model and year. Outstanding low-end torque and the electric start is a real luxury. Only complaint - very minor - it wants to stall out when started up at lower temps, fortunately there's a thumb screw to raise the idle speed a bit until it warms up. Starting in hot weather is uneventful and it will idle at low speed right away.
Yeah, Honda air cooled singles are just inherently cold blooded... my other Hondas (CT70; XR200R; XR400R; XR650L) all require nursing the choke for a minute or so, on cold engine initial start. Great engines though, can't beat em for reliability.
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