leftover bikes - Honda CBR250R Forum : Honda CBR 250 Forums
» Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default leftover bikes

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
self81 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ecustu7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 452
Thanks: 141
Thanked 117 Times in 77 Posts
Garage
Default

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.
ecustu7 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
Super Moderator
 
MotoMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 7320 ft. Above Sea Level
Posts: 5,169
Thanks: 1,279
Thanked 2,993 Times in 1,514 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by self81 View Post
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.

Last edited by MotoMike; 11-05-2012 at 09:41 AM.
MotoMike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jsonder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern Arizona, USA
Posts: 904
Thanks: 237
Thanked 269 Times in 192 Posts
Garage
Default

The 2009 CRF230L has a one year warranty.

I've put 10K miles on mine trail riding and still like the bike.
__________________
John '14CB500XA, '09CRF230L (L'il Red Piglet), '89NX250 (sold)
Propelled by Penguin Power
Nekkid motorcycles feel faster
jsonder is online now  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 07:13 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Stichill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 909
Thanks: 319
Thanked 374 Times in 211 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsonder View Post
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.
Stichill is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
Super Moderator
 
MotoMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 7320 ft. Above Sea Level
Posts: 5,169
Thanks: 1,279
Thanked 2,993 Times in 1,514 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HMenke View Post
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.
MotoMike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum