I always have a look on EBay to see what pops up FOR SALE & seems like 99% of off road bikes have just had a recent full engine rebuild, have never been raced only trail ridden, oil changed after every ride & air filter always cleaned 😂😂😂
Unfortunately there are some genuine bikes, but there are also the bull shitters ! Without going to actually see the bike in the flesh and have a proper look and hear it running and see some receipts it's hard to tell.
I sold one a number of years ago to a guy from 100 miles away, and then about a year later I was changing again, and the same guy rang me and said "is it as good as the last bike"? , I said yes, if not better, and he just wired the money into my account and came and picked it up, no haggling !
Made all the worse by the asking price of used bikes at the moment ..... its bonkers. What gets me is when bikes have had a hard life, then get a new set of plastics ........... and the hr meter plugged back in. Cunts!
I really think it depends on the original owner/rider. I have a mate who is tighter than 2 coats of paint, and when we go biking his bike is still covered in mud from the last ride, no oil change, no clean air filter, no chain lube..........if he could get away with no fuel, he would.
He goes well, but obviously the quicker the rider, the bigger the crashes, and he does have some spectacular off's 🤣.
I actually enjoy maintaining my bike, and I'm also proud to have it looking and performing as good as possible. Both my bike and his bike will have done similar hours, but look a million miles apart ! I know which one I'd buy 🤗
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