Late last week an 05-06 500 popped up about 2 hours away. Kid had it listed at $1650 OBO. Way too high, but said he was negotiable.
I was second in line, first guy bought it.
Then yesterday I see it relisted as a part out. Had a straight front bumper and racks, and good green fenders with no snorkel holes. I call the guy and ask about quite a few parts (fenders, bumper, knuckles, CV's, front rack, 12" OEM wheels) and he says "Want to buy the whole thing? $1K"
I headed out to get it, and realize that the FB location that was listed was not the address the guy sent, so I went from 75ish min drive, to a 130 min drive. Was 20 mins from the house before I realized that, so I pushed on.
Got there, and was in a hurry (I know, I know, stupid) as I was supposed to be home and cleaned up to go to dinner with the family at 5:30, so I have it a quick glance, and rolled it on the trailer.
This morning I gave it a better look. Hacked up wiring harness, but worse, the right upper a-arm mount has some bubba welding job on it.
Guess this one will be a parts bike. I certainly won't try to build one on a frame that looks like this.
That's one of those "did I really just drive two hours each way and then overpay for THAT?"
Oh well, win some, lose some.
Did I miss something?
The drum is discontinued, but looks like the one way is available again. Expensive as heck, but available. Looks like it's the same as the 420 and a bunch of newer machines.
Isn't it the 350 Foreman that the one way is discontinued on?
Edited to add, guess yall figured all of this out without me, and I should have read the rest of the thread before i posted that. LOL
I do worry about parts availability at some point...I treat my old 300 pretty easy..no mudding, no hard riding..pulls a small utility trailer are times and occassionally a larger landscape trailer full of limbs etc...we don't have hills here, so trail riding is flat and easy.
for now, I've got an old Honda..built to run..and I hope it will last me the next 3-5 years at which point I'll be just old enough that I should consider giving it to the kids anyway.