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should i buy a $500 polaris predator 500?

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some man that lives by me is selling an 03 polaris predator 500 that needs work he said it needs the carburator rebuilt , the ignition swich , and the stator cover is it worth it if hes asking $500 bucks for it i saw it today and is kinda rough seat is sun faded has some cracked fairings and missing one headlight should i buy and what should i look for when buying it how much is it going to take me to get it running?

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i would not recommend it at all.. unless you are mechanically inclined... but thats a big if still...most likely the bike has bigger problems the guy is not telling you about....TO GOOD TO BE TRUE kind of comes into play here

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thanks that is what i thought to he had the carb out of bike like if it was really the carb but thanks sir now my other question is someone has a 1992 suzuki 230 fourwheeler runs great but the brake master cylinder is broken is it a good buy?

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depends how much he is asking for it...there are a couple people on here with 230 suzukis...they seem like great machines..look good to...brake master cylinder is not to bad you can probably find one on ebay

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that pretty good...hmm any weird sounds or anything on it that seems out of place or look odd? Does it shift through gears fairly easily?

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Thanks I also found another atv for sale 1990 plaris trailboss needs seat recovered front wheels don't hold air but it starts but didn't stay running he also said it has really old gas could this be an easy carb fix?

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thats something that will be a headache....might be easy fix...but 9 times out of 10 its not going to be easy especially with it being a 1990...wouldnt recommend it unless you know someone who is good with engines so they can check it out...

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If you are looking for a quad for $500 or less, most all you will find is basket cases like that or bikes without titles. It's not that there aren't bargains out there, but most of these machines will need work and $$$ to make them right. You need to take a good look at these machines to determine if it is worth the trouble. Look at the motor oil, check for evidence of broken internals like metal pieces and shavings and see if the oil has water in it. It is likely that many of these machines will not run when you buy them, but you will want to see how the motor turns, if it does not roll over freely, there are real problems inside. Wiggle the bike around and literally kick the tires to check the condition of the bearings throughout the machine. Will it need brakes, tires, cables? All of these things add up quick. Like Outlander said, if you aren't good with a wrench, you may want to pass on the basket cases and save your money until you can afford a decent machine. Tax time is right around the corner, maybe that will help you, I know I have most of mine already spent.:yes::wink::yes:

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Welcome to QUADCRAZY! I agree with Outlander's comments and Dirt Demon...save your money and buy something that is not a basket case.

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I guess most 14 year olds won't be getting a tax return, so maybe you should hit your parents up when they get theirs. Do some real serious brown nosing over the next couple weeks.:wink:

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