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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question What kind of bike is this???

I am currently looking for a first bike on Craigslist and came across a bike that I could find no information about on the internet. I would love it if someone could help me decipher what kind of bike it is.

I cannot post links to other pages yet but if you search "2008 Ricardo 250 endouro" on Portland Craigslist you will find the bike.

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Title of the post: "2008 Ricardo 250 endouro"

Description: "very fun to ride.
gets up to 70 mph
great mileage 70+mpg
title in hand currently licensed and permited for on and off road use"

There are pictures on the Craigslist page itself.


Any and all help would be much appreciated
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http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/796488080.html

looks to me like one of those cheapy, can't find parts for it Chinese rip-off bikes. But that is just my opinion. Other than that it looks clean and unridden.
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I was thinking that as well. Any other opinions before I count out this bike for the possible lack of available parts?
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Risky deals these are. If it sits he might be open to a lower offer. How long are you going to keep it? How long will it go before a problem? How much of your money can you recover in re-sale? Will a parts avenue open up? Risky. If you don't mind losing that money on a disposable motorcycle...

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I called the owner and it is sold as a Honda knock-off. He said there is a shop near where I am located but I am still quite weary of this bike. Thank you for your help, it led me to the decision of letting this bike pass me by.
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Did some rudimentary googlage - Ricardo Motors does appear to be one of the Chinese knock offs. Their web site is either broken or no longer exists, and the only conversation I could find about that particular 250 bike said basically "Ride it until it breaks then throw it away".
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for $2200, you could buy one of those new off the internet.


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