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After looking at least a hundred 250 cc bikes,
I have seen only two that had over
10,000 miles. Mostly they had under 3000
miles, and looked almost new. A lot of them
in the 4000 to 5000 mile range looked really
ragged out. The ones in the 5000 to 10,000
mile range looked ok but worn.

Is there something about the 250's that
just doesn't last? What happens to them
when they are used up? (I've never seen
many being sold off for parts.)
 

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Is there something about the 250's that
just doesn't last?
Why does this bother you so much ??
Relax on the couch and we can talk about it. :biggrin:

Two things are in play here, I think (I have recently owned and traded a 250).

250 bikes are small and "underpowered". Perfect as beginner, learning bikes.
Good permanent bikes for a VERY few people.....and even those probably don't ride much.....as they aren't good "highway" bikes, meaning Interstates.
No single rider puts a lot of miles on them and they change hands frequently.

Then there is the second category.....of young riders who's parents, or their finances, won't allow them to have anything bigger and they beat the **** out of them.

Properly cared for they will last a long time and some DO.....well above 50,000 miles.....but many "rust out" before then because of neglect.
 

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I see so many of them that appear to have been subjected to new rider after new rider until they're really beat up and neglected mechanically, and nearly ready for a part-out at the local recycler.
 

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What was said above, people ride em for 2 months and get a 600, just find one that hasn't been wrecked or sitting for 2 years and you should be alright.
 
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