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Old 2 Jul 2011
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Question xt600 on ebay uk

Would like an experienced opinion on this bike please.

yamaha xt600z tenere 3aj | eBay UK

thanks in advance

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Hi Dan. Im no 1988 model tenere expert but what is your buying criteria. IF you want a 88 tenere then the add sounds good and would give the owner a call. All bikes have there faults and failings, some might be gears others electrics or fuel pumps but all solvable. This time round I wanted a 600 well big single, preferably a xt but as late a model as I could afford with rwc or in that condition prefer an electric start and ended up with a 1998 model xt600 with a 1999 model tt600 motor. Cost $1700 in rwc condition but no electric start. Mind you I was also looking at dr's, xr's and very tempted in a late 80's klr with the large tank.
Now personally looking at the add and doing the money conversions if that was for sale here and was looking for a bike then I would give the owner a call and view if possible. If the tank was sound then i would make a bid. Why because that model is something I would like and would fix what it needs. Even if I didnt need it I would most likely make a bid anyway.
Cheers Ernie.
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Hi Ernie, and thanks for your response, my buying criteria is quite simple, get an xt600 tenere with electric start for less than £2000, overhaul it for less than £500 ready for a rtw trip in 2013, with another £500 for spares and additional items, (panniers, sat nav maybe a UD fork and a new rear shock)
It's a bit early for buying the bike, but this is exactly the type of bike I am after, I've been looking for a few weeks now and this would appear to be the first viable machine I have seen.
I don't think I'll be bidding, I'll just watch the bike to see what price it goes for, so that I have a good idea of what I'm going to end up with, if I was within 12 months of the start of the trip, then yes I would certainly be considering putting an offer in.
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