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November 28th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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2001 fe650e CA should I buy?

Hi Everyone,

Great to read through this forum - keeps potential purchasers like me calmer on the prospect of getting obscure yet amazing bikes.

I'm a first timer into these bikes, ever since wrenching on my friends sxv 550 I've searched the Internet for a bike for sale (which while not the same) catches me the same way that sxv did.

I'm getting a bit handier with tools plus in my circle of friends we just created a motorcycle repair man cave.

Due to my personal situation I can't throw $4500 on a new bike, I was a bit butt hurt I missed out on purchasing the fs650 in the bay (SF) for $3500, but I've just come across a 2001 fe650e.

Bike is complete but does not run - fork seals need to be replaced. seller says it needs the stator rewinding plus a new auto decomp. Both parts he has and will sell with the bike. It only has one photo on the add. The thing that has me is - he's offering it for $1000.

It's not plated, has no records of any kind on the maintenance schedule and seller has no knowledge of the service history. Seller has no time to work on it. I'm willing to make the 6 hour drive to go and look at it, my question is, even for only $1000, is this just stupid to even consider? Are there any key questions I should ask? I asked about the hours on the engine and got no response - did that year even come with an hour meter?

Thank you for reading , any and all thoughts appreciated
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Gah I'm connecting the dots now! I'm pretty sure I'm looking at brucifer's old 650 that got sold! My apologies I should have searched more.
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November 29th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #3
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i would treat the bike as 'worst case scenario' and get it for as little as you can - end of.

look, the engines need a lot of TLC which can run to over $2,000. a good quality rebuild with every upgrade going will see the bike costing you EASILY that much. the actual bike part - well there's very little to go wrong it is just the engine....

the nice thing about a Husaberg is that it is rare, it isn't going to devalue anymore and will only appreciate in value. the ride is sublime but to get it to that point is bloody hard work. we'll do a basic 'fettle; here and they can be brillieant to start cold and a pig warm or the other way round and that is whenm I am working on them. lord knows what it is like foe someone 6,000 miles away.

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November 29th, 2015, 07:14 AM   #4
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I can't throw $4500 on a new bike
i had to check the date of the thread... i thought it might be twenty years old!
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