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01-16-2016, 12:14 PM,
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Buying a VStar, NEED HELP
Hey all! I'm currently looking at buying a new bike. There is one nearby me, a 2000 VStar 650 classic. Is in really good cosmetic shape, but is claiming the engine is seized up. What could be the problem, and is it something I could fix? He is asking 1,000 for it. ANY help I could get would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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01-16-2016, 04:18 PM,
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RE: Buying a VStar, NEED HELP
UPDATE: I am told by the seller that the oil pump has failed.
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01-17-2016, 01:14 AM,
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Buying a VStar, NEED HELP
(01-16-2016, 12:14 PM)evanlake10 Wrote: Hey all! I'm currently looking at buying a new bike. There is one nearby me, a 2000 VStar 650 classic. Is in really good cosmetic shape, but is claiming the engine is seized up. What could be the problem, and is it something I could fix? He is asking 1,000 for it. ANY help I could get would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

I'm no sure where are you located but here in CA where bikes are normally pretty expensive anyways... 300 would be the highest I would pay for something like that.
My advice is keep looking
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01-17-2016, 07:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-17-2016, 07:49 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: Buying a VStar, NEED HELP
i doubt the oil pump failed more than likely the oil was never changed or it ran with the oil seriously low, in any case the engine is junk. i own a 2000 650 classic it's in pretty much the same condition as it was when new except i made it into a silverado. i'v been offered up to 2,000 for it. 1500 on a trade in. if the bike your looking at is in perfect condition not good but perfect it might be worth installing a used engine but 1,000 dollars is kinda high if you can get it for under 800 i would go for it. i figure 800 for the bike and maybe 600 for a good engine would make a very nice 1400 dollar bike. but only if the bike is perfect and you can do the work yourself. if you need to send it out for the work, definitely pass this one up. just the drive shaft unit on the 650 is over 400 used if you can even find one. so i figure it's worth 800 in parts anyway.
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02-06-2016, 09:24 PM,
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RE: Buying a VStar, NEED HELP
(01-16-2016, 12:14 PM)evanlake10 Wrote: Hey all! I'm currently looking at buying a new bike. There is one nearby me, a 2000 VStar 650 classic. Is in really good cosmetic shape, but is claiming the engine is seized up. What could be the problem, and is it something I could fix? He is asking 1,000 for it. ANY help I could get would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
I probably would not touch it. Even a running 2000 v star 650 will only cost about $1500 to $2000. The engine and transmission are one unit lubricated by the same oil (clutch included). No telling where the problem is (would require engine and transmission removal and overhaul). I purchased an immaculate 2008 VStar 650 Silverado with 7100 miles that looked like it rolled right out of the factory. It had new tires and a fresh 7000 mile service for $3700. Keep looking because there are some great bargains out there on this model. They are popular and widely available.
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