Re: Advice for a FA50 with no battery, no ignition?

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> DPC Ryan Wrote:

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> That bike will all but never be worth anything other than a quiet, slow,

> to and from putt. If that's what you want, good. But any money you put

> into it will not be seen in the resale value.

You are right about it being quiet and maybe about resale value .

And , if 30 MPH is slow , then you would be right about that , too .

Not all value is scored by resale .

I've been running my FA50 for going on 10 years . It's been reliable since the day I got it running . I bought it , barn found , for $135 .

Above that 135 , I bought a new fender , tires , handle bar grips , a used seat and a Chinese HT coil . Those items totaled about $100 . I used a bit of left over spray paint to 'brighten' a few things and since , some left over vinyl to recover the seat .

Not that I would sell it , but , I'm sure it would bring a lot more than $235 . I have been offered $600 , on more than one occasion .

The enjoyment over the past 10 years has been worth way more than the money I could get for the bike . ;)

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