If only you lived close to me, there are a couple 250ex's that i mentioned in decent shape and pretty cheap. Here's one for $750 Honda 250ex
. Here's another one by the same guy that is a little nicer, a 2008 model for $950 2008 Honda 250ex
. Either would be a great deal. Other than plastic that is busted up a little in the 2nd one, it looks to be completely ready to ride. The first one is in rideable condition too. Looks like both of them could use some new tires too, they look pretty slick on both of them. Maybe you can find something similar near you.