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Old 05-12-2018, 11:28 AM
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Alright everyone, thanks for looking.

I have been learning more and more and getting bettor at fixing ATVs. Now that I'm getting bettor I thought it would be a good "job" for me to buy broken ATVs, fix them, and sell them.

But my question is, I found this 400ex (and I have a 400ex so thats my best field) for only $1,200. But the thing is, he said there is nothing wrong. Im not stupid, I know it has a problem but he docent say what it is. Should I still go there, buy it for around $1000 and keep pressuring him until he tells me whats wrong with it?

Her is the link:https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/m...580945060.html

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:07 PM
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I do think it is a good idea buying and selling atvs . I just started a year or two ago and I enjoy doing it. I would not bother going to get the 4Wheeler unless he tells you whatís wrong with it. But thatís just my opinion hope It helps
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by stephenwillis View Post
I do think it is a good idea buying and selling atvs . I just started a year or two ago and I enjoy doing it. I would not bother going to get the 4Wheeler unless he tells you whatís wrong with it. But thatís just my opinion hope It helps
Thanks for replying. He never replied to my text so I'm guessing he already sold it or he's just a B. What type of quads do u usually do the buying/selling with?
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:03 PM
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I have made a good profit fixing and selling my last 3 ATV's. Once you learn how to tune a carburetor, you are halfway there. Just don't need to play games with idiots! I think any brand name ATV that has good bones, you can probably make a couple bucks on. Example, AC 500 Owner thought it had a bad motor. Nope it had crud in the gas tank. I bought it for $400 , sold it for $2,500! AC 400 that I bought for $1,400 , needed seat covered and brake pads. Sold it for $2,500. Put the money towards my dream ATV, a 2008 Arctic Cat 700 Diesel , bought for $3,500 and I love it.
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:20 PM
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I have made a good profit fixing and selling my last 3 ATV's. Once you learn how to tune a carburetor, you are halfway there. Just don't need to play games with idiots! I think any brand name ATV that has good bones, you can probably make a couple bucks on. Example, AC 500 Owner thought it had a bad motor. Nope it had crud in the gas tank. I bought it for $400 , sold it for $2,500! AC 400 that I bought for $1,400 , needed seat covered and brake pads. Sold it for $2,500. Put the money towards my dream ATV, a 2008 Arctic Cat 700 Diesel , bought for $3,500 and I love it.
Wow! You made some cash! Im getting pretty good at carburetor and decent at everything else so I think I'm doing pretty well. The one thing I'm clueless on is the Engine but my grandpa own an engine shop so I can learn from him.

Also, I just got a free law mower that smokes and hesitates going into drive and a free retailer that currently docent run. Im hoping to make some money off these. Does anyone have any ideas on the lawn mower that smokes bad and hesitates going into gear?
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:35 PM
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People like to pay top dollar for something that looks and drives mint. Replace any missing parts, replace any missing stickers, etc. Pretty easy to change fluids, slap on a set of new tires, maybe touch up some paint, make brakes like new, new drive belt if needed. Advertise for top dollar once you get it mint, don't settle for less. Pictures of the old Cats that I fixed up and sold. I got pretty good at replacing seat covers, haha. The 500 had about 9,000 miles when I sold it. The guy begged me to sell it to him with the 30" Mudzillas that I bought for a song. I kind hated them, haha.
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:52 PM
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People like to pay top dollar for something that looks and drives mint. Replace any missing parts, replace any missing stickers, etc. Pretty easy to change fluids, slap on a set of new tires, maybe touch up some paint, make brakes like new, new drive belt if needed. Advertise for top dollar once you get it mint, don't settle for less. Pictures of the old Cats that I fixed up and sold. I got pretty good at replacing seat covers, haha. The 500 had about 9,000 miles when I sold it. The guy begged me to sell it to him with the 30" Mudzillas that I bought for a song. I kind hated them, haha.
Thanks for the help and replies. I made a new thread in the "Other ATV topics" section for my mower and rototiller. All replies will be helpful.

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Old 05-17-2018, 11:36 AM
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Well...buying used anything is a crap shoot, if you feel confident in your skillset it really shouldn't matter as I don't think anyone will "honestly" tell you everything they know about something. ATV's can be especially challenging because of the environment they run in...but just about everything is fixable...
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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subscribed, this seems like a very interesting thread
 
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