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altoncustomtech posted a topic in Off TopicJust thought I'd share for the fun of it. Ever since we bought our fourwheeler (a 2009 Honda Rancher 420AT 4x4) back in August of 2011 I've always wished we had at least another good quad for us to ride so that me and the wife could do our own things when we went out to play. On that same note I've been after my uncle for years (long before I bought the Rancher) to sell me my cousins 1991 Honda 250X. Although I knew it had been through a lot (I know cuz I helped A LOT!!) it was still a VERY solid quad and it also got the engine rebuilt a few years ago due to my uncle having a brain fart about the installation of the oil filter in the engine. In the mean time of hounding him at least once a year about selling the 250X to me I learned that back in 2006 Honda started putting what's called a "Sport Clutch" in the new 250EX's. After reading up on that great little idea I really wanted to get one for the family as it would be able to teach the manual clutch handicapped lot of them how to use a clutch without being so hard on a real manual clutched machine (kills, overrevs, underrevs, clutch dumps, etc.). Alas the money was never right for one of those. So fast forward to the last few weeks. I asked my uncle, once again, about buying the 250X. It had sat for the last 3 years due to some issue with the carb and I figured that after sitting that long if I was ever going to have the chance this would be it. I couldn't believe my luck!! He finally said yes!!! So, I went and picked it up last weekend (the 21st) and brought it home. Took the carb off and found a clogged idle jet and a passage or two that were less than perfectly clean. Threw it back together and BOOM, it fired right up and ran perfect! So we spent the day Sunday playing around on the new (to us) quad and having an all around good time with a 23yo machine that runs and looks like it's only a few years old. All the fenders are in perfect shape, the seat cover is in great shape and the original, it even has the original 1991 headlight bulb (high beam only working tho) in it, lol. $750 for a machine I've loved literally since I was a kid. Then the unexpected happened. I was still hunting around for a 250EX, though I was skeptical I would find one for a price I was willing to pay for it and it still be any count. Monday (the 23rd)I logged on and checked out a few listings on CL while on lunch break at work and I ran across a 2007 250EX that was listed as being in like new shape. Owned by a woman who had ridden it only a hand full of times, got pregnant and hadn't ridden it since. It sounded too good to be true as the price on the listing was $2300 OBO. I thought, "What the hell?!?" right? and called her up. She answered the phone, we talked a little, I got the same spill as the ad stated. After talking to her about the number of people who had been looking at it I asked if I could take a look at it that evening and it was on. My wife, our best friend and I went down and when she opened the garage door up, damn. The machine very literally looked like BRAND NEW. There wasn't a spec of dirt to be found on it, the original tires still had the little rubber teets on them, there wasn't even scratches on the plastic from rubbing them against brush on a trail. I shot her an offer of $1800, she countered with $2000 and we settled on $1900!! Unbelievable! I was able to get two quads I had really been wanting at great prices in a 48hr period! Sorry for the long story guys, but the excitement has been welling up inside and I had to share it somewhere, lol. Here's a few pics of the great new toys. I gotta get a few more of the 250X, and yeah the 250EX has a few girly stickers on it, but what do you expect? It was originally owned by a woman, lol. Almost no one lives anywhere near me, but if you're ever interested in going riding someplace new come on down, up, or over!