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Hi there, Kev here from Ireland!
Im gonna be looking at a nice 700r raptor before the end of the week and I was wondering if some forum members could give opinions.
This is the one i'l be looking at;
http://www.donedeal.ie/quads-for-sale/yamaha-raptor-700/6570502
so its a 2008 model and advertised for the equivalent of $5000
+'s;
dual exhausts
nerfbars
flexx bars
few other nice bits
looks to be in decent condition

-'s;
no headlights
no taillight
not a big fan of the graphics
possibly raced??
Price??

What do people think of this.....it seems to be in okay condition. Obviously if bought id have to source lights and maybe a few other small bits...
Do people think the asking is too high for that year?... with a bit of haggling I reckon I could get the price down a bit ;)
I wouldn't be that knowledgable on raptors themselves but id have a good idea what to look out for on pre-inspection.

Any advice is much appreciated. If all goes well then hopefully i'l be coming home with it this week

Thanks :)
 

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In my opinion that's a bit high on price. But I'm going off of what bikes are priced like by my state. Graphics can come off so that's not a big deal, with there being no headlights or a taillight I could only assume it has been raced which if it was taken care that's not a big deal. Might need a too end soon which could get pricey but it all depends. Pull the dipstick and see how the oil looks. Always good to run the vin number to make sure it wasn't stolen or totaled. Look over the frame really well for cracks or big dents
 

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Thanks :)!
The chap who's selling it is a dealer with a really good rep. Have bought from him a few years back and everything was good back then so I'd be willing to give the benefit of the doubt there although il still do my checks ;)
 

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I think the price (based on prices here in the states) is about $1500 too high. It appears to me it has been rode pretty hard. Check all pivot points for wear look for signs of heavy use. Excessive rub marks on engine cases and boot marks on the plastic. Listen for engine noises. The 700 is actually a pretty quiet engine so you shouldn't hear a lot of valve train noises. Also look around and see how the price compares to others for sale in your economy

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Depends what they normally sell for in Ireland really. Here where I live it is 1500 USD to high.
I don't necessarily agree that it looks like it was ridden hard. It appears to be in pretty good shape to me. The graphics and poor job of recovering the seat make it look older or more worn than it is.
As far as your race question... I would say no, not likely. It does not look like a race setup to me.
It looks like a quad you would commonly see on this forum. Something that someone put some money into and was proud of it.
The aftermarket parts that are on it were selected well. They are high quality parts.
Looks like a keeper if you settle on a price!

Price Bargaining points for you:
--it has no lights
--rear tires are new or newish but are a poor choice for the bike....they will wear out before you can say Braaaaaaap!
--tell him the aftermarket stuff may be worth something to someone but you would prefer it if it was stock. (dealers can't argue that and he won't know you actually like it)
--tell him the graphics are ugly and he will think your not emotionally attached to it and might be willing to walk away. (the graphics are not that bad but if you don't like them they do come off)
 

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Prices stateside are a good bit cheaper than over here I'm afraid. Completely stock models don't go for a whole lot less on average...maybe 3-400 but not much more. I don't think I'd have to spend a whole lot of cash getting it in tiptop shape....
Lights
Restitch Webb on nerfs
Service
And maybe a seat

The modded parts on this example are really grabbing my attention. Il go have a look at it anyway and give it a thorough inspection :)
 

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I agree you could have it pretty sweet for not a lot.
I hope it works out for you.
If you do get it (or another one) stick around here and get to know us. We would be happy to have you here and we love helping with questions and problems! :)
 

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Thanks very much for the input and points for bargaining ;)
The site is excellent...we'll laid out and seems a very friendly place :)
Il give an update with whatever happens with a sale before the week is out
:)
 

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We will look forward to hearing.
 

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Am I the only one reading Kevin's posts with an Irish accent. Lol.

Good luck with buy.
 

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Lol.
 

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Am I the only one reading Kevin's posts with an Irish accent. Lol.

Good luck with buy.
Heehee b'the jayzus :D
Gave the seller a call today.
Apparently it has been raced but assures me that it was well taken care of.
Also most of the aftermarket parts were sold and fitted by the seller and original receipts of parts can be shown.
Also assures me it has just been serviced prior to being advertised.

The engine has been opened and rebuilt at some stage so he says but has assured me it's absolutely perfect...no noises or rattles and pulls strong.

Also managed to negotiate a few quid off over the phone (if that's anything to go by I should get another few quid off meeting him face to face with a bit of luck)!

What do ye guys think?!?!

Btw quid=bucks ;)....:D
 

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Lol I know the quid reference from top gear haha. The quad does look nice but as everyone knows I will always take a stock one over a modified one for various reasons like in my head people put aftermarket parts because they want to ride it harder. 2 if any mods I want exactly what I want
I don't want to deal with something like an exhaust that's too loud or doesn't look right or is chrome when I rather black. Also when mods were they installed right? I rather spend the money and build my own not someone's project. Even tho its nice I couldn't bring myself to buy a quad that was raced.

Welcome to the forum btw. We all will help you make the right decision and answer questions you have. It's a very nice forum with little arguments and bickering.
 

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im not that concerned about the fact that its been raced if its in as good condition as im led to believe.
tbh, if i had a stock example, id probably end up putting the type of mods this one has anyway so thats why its appealing to me as it is.
no harm in having a good look anyway :)
 

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I find it hard to believe it was raced. I have never seen a race quad with stock suspension.
Maybe the guy put the stock back on when he sold it. I dunno.
Anyway.... What concerns me is the engine rebuild. I would want proof that it was done by a pro or it would devalue the bike for me. Not saing I wouldn't buy it but for sure the price would have to be good.
 

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Yea I'd assume if it was a race quad they probably traded in for a new. Why no one will know. But if they bought another 700 they probably kept their suspension because it wouldn't effect the trade in value so you essentially be giving it away.

Good point on the rebuild.
 

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We'll, good news!...
Had a good look at things this evening and mechanically everything is pretty much spot on!
Cosmetically I've a few bits to sort out and will in time give things a nice paint job and refresh.
Got a written guarantee on the engine work and also got a nice discount and service kit thrown in with some yamalube oil, new genuine shock guards, filter and plug.
Really happy with the new purchase :)
Going out trail riding first thing in the morning so should get a few pictures then as it's dark now!

Thanks all for the opinions advise and information, it's very much appreciated!

:)
 

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Cool!
 

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Nice
 
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