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Hey guys,

New to the forum, and have been pondering purchasing a tecate-4, I have a line on a pretty solid 88.

A little background on myself: Now 26, I grew up with quads, at 14 I started on an LT250R and my father had picked up an LT500R as well to ride with me. At 16, I sold the quadracer to purchase a 92 Nissan 240SX and have been into building/restoring early 90s Nissan Z cars ever since. My dad has hung onto the 'Zilla all these years and has urged me into buying another bike.

Shopping around, I found this fine little chick in her early 20's and wanted to get your opinion on it.





















As you can see, its rather, basically stock with an FMF setup and a 304 big bore kit on it. But my only concern with it is that it's missing its rad shroud plastic. Yea the headlight cover is missing as well, but I've already found one on eBay. The only other issue with it, the rear brake lever is missing. The lines/caliper, and master cylinder are present and accounted for, but just the rear brake lever is MIA. Also wondering if anyone here has these parts? Other than the aforementioned, is there anything I should know right off hand to look for when I go to look at it? He's asking 1,700 for it which seems like a fair price considering how hard these are to find.

Thoughts, comments, concerns?

Thanks guys!

Chris
 

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Rockhound will have what you need if not he can get it. Looks like a decent deal, maybee talk him down some.
 

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i would try to talk him down to around $1k because u are going to have to find a few pieces of obsolete plastic and a different pipe setup.looks pretty solid though o and some fresh powder coating for the frame
 

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$1,200 sounds more like what that going rate would be. Good thing is that you can find white places on e-bay quite easily.
 

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The white shrouds and the white rear fenders are hard to find. The white rad cap well!!!!!!good luck. I would pay no more than 1200 for that bike just by looking. Just remember that these bike will always need something fixed. They are 20 years old.
 

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I can get white rears, and the shrouds, even though hard to find, are attainable. white rad cap is very hard to find but improvise, run a green rad cap, headlight cover and shrouds, it will go well with your frame so it won't look horribly out of place.
 

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Hey guys,

Thanks for the sound advice. I talked to the seller, he seems pretty firm on the price so thats out i guess. Also, the key switch is missing as well. All wiring is intact and there, but I guess the assembly is missing. Id like to start with the vital stuff to get started ie the brake lever. Ill be on the hunt for the Rad shroud and cap. Also, the rear shock he said is getting soft, so that will need a rebuild I'm sure.

Rockhound, how much would you charge me for the brake lever/key switch (if you have these) shipped to 13676. I'll pass on the green parts for now only because I plan on getting my frame redone in black so I can switch between white/green plastics if need be. I'd like to save my white plastics.
 

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Hey guys,

Also, the rear shock he said is getting soft, so that will need a rebuild I'm sure.
Rockhound, how much would you charge me for the brake lever/key switch (if you have these) shipped to 13676. I'll pass on the green parts for now only because I plan on getting my frame redone in black so I can switch between white/green plastics if need be. I'd like to save my white plastics.
Rockhound has rebuilt shocks in stock. I have a white headlight cover I don't need that I could sell. Yes you can put green plastics on it but the green fronts are harder to get than the whites.
 
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