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IS it WORTH IT? Issues? B400, 2003

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My Burg 400 clone, the VOG, is living on borrowed time.

It's eminently useful. I have a 650; that's my cruising bike...but I need something lighter and less thirsty.

I see a local dealer has a 2003 Burgman 400 for sale - his marked-up price is $1999.

It has 26,000 miles on it.

I'm considering this for several reasons: First, some body parts may be interchangeable with my VOG. Possibly the tires as well And I expect general handling will be similar.

Is this even remotely worth it? The second reason is, Craigslist Burgmans have pretty much dried up. Oh, sure, there'll be more in the fall - but at what price.

What issues can an owner expect, that have been solved in newer 400s? Does a 400 with that much mileage have much left in it, anyway?

What's a more-realistic offer on this?
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Mines in that neighborhood and I'd hope to get that much for it if I sold it, but ...
As long as it's been cared for it should be ok. Some pre 07s have oil usage issues - mine does. As long as you check it every other tank of hwy driving you should be ok. As far as parts interchanging with the Vog, it would be a miracle if they fit well. My guess is that they won't. My experience with Chinese scooters is that just because it's a clone doesn't mean it's close to the same. Given that it's a 250 would also mean differences.
Take it for a ride. If it feels good, make an offer - I always start at least < 20% of asking price.
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