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I have the chance of buying an 88 LT500 but it needs a sleeve and a crank shaft. bike is in ok condition. Tires and rims ok. But the engine... well it broke the rod and trashed the cylinder. Just wondering if anyone would know better than me what this bike would be worth AS IS? Thank you
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Hmmnnnn.....Broke crank and needs a sleeve !! Pretty much
sums it up for the LT500. They are a hell of a fast bike when
fresh. Problem is, the life span of the motor is a bit short.
The bikes have always been known to be a money pit. Do a
good research on available after market engine parts before
opening up the wallet......My 2 cents.

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DEPENDS ON HOW BEAT THE FRAME IS, BUSHINGS, BEARINGS ETC.
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all i know is what fuj said, they rip something fierce, but you best have a thick wallet for the upkeep.
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The frame, bearings and bushings are in pretty good shape. overall the bike is in decent shape. I can get it for $500.  I'll try to get a picture.





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im not sure how available lt500 parts are for rebuilding yours?
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I'm pretty sure it would cost around $800-1k from what I've researched.  


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at least 1k... im a sucker tho. i would buy it just to see it live again. then i would notice that a) i dont have enough money to fix it b) it was afro engineered too many times to be repaired properly. or c) run out of patients with a can of worms i shouldn't have opened but still refuse to part it out. or d) all of the above. on second thought, where is it located? id like to add it to the never ending and never solved mysteries that are overflowing my garage
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oh.. rcr will gladly breathe new life into that motor. call rick ritter and ask him what it would cost. 618-644-3211 he has a profile here and facebook page too.
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yah, and hes trustworthy, we all know him!
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