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Old 05-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Timfish42 Timfish42 is offline
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Default Advice sought - used Nambotin purchase (EC300)

Hi all,

I'm after advice and views on purchase of a second hand 2011 Nambotin 300. I've a few questions and would very much appreciate advice from those on this forum. Also, this is my first post, so apologies in advance if I have this in the wrong place!

My first questions relates to the interchangeability of parts between the Nambotin and a standard EC 300. Given there were only 200 Nambotin replicas made, I a have some concerns as to the availability of spares in the future. Is this something I need to worry about or will EC parts fit?

Secondly, I'd be keen to get the views of members on whether this is an appropriate bike for me. Most of my experience has been on a XR650R, and mostly open desert or fire trail. I want something small, light, quick off the mark and reliable. Other options I've considered are the 'Berg and KTM 300 2 strokes. I have ridden these, and like them, but they are not exactly unusual and the hit off the pipe can be a bit sharp when coming from a 4 stroke. (I am 40YO, 220 lbs and 6'3" and have been away from riding for about 4 years)

Finally, price. The Nambotin that my friend is selling is a 2011 with 4500 km on it. It's recently had the top end done. He is a good mate and I have faith in his regular maintenance. He wants AUD$8000 for it. For that I could get 2012 Husaberg with 20 hours on the dial in near new condition. The Nambotin is NOT new, but has been soundly maintained (but ridden by someone who rides like a demon).

Grateful any advice, informed or otherwise

Cheers and thanks

Tim
Canberra, Australia.
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