You kinda have be carefull when lookin for a cheap banshee to buy. yea most of all the good ones I see they want around 3500 or more. but sometimes you get lucky and find a good one cheap.
our second banshee we got, traded a nice running blaster for it. it was pretty ragged out, i mean you could tell somebody rode the shit outta it, and the guy only wanted 1500 for it. but it had a couple nice extras like TCS front shocks and pro circuit exhaust and some other things. it ran but the motor was on its last leg. lol we didnt even ride it when we got it home, just rolled it from the back of the truck and into our shop to started disecting the bitch. it turned out alittle worse than we first thought. the cylinders were really fucked up and I think bored .80 over or more. somebody drilled out all the head studs and used bolts to bolt the head on. they even drilled down into the exhaust ports and the water jackets :angry5: . and it had some heavy case damage from a chain derailment and every thing in the flywheel side was pretty fucked up too, looked like somebody took a hammer and beat the shit out of it.
we ended up buying some new jugs on ebay off a 2005 bike, got a new crankshaft and new topend and everything and a few other things and shee's running great now. I'd really like to find some new top and bottom cases that aint busted though.
but whats funny is we dont know what year it is :confused7 . the number on the motor is ground off, the number on the frame is like a 2000 or newer, and its got a rear end of a 87 (different carrier and sprocket hub than the newer years). and it has yellow and grey fenders like on a 96 or 97. they guy we got it from said his guess was that its a 97 from going buy the plastics, so thats just what we call it