New Bike to Buy, Help!

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New Bike to Buy, Help!

Postby akronos » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:51 am

Hello everyone, I found a fzr 1000 of 1989 to add to my collection. Has 40,000 KM and the owner asks me $ 1,000. What do you think?

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Re: New Bike to Buy, Help!

Postby TomcatMJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Hm, some dents (especially the windshiled seems to be short before breaking in puzzle-parts, should be easily exchanged) and minor scratches, obviously given due to the bikes age, but seems not to have had a real accident...if the motor revs fine and the chassis (Wheelbearrings,Steeringheadbearrings Fork and Swing Arm bearrings) works well it's definitely worth the price, especially if the mileage is true (1,6 km=1 mile). Ask the seller for the last valve clearance check or adjustment as this should have happend around 4000 km ago if the service plan was kept in mind and check the age of the tyres before testriding (a testride is definitely needed for checking the motor+chassis) to avoid a smashdown during the ride;)
If everythings well then get it, otherwise check the price for proper repair and try to lower the sellers price a bit ;)
And ask the seller for Oilconsumption of the motor as thats an indicator how he rode it and it tells you about the state of the motor...
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