Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Meredith, NH, USA
On a 10 year old bike with only 8,000 miles the list is long! you have to consider when those miles were put on, all in the first couple years? or spread out during those 10 years.
The first question would be how and when those miles were put on.
Oil changes, when and how often.
Brake fluid change, when and how often.
Battery,on a tender? ever been replaced?
Tires dry rot?
Bike stored in a climate controlled setting and where is the bike located and weather conditions for that area.
Conditions of brake lines?
Critters living under the fairings?
There are so many things to look for in a bike that old with very little miles on it. If all the miles were put on in the early years and the bike was just thrown in a garage I would pass unless it is shown that the oil was changed even when miles were not put on and that at the very least the bike was road yearly a few hundred miles. how much is the asking price?.....Just a couple items that are a very common issue with these bikes will put it over the KBB range, clutch,due to main shaft o ring failure and servo and ABS unit failure will cost in the ball park of $3,500. Those two issues WILL happen,when? any time, could be tomorrow or it could be a couple years.
Last edited by BAK04GT; Nov 20th, 2013 at 2:04 pm.