Re: Need advice on things to check before buying.
Agreed, I currently have 3 bikes and my first two bikes were rushed and I was unhappy afterwards, then I had to put even more money on it to get running smoothly when I could have used that extra money on a brand new bike. Also make sure its cold when you look at it to ensure there are no leaks. When an engine is running and it's hot, it won't usually leak (especially oil) until after it's settled down. I know this because my 06 gsxr 750 had a crack in the oil pan and I didn't notice it at first, but over the first night it was dripping oil. Then it suffered the infamous herky jerky experience and sputtered/hesitated when I gradually increase the throttle. When I bought the bike, it had the stock exhaust system on it still and I was kind of surprised because the bike has 18k miles when I bought it and only aftermarket item was a K&N air filter but no exhaust? It was when I swapped it to an aftermarket exhaust and thats when I was able to hear the bike sputter like crazy because you can't hear the stock exhaust can for sh!t.
Just tellin you my experience when buying used and I hope that gave you another idea to what to look out for. Oh and also, make sure you give that bike a good rev. If the seller doesn't like the idea, he's 9/10 hiding something.
Last edited by JamesIsMe; 04-19-2019 at 11:16 AM.