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Well i'm off to get my new Gixxer......1992 1100...

I'm just looking for suggestions as items i should checkout on the bike.

I know all the basics, just looking for itmes that might be problem areas for the gixxer....

anyone?
 

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blue and white, or black and red?
teh black and red 92 1100 is one of the nicest factory paint jobs ever.
 

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Actually its pearl white.......Not my choice, but will do til it gets repainted....
 

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Originally posted by karl_1052:
blue and white, or black and red?
teh black and red 92 1100 is one of the nicest factory paint jobs ever.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Dats right
 

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also...look at the seams on the engine where the cases meet the pan, block or head. If it looks like those gaskets were "visited" by a mechanic...ask if the motor has had any breakdowns or major rebuilds. Mine had orange silicon gasket sealant everywhere so it was obvious that it had been "visited" for some reason previously...so I was able to talk the price down.

Check the bearings on the wheels for side-to-side play and the swingarm too.

Pull the seat off and look to see if the wiring has been fiddled with. Do all the bulbs light up?

If you ask for a test ride and he says "NO" that could be a good sign...or he's hiding something.

Good luck
 

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Check the steering stops.
Has the engine case been welded?
Any dents in the headers?
Does it stay in gears?
Smoke?
Welded sub-frame?
Brake pads, discs and fork seals OK?
Cam chain rattle?
Front and rear wheel in line?
Chain & sprockets? Tires OK?
Shimmy at 50 mph?
Must wheelie at 7000 rpm in first on throttle alone. If it doesn't the motor is weak.
 

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Damn Wolf... s'like lookin in a mirror


Wheelie in first @ 7000 on throttle alone! Holy shit! If I gave it stick at 7000 in first, the friggin' thing would loop


[ 08-17-2002, 12:08 PM: Message edited by: EarL ]
 

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ride it, ride it, ride it! check and see if the bike shifts smoothly for sure! shifting from first to second and also check fifth gear(most people cruise around in fifth). if the transmission is sloppy, you are talking about big money! those cases will have to be split!
 
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