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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 97k '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 37k 89 FZR400 racebike, 56k 06 ZX6R track only, 21k 97 ZX6R F model
I can't hear any grinding noise in the video.....
I think we have different idea of cared for...........
And typically one only replacing the oe plastics if going racing to race bodywork or if they crashed it and buy something aftermarket, or used, or.......................................... and if the old plastics were all zip ties and the stator cover rashed, it has been crashed before and maybe significantly so...??
I am not there to see it in person, but I would beat him down on price (chain/sprockets soon (lets just say $175 if you can install yourself)and most likely a master rebuild or replace (another $25 if you can do it yourself)- would be two key areas, but I would also bring up the mention of valve adjustment service that was due 3,000 miles ago and that is about $500 for that service etc.... ) before I would consider it a good deal- but totally your call on what you want to do and how well you can do it.....
But I can easily see you spending close to $1000 catching up on defferred maintenance in very short order.......
If you go look at it, bring a voltmeter and test the charging system yourself, and ride it and make sure no transmission or running issues or slipping clutch. Pay attention to ho the suspension feels and look for oil leaks
A whole list of shit to look over closely and scrutinize and brow beat the seller down on anything and everything
Worst that happens is you keep looking if he says no, worst that happens if he says yes is - you bought yourself a pile of shit- so do your due dilligence in shopping it....... nobody wants to end up with a pile o shit that steals there lunch money and aggrevates them
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