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Old 05-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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?'s about a bike

Later today, I am going to look at the R1 my boyfriend and I are buying. (I am just helping him get it, not ride it in any way!) I am entirely too small to ride the dam thing and so I know that I need to ask a bunch of questions. The problem is, I don't know what questions to ask. Anyone have any suggestions? Call me a noob, or whatever, but I don't want to get screwed on this deal.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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Later today, I am going to look at the R1 my boyfriend and I are buying. (I am just helping him get it, not ride it in any way!) I am entirely too small to ride the dam thing and so I know that I need to ask a bunch of questions. The problem is, I don't know what questions to ask. Anyone have any suggestions? Call me a noob, or whatever, but I don't want to get screwed on this deal.
Put your questions here on the list. Most people here are busy and aren't going to try to beg for questions to answer, so more detail would help. Make a list and then if some of us can help we sure will!
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
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, you going to 'help' your boyfriend buy a bike, and a R1 no less?

Yo, Specter, i think she wants a list of questions to ask the seller... she doesn't know what to ask.
some questions to ask: has the bike been down? has the bike been garaged or sat outside? who are the original owners? maintenance records available? mileage? etc....
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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yes,
I know it has 11, and its an 03. Yellow and black. I know to ask if it's been dropped, oil and sprockets maintence, and my bro-in-law in said something about valves? Anything else I am missing?
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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if you are a noob in the bike world, ask them if you can take it to a shop to check it, then take it to Motorcycles Unlimited, Patrick will tell you what is good and wrong for a fee but it will be well worth it.
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ask if it's been wrecked & the status of the title (salvage usually = no finance)
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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+1 on havin it checked out unless your man or his bro know enough about bikes to make a good decision...
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #9
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thanks indoMLA, you understand what I was asking. The bike is super cheap(that is the reason behind this thread) and my bro in law is heading back to Houston so he can't help me now.
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yea basically what indoMLA said title? original owner? why sellin? check basic wear parts. chain and sprocket tires check if bein dropped. if horn and blinkers and brakes work. i think there is a sticky in the for sale forum
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #11
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yes,
I know it has 11, and its an 03. Yellow and black. I know to ask if it's been dropped, oil and sprockets maintence, and my bro-in-law in said something about valves? Anything else I am missing?
yes to my question?

first bike?


Tell him not to get it
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:40 PM   #13
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The 65 year old man that had it died and his kids are wanting to sell it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #14
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He's doing it for the $$$$. It's $3500
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If it's on the far North side I could meet you there this evening and help ya'll check it out
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #17
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Dude, I am in College Station. Thanks for the offer tho...
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:45 PM   #18
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is this his first bike?
First off don't get the R1 if it is his first bike.
So your next question would be where can I find a 600 or smaller at this price
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:53 PM   #19
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He is not going to ride it, it's for monetary purposes only. I told him that he wasn't going to drive it. Most of our friends ride and we have someone that will look at it a shop in town. If I did live in Houston, I would take it to Patrick. Thanks for your replies and help, I really do appreciate it!!!!!
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well if your man doesn't buy it and it's in good condition let me know
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