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Old 11-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #21
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If it runs well, has no leaks, tires are good and brakes work should not be a problem to ride home particularly if you ride conservatively. Once I got it home I’d do a complete replace of all fluids, lube all bearings, etc...
Agreed, though I certainly wouldn't be doing anything other than riding very conservatively. Depending on how long it's been sitting, the tires might even need to be replaced. Once you get it home, fluids all around! Coolant, brakes, engine oil. As you're getting the brakes, make sure you give the caliper pistons a good scrub down, keep them shiny and clean. I'd hit the rotors with some sandpaper too, then blast everything with some brake cleaner. Check/clean/adjust chain and sprockets. Safe bet the forks and shocks are due to be serviced.

As said above, worst case scenario, you're out at the very most $2500. And you'd have yourself a very nicely sorted bike at that point. The bike looks clean, and cosmetically farkled, so I would imagine it was in decent shape before it sat, however short or long that may have been.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:00 PM   #22
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If it runs well, has no leaks, tires are good and brakes work should not be a problem to ride home particularly if you ride conservatively. Once I got it home I’d do a complete replace of all fluids, lube all bearings, etc...
I plan to go for a nice long test ride too right away then let it sit while we talk and then re-inspect it for leaks.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:50 AM   #23
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I plan to go for a nice long test ride too right away then let it sit while we talk and then re-inspect it for leaks.
Make sure he hasn't started it before you get there, you want it cold.

OH! Something that hasn't been brought up.... the 2nd gear issue.
Need to get on it hard in 2nd gear, and make sure it doesn't pop out of gear.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:26 AM   #24
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Make sure he hasn't started it before you get there, you want it cold.

OH! Something that hasn't been brought up.... the 2nd gear issue.
Need to get on it hard in 2nd gear, and make sure it doesn't pop out of gear.
Gear pop out is a thing in sequential gearboxes?!
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:55 AM   #25
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Looking to buy another Gen 1.. what should I look out for?


Be on the lookout for a ton of fun on a great riding bike and the added bonus of knowing you got a great bargain.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:58 PM   #26
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Gear pop out is a thing in sequential gearboxes?!
Gen1's have a tendency to have it happen. Not under normal riding, or on a well taken care of bike. But on a bike that has been ridden hard, or maybe a lack of clutch from 1st-2nd, or just general abuse.
On my last bike, I just made the habit of going 1st to 3rd. If I was in 2nd and got on the throttle, around 4500rpm, revs would soar, and then suddenly hook back up again around 6500rpm. Then it would happen again in the latter half of the powerband. Some people only get it on the latter half, so you need to make sure you find a straight you can wind out 2nd gear on (110mph). If it doesn't happen during the test ride, then put it out of your mind, use your clutch, and you're good to go.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:17 AM   #27
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Some people only get it on the latter half, so you need to make sure you find a straight you can wind out 2nd gear on (110mph).
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:17 PM   #28
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We've agreed on $1600 pending my inspection and test ride. I will be meeting with him next Sunday. Now I just prepare my cold weather riding outfit...
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:51 PM   #29
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Super news! Hope everything works well and you get to take'r home.

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Old 11-10-2017, 10:08 PM   #30
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Holy cow what a deal. Man, the poor Gen 1 will soon be worth pennies
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Holy cow what a deal. Man, the poor Gen 1 will soon be worth pennies
Just depends on the location! You can always come out to California and sell it for $1000 more!
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Just depends on the location! You can always come out to California and sell it for $1000 more!
More like $1000 flat
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:13 AM   #33
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More like $1000 flat
Psh, I'm going to come out well ahead when the day comes to sell this bike THANKS TO YOU!
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