Posted May 24, 2004 - 12:47 PM
Posted May 24, 2004 - 09:06 PM
That bike is now 6, nearly 7 years old, was the first of the model and although many are still running strong, I suggest having it checked over, or be prepared to spend a few bucks to give it a new lease of life.
Posted May 25, 2004 - 06:00 AM
Beware the dreaded throttle slide. More and more 98/99 seem to be suffering from this. Not such a big deal if you catch it first. Check if the idle hangs after its warmed up and ridden a while. If it does and a blip of the throttle fixes it, it needs changing. 140$.
Otherwise....just give it a good once over for wear & general condition. Might want to pull the plug to check if its been running rich/lean if you know how to read a plug.
Also check/ask if the free mods have been done. If not, you probably have a winner as it wont have been ridden hard - a gem - buy it.