What to check on a used 06 450f before I buy?
Posted November 07, 2011 - 08:45 PM
Posted November 08, 2011 - 06:47 AM
I found an 06 450 for 1,900. I keep telling my self its to good to be true. So I spoke with the Guy and he said the bike was mostly stock except for the back rim, he said that he cracked the hub so he's using a DNA rim. My question is what are common issues with this year? I bought an 03 a few years back and didn't really ride it very hard and the shifter folk for4th gear went out and Holly crap was it expensive to fix. The shop that fixed it said that it was common on 03s. Do I have to worry about the same kid of trans issues on the 06?.
No you don't.
Look for signs of wear, how it idles, pitt marks on the forks and rims (lots of hours), smell the oil, view the air cleaner, etc etc.
Posted November 10, 2011 - 05:48 PM
There are deals to be had though....I got a xr650r for a good deal because I pointed out all of the problem areas... the seller was asking $2300...I got it for $1300. Don't be afraid to point out the short comings and what it will cost to fix them. Don't be afraid to walk away... there is always another bike right around the corner.. you are in control because you have the cash... if it don't feel right...walk away!