Originally Posted by Wylie
So I'm looking at an 03 with potentially 175 hours and likley more on the clock and very little to maybe no maintenance.
That's not a lot of hours, yet I'm sure it is possible that someone beat the crap out of it. I lucked out on my 2003 300, which had been raced (prior owner) for two seasons. I put another 12k miles on it, something like 4 piston kits, before I had the bottom end rebuilt (nothing failed, just a little rod play). Bike looks like hell, suspension suuuuucks, but the motor is great.
Then again years ago I bought a spotless 380, "barely ridden", and it turns out the bottom end is toast. Still haven't ridden it. Someday..