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Old 12-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #8108
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Patagonia, AZ - great area for Dual Sports
Oddometer: 136
Originally Posted by maverick1 View Post

Anyway, I found a 2007 with around 500 miles on it.
Does the low mileage necessarily mean the bike, engine is in good shape?
I guess the brake pads won't have much wear.
Probably has never had an oil change.
What service has to be done on a bike of this age/mileage? Oil, brake fluid, ?????
Probably the original tires. Don't tires go bad/hard with age?
Just wondering what the bike will need to be road/trail worthy.
I hope the same fuel was not sitting in the tank and fuel system for the last 5 years.
Anything you guys can think of would be appreciated.
A couple of years ago I bought an '04 with 775 miles on it. I assumed the 600 mile service had not been done, so I went the full route on that. The only issue I had with it was the chain was too stiff so that got replaced. Since then have put 7000 miles on it with no issues.
Rich in Patagonia
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