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Old 01-23-2013, 11:22 PM   #128
PeterW
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Gold Coast
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Check the tank for rust.

That'd be about the only problem that'd be a show stopper - well, O.K. it can be fixed, but it'd be a PITA to deal with. (Having to seal the tank, maybe a new pump, do the external filter mod). The newer ones went to a slightly beefier alternator, dual spark ignition and later still ABS. Only the ABS was a significant improvement, and only if you want ABS. The latest (2012+) model is a real improvement, but it'll be a while before they are cheap second hand.

The DL's are solid bikes, that's about the only problem I can see other than needing to check the rubber bits for cracking due to age, but most of them don't have problems like that anyway.

Pete
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