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Old 02-09-2013, 03:28 AM   #2
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Location: Virginia
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Make sure the motor isn't locked up. It won't hurt a thing to bump the starter for a second or two to make sure things spin freely.

Make sure the title / VIN numbers match.

Check for frame cracks. Shouldn't be any at 30mph unless he hit something solid.

Make sure the crack isn't in the engine case itself.

Pull a plug. Check for spark.

If all looks good and the price is right, go for it. Good luck on a potential project!

BTW - it needs to be cheap. You can get a very nice, and I mean VERY nice FZ1 of that vintage that needs nothing for $2500- $3500 all day long; many times with full luggage included. Make sure your project doesn't take you near that, or it wouldn't be a worthwhile project.
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