Should I buy this 2004 ST 1300?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by maurerhouse, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    Your right I was totally wrong , must be too much Judge Judy.
    Buyer beware

    (Must be the chemo i'm on)
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  2. maurerhouse

    maurerhouse Adventurer

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    :rofl I believe this emoticon perfectly demonstrates how I feel.

    It was not a final drive failure. It was a damaged pivot pin paralever. I'm not quite sure what that is because all I heard was "NOT FINAL DRIVE NOT FINAL DRIVE" but I'll find out more when I pick up the bike.

    The oil sight glass had started to leak so they're replacing that and it was out of synch at idle so they're doing a tune up.

    I plan to learn how to work on this bike myself.

    What do you y'all think the first maintenance thing I should do is?

    Thanks for your input folks - this experience has been harrowing and educational.
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  3. duke944

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    That's good news! I'd replace all fluids and ride the crap out of it.
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  4. maurerhouse

    maurerhouse Adventurer

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    For the record: What are "all the fluids"? :D
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  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    change the oil
    change the transmission fluid
    change the differential fluid
    flush the brake fluid
    inspect/change air filter
    is there a fuel filter? inspect
    inspect all rubber hoses and seals
    inspect tires for cracking
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  6. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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  7. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about the chemo, Roadstar. That's a nasty battle, and good luck.

    I'll kiss and make up too. Perhaps I was a little sharp.

    (backstory starts....) long ago I once sold a toyota celica gt. It was ten years old, 100,000 miles....and it decent shape, for what it was. Five speed manual. Looked cool.

    A month after I sold it the kid who bought it came to my apartment and told me the clutch went bad. He wanted me to pay for the repair. Even better was when I asked him if he even knew how to drive a clutch before he bought the thing. Nope, he said, but he still wanted money.

    I told him to take a hike.

    Kinda soured me on the idea of people coming back after a sale.

    So, heal up. Get well...and good riding.

    Cakeeater
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  8. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    I greatly appreciate that, i`m doing good. As i have to go every other week for a 6 hour session (for 12 sessions) . Been out of work for 2 1/2 month`s (colon cancer) & i do get out & ride when i feel good. I`ll try & think real hard what i type before i do next time. :deal
    I see what your getting at with your sale, & that would put a bad taste in my mouth also.

    Have a great day
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  9. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Long timer

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    My wife went through cancer treatment. Our three kids were little, it was a horrible time. But...she's doing well, healthy as can be...ten years past treatment...and here's to the same future for you.

    Cheers,

    Cakeeater
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  10. joelisac

    joelisac Rotorhead

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    I just bought a 2004A for $7,000 and 45K. I would grab this one if it was available.
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