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|Subject: Possible Noob here 9/29/2010, 7:39 pm|| |
So I'm looking at a "gently used" 96 with only 375 miles on it.
Any suggestions as to what I should look for when I go see it?
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|Subject: Re: Possible Noob here 9/29/2010, 9:16 pm|| |
WOW, that is not even close to broken in. If it has been garaged could be a real gem. If it been outside could have alot of issues. @ 14 years old look at anything rubber or plastic for cracking or UV damage ect. Check for rust or corrosion and see if everything works, lights, horn, turn signals ect. I would be amazed if it had the original battery. Definitely get a test ride. Sounds like a sweet deal for the right price.
Good luck with it !
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|Subject: Re: Possible Noob here 9/30/2010, 7:50 am|| |
About the only thing I can add to Turtle Chaser, is to follow-up on the rust and address possible fuel system problems.
Whether stored inside or outside, it would appear the TW hasn't been ridden much. And this is a plus for you.
Looking for rust in the gas tank is about the only visual inspection on the fuel system. Not a huge deal here, but it's also possible fuel has "varnished" in the rest of the fuel system, particularly the carburetor. Of course hearing it fire up and a good ride will indicate any fuel issues, which can be overcome rather easily.
If the price is right and in otherwise good condition, sounds good.
P.S. I sure don't want to insult anyone, but if it has been sitting a while, inside or out, rotate the engine to circulate oil prior to starting up. Remove plug wire from plug and turn over, or use the kick starter without the key on.
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