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Having money sucks more than not having it
I want to buy tools and another shitbike but I'm too cheap
I have maybe 4-5k but don't even want to spend 70-$100 on an angle grinder
that, and R90, and R60 and a whole other bunch of them.
>how much should I expect to pay
anywhere from 3k to 7k depends on which model and the condition
>can I "offroad" with it
you can, just remember they are a heavy set of bitches.
spend $35 on a home depot one since you wont use it enough to justify a higher end one
or buy my YZ so i can get a DR or replace the van
>About to buy another car
>Like, not a shit car but a pretty new car with less than 20k on it
Fuck the expense.
I've considered it highly, just need to cut some metal and shit
While I'd love too
I already spoke with cc81pt about buying his 300 in a year or so
And now there's a dr350 for sale for $900
And ideally I want to save for land
Maybe a $20 angle grinder is the answer
What would you want for the yz
Have fun with that, I've also looked at getting a new (sub 1k$) vehicle to beat on
I very well may, I have some other shit I have to buy first
probably more than you'd want to pay. i have it posted for 3100 right now.
DR350 is a great all around bike, especially if you rebuilt it to a 440
busta bitches limp-wristed faggots get out of my way
Well I want to pick up blacksmithing so I can make some shit
So I need to build a forge and buy some bastard files for shaping, then the angle grinder
>130 acres in northern Maine for $40k
Imagine all the offroading
Yeah everything I'm looking at is <1100 desu
I have 0 experience as of now
Though il look into sandcasting how its done and what it requires
Though probably for the first 6 months anything il make will be complete ass
I'm.fine with it though
Did you know anvils cost like $350+
Fuck that shit il use a 45 lb plate and just stop lifting
since a while ago m9 :) just not with me in oregon yet
SO I FUCKED UP /dbt/ my dumbass didn't use a torque wrench and tightened the drain plug too tight on my 05 Ninja 250 and now there's a hairline crack. It leaks.
I've seen suggestions on forums to weld it, and there's a few welders nearby that would probably do it for cheap, but would this work? Since the drain hole is slightly wider due to the crack wouldn't welding it still make the drain plug not seal? Worst case I guess I could just have it all sealed completely and just drain the oil through the filter from now on but I'd rather not.
wat do guys? This is my first bike ;_;
Is it alleged to be converted street legal or what?
Does your state do emissions for boikes?
Fawkk, isn't that a shit ton of work? I don't think I have the time to replace the sump.
The pan, and I think it's made of aluminum.
I don't think it would, the bolt wouldn't tighten.
>forget to decelerate coming off of the freeway on my ZX9R
>do 55 mph past cop sitting at the end of the offramp
>sirens go on
>sirens go off
it is on that day that i learned there is literally no reason to stop of the cops on a sport bike
But what paperwork should I look for to assure its street legal
And is ", I just bought this bike and was told it was street legal" a valid defense?
My truck is so fucking overdue after it failed
Like I should get on that they've probably pulled the reg
Yeah I got "pulled over" once after i parked at a gas station. 5-0 followed me 6 miles down the road waiting for me to stop.
>But what paperwork should I look for to assure its street legal
There is no paperwork. That's why you prolly shouldn't bother.
You need to go find out your state inspection checklist and take it to that bike and check everything that's there.
>tfw my bike is out of order for the next week cause rims are being painted.
>mfw the cold just killed my battery and i have a bad intake valve.
You can ask the owner if he ever got any inspection paperwork but spoileralert hardly anyone gets their bike inspected. You can avoid that too and claim it's a dualsport.
Here's what you need at face value:
running daytime headlight and turn signals.
Tailight that also illuminates license place
Front and rear brakes.
That should cover you if a cop looks at you.
I've never gotten my bike inspected and no cop has asked to see the inspection sticker. YMMV
>05 Ninja 250
>tightened the drain plug too tight on my 05 Ninja 250 and now there's a hairline crack.
Shit these new bikes are shit, i have never used a Torque wrench for a drain plug, specialy on older bikes. It's probably because its a shit bike made in thailand or china.
>Don't you need your bike to be street legal to get a license plate though?
In my state, to get a plate what i do is take the bike there with a title and bill of sale and they come out to look at the VIN number (you need one) and the odometer and then hand me a plate and tell me to get it inspected.
Alrighty thanks anon
I've been avoiding street legalising anything myself because mybstate requires paperwork from the original owner (very hard to find often)
But if I can get a bike that pssses mkst criteria I can always say " just bought it was told it was street legal"
But aren't there like seals or certain ways the bottom half of the crankcase must be taken apart or put back together? And ways the internals have to be handled? Like there's no way it can be just bolt off then on right?
I'm used to working on cars, BMWs specifically, and I'm just kind of worried cause compared to BMWs I'm actually surprised about how little tutorials there are for my bike.
Yeah but how would JB weld press together the spreading of the threads? I'm worried about the diameter staying too wide that the bolt doesn't even tighten, cause that's what it's doing now.
Also I definitely wouldn't be welding it. I'd have some shop or whatever nearby do it.
Just did some reading
Originally there was dr 350 and Dr 350 s
S was street legal
Then they made an r version for like one year
Then se became street legal
Long story short I may buy a Dr 350
Maybe will big bkre it aswell
Man those fucking centerstands are the bane of my fucking life.
If you touch that rear tire at all they will drop.
That's my motoped
Il sell it to you for the right price
It only weighs like 130 lbs but then again only goes 45 mph with my fat ass on it
Semi auto clutch
It's a really fun little toy
Forgot my other half decent picture of it
Is it gas powered?
Can it ride legally in the bike lane? I know some motopeds can but I think there's a speed limit for it.
I just want a shitty bicycle with a motor to trash around trails.
You can throw any motor on with typical pitbime mounting
Though make sure the carb will fit
IF you have a clutch, that means you're going to have to work both the front brake an clutch with your left hand
Unless you buy a peg kit (that's like a billion dollars) then it will be just like an dirtbike
Yeah I fill it up once every 2 ish weeks with about a gallon of gas
Guestimated 80+ mpg
As for the bike lane, its in the grey zone, in the USA if it had a smaller motor /you could, mines a 125 though I'm trying to find a 49cc stamp to put on it so I can get away with more
Il sell you it
This thing is stupid fun on trails
I can explain more about the grey zone for street riding etc (to my knowledge) if you want
Not like the cops will know eitherway.
Looks pretty cool but
For that price I could get a shitty Honda to thrash.
Looks pretty fucking cool though lad, would be cool to replace my bicycle.
My knowledge for street legality etc is limited, I know mostly on my state but most states are similar
Motor has to be 49cc or smaller
30ph top speed
Seat over a certain height
Not like anyone would know or care about displacement
I got mine for under 2k since I was on the original al kickstarter and when I sell it il sell it for less, unlike everyone else selling them for $2800-5k
I would probably be happy to get 15-1800
For it since I have beat on it
I've seen half a dozen legally plated
It's not that hard but alot of DMV work, while I loved getting it and putting everything together and all that great shit
I do really need a real bike, to get to and fro. Work
Il probably list it on craigslist as a super light dirtbike
Or try to find someone who wants it in the next year, though it is beat on a bit
it sounds like a ton of fun t b h t h o f a m. 45mph is pretty fun and with those shocks it's basically a dirt bike. wish i had one.
it'd be cool try to make one from scratch with and big bore an engine to like 170cc.
couldn't figure out what was wrong with a pic I took yesterday, finally occurred to me it was just way too saturated.
Now it looks all drab and dark like it's surroundings, perfect.
honda CX500, but really it depends on what kind of bike you want?
Motoped? Like a scooter?
What kinda dirtbike?
I just want one that goes and will last me a long time without lots of trouble. Good gas mileage is a plus I guess.
clutch plate snapped. parts are taking an eternity to arrive.
as a fellow hungry skeletor who comes from a family of hungry skeletors that all ride bikes, get something with a comfy seat, my brothers bike for an example is one of those new yamaha meme supreme bikes and the seat is uncomfortable as all hell, after about an hour of sitting on it you feel like someone hit you in the tail bone with a cricket bat.
To the anons in the last thread wondering about NYC roads:
Stick to The Bronx and Central Park (when the roads are actually open). They tend to be smoother. Westchester is a safe bet too.
Stay away from the the East Side of Manhattan (potholes, tar snakes, and road ripples for days, any of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge connecting roads, the Cross Bronx Expressway (especially near the GWB), and the Bruckner Boulevard (Yeah sure, the sound acoustics are cool, but the road is NOT taken care of).
The more congested boroughs are a real pain to enjoy unless you can ride them in that sweet spot where the slip caused by the fresh pavement is gone and the repairs for new ripples haven't formed.
I personally like:
>Henry Hudson Parkway
>Saw Mill Parkway (Be careful! It eventually does get covered in tar snakes past Tarrytown)
>Sprain Brook Parkway (Absolutely based for high speed runs with moderate difficulty)
>Sheridan Expressway North to Connecticut
>I-95 and I-87 for the most part
>West Side Highway
>Pelham Parkway/Bronx River Parkway
>Taconic State Parkway (If you keep your eyes peeled for cops)
>so slippery I lock the rear by looking at the brake lever
Riding a bike never sucks. I went for a ride Monday, froze my hands off, caught a cold and I'd do it again today, when the road has less traction than Ron Paul's campaign
I ain't got a clue about the US political scene
bike shopping will do that to you. cash will burn a hole in your pocket extremely fast.
Whats going on /dbt/
>tfw too much snow for motorcycles
>tfw get to fuck around in snow with cars instead
My german teacher (she has a moustache) just made me grab a bite of her homemade brotchen and now I'm feeling warm and fuzzy inside because that's the most social interaction I've had in months .
Whatcha getting now? A Peter?
>tfw kkk gets through bikes like I go through porn
Just set up a seperate account for savings every month that you won't touch.
This way I know I can spend leftover money without thinking too much about it all the time because I set back enough money already.
>implying I don't own one
>but I want 4wd and a manual
>not having a cuck truck to haul shit in
>They need to prove in court that it was you riding it.
I wish that worked in Australia, as far as the law is concerned you are responsible for the vehicle and as such they will just fuck your shit up.
While some American vehicles are too 2much4me (ie Cadilac Escallade) those typical amurikan trucks really do look practical.
I'd love to own one. Shame they're near nonexistent around here.
t. disappointed european
Stop telling people to low slide.
I've been here for a while now and there isn't a single poster I dislike, I find some to be annoying, but not to the extent that I don't care about them. Worst offender I'd say is the image spammer, and even then I don't really care.
Mind posting baik?
Not quite m80. Its a KH100 EL my dad bought for dirt cheap when i was a kid to ride around the algonquin trails. Its beat to all, seats held down with straps and i had to replace the lever on the fuel switch with a screw since it snapped off in a crash, but the damn thing still runs like a kenyan once you let it warm up a little.
Maybe i'll post pictures later. I warn you though, it is the shittest shit bike you ever will see. Hardly recognizable as a KH100, since i took most of the extraneous bits off and fiddle with the suspension for offroading
I think that was a heap of anons just jumping on the bandwagon to rustle jimmies.
I'm guilty, I even used tripcode explorer to get a GS500 trip and posted with it a few times for fun
I suppose you have to have a partner to be a cuck in the first place though.
>mfw most rural roads in Wales are like this
I am awarding you the least boring boring webm of 2016 thus far award
>now having to start an ebay dispute case to get the other party to contact auspost to find out what the fuck happened to my package
I just wanted a meme camera to take videos, why does it need to be this much of a pain in the arse.
Took the last cuck for fucking ever to ship the rim. I was about dispute it but on the last day he shipped it.
the issue is the package has gone missing, so it just says it's "in transit" for about a week to go a few km, trust me I've already called them up, to do a lost package thingo the seller needs to do it.
if it was something I could sort myself I would have done it already
ayy I just bought a radiator too
Yep. Went off road for a moment in Queens in the summer. Popped the clutch to get over a curb but the ground was wet+sumo tires and I smacked into the curb at a 50 degree angle doing like 25 mph. Bike went down sideways and smashed in the rad and dragged my left knee along the curb. I was pretty far ahead of a 100+ bike ride and everyone seen me fall and I was embarrassed. But it's cool because someone died later that night so everyone forgot that I fell :^)
Tank-off service coming up. Not sure of the warranty is worth the servicing costs to be honest
>roll on to just before powerband
>rev 3-4k rpms or more, go up in 500 RPM steps
also you need to get rid of your instrinct to lean forward as soon as it goes up.
mighty fine godmachine you got there
perhaps you thought he typed i4 1000 and not 250
I think you'll need to do stand ups if you want to get that thing up for a long amount of time, they're geared tall stock for track purposes.
Put your left foot on the pillion pegs and keep your right foot on the brake, roll the throttle on and pop the clutch.
This will scare the dick off you the first time you try it standing up, I nearly started hyperventilating the first few I rode out but once you're used to it you'll love them way more than sitdowns.
>perhaps you thought he typed i4 1000 and not 250
perhaps you lack reading comprehension
>roll on to just before powerband
speak around 12k and beyond maybe. He will know best.
>rev 3-4 k rpms
speak 14-15k rpms and if not enough add 500rpm everytime
>go to moon
there is no way you'll ever pop an i4 250 in 2nd, it does not compute, especially if you're starting out, and the best way to train willy control is first gear anyway, he won't have power to chase them so he's gonna need to get his pop perfect.
People will think you have a 186cm tall and hairy gf.
I actually was with a 187cm tall and hairy woman once. If she was any indication, I'll probably be clingy as fuck and torment you to no end with my stupid insecurities.
Pic related, her bike.
Daytona 675 or one of the Big 4 600cc?
They don't make as much of a difference in price as I thought. Decent Big 4s are around 4500-5000€, decent Daytonas around 4800 - 5500€
How is the reliability?
>sexy as fuck
>Hilariously low insurance rates (look it up, nobody knows why or how but they are)
>Maintenance EZ as fuck
Do it mayne. I almost got me one of these as my first bike.
worse than the japanese but very good, usually related to electronics/wiring and not engine mechanicals though.
I can't speak for the Daytona. I can speak for jap bikes.
90s CBRs have reputation for being absolute tanks and living on forever, surviving years of abuse and asking for more.
You're likely to find a great deal more of used parts (some intercompatible from other models) and have all sorts of aftermarket options (from Chinese crap to expensive stuff).
Since jap bikes also have a larger market share, if you ever need help of a mechanic, he's likely to know more about the bike you have. He's also more likely to have your part lying on a shelf somewhere.
If maintenance alone is a factor, a jap bike is a no brainer.
t. a guy who just got two perfectly straight rotors for 100€ from my local guy.
>How is the reliability?
In terms of the 675 Trumpys from the last 8 years, I'd say on par with the big 4 Jappers on both counts.
If out of any of the middle weight supersports, I'd buy the 675 based on power delivery alone, although keep in mind the riding position on the Daytona is quite aggressive in a similar vein to the R6 Yammy, where as the Honda and Suzuki are more forgiving for spending longer commuting hours.
Although, my mentality is, if you're looking at supersports, you're looking for an aggressive sports bike anyway...
obligatory 750 recommendation
and obligatory wag of my finger for other manufacturers not joining the mid-size hype train as europe gets back on board with the F3 800 and 899/959
I would buy one if I had the cash to just have one as a track bike and to occasionally rub my dick on it.
I wouldn't own one as a road going every day bike, I still think japanese is the way to go if you plan on riding it every day.
I actually think that's good, the 1000cc V-twin class has not had entrants for a while
Good to hear. I fell in love with that i3 and looks.
I'll inform myself some more. If everything works out I can get it either end of the season or next year.
Yeah I heard that before. I won't touch electronics so that adds to maintenance cost, I'll look up how much that would be.
I ride a '94 Katana currently and it's a tank indeed and very easy to work on. I'm looking for something newer though and I have no experience with bikes with lots of electronical things. I'm not so worried about engine reliability, more the electronics. I'd take a jap 600cc without hesitation but the Daytona is something different I'd like to try.
I'll testride it before, only supersports related thing I rode so far is a GSXR600. I don't mind an aggressive riding position
I daily mine on the road and don't really have a problem with it. The riding position doesn't become a pain in the ass until you're sitting in really slow traffic, but even then prior cooling issues means I can lanesplit and play it off as trying to keep my expensive italian bike from costing me $400
I'll probably upgrade my cooling in the spring though when I go to repaint it.
>If everything works out I can get it either end of the season or next year.
Fucking hng. That thing should be able to keep up with the CBR1000R. Post pictures.
I've just never heard of an MV over 100k so I don't really know how they fare if you ride a lot, any japanese bike you know right off the bat it's gonna do 100,000 km's + and laugh it off
chaz davies is going alright but considering he's the only duke up there I'm gonna guess it's because of chaz more than the bike.
>I'm gonna guess it's because of chaz more than the bike.
Shit, even Casey Stoner had trouble with Ducati.
Plus [spoiler]I'm not a fan of the way they sound[/spoiler]
>I've never heard of an MV going over 100k
The main issue with them is the way the exhaust is set up. The headers sit right next to the plastic radiator fan, which has the blades melt every now and again. Also, the radiator lacks any supports on the right side, which causes it to crack in the top left corner. They fixed this on the new models, but on the older ones you needed a bracket to help support them both. That and some muzzy aluminum radiator fans are the most common upgrades.
Supposedly the engines are bulletproof, and desu mine feels practically brand new at 11000 miles. I'll definitely try to take it up to 100k though and brag on /dbt/ about it if it makes it. Maintenance is just sort of expensive and it needs to be taken care of just like any bike to hit 100,000 miles. Even jap bikes will shit the bed if you aren't taking care of them.
>but Stoner could?
Even Stoner complained about the Ducatis being pigfat pieces of shit on the track. Stoner is just the Aussie god of motoGP racing.
>Even Stoner complained about the Ducatis being pigfat pieces of shit on the track.
I thought the complaint was on the lack of "feel" and the confidence it didn't inspire.
>pigfat pieces of shit
Is pigfat the buzzword used when someone doesn't know what they're talking about?
So I'ma tad confused lads, in my motorcycle class we were taught to find the friction zone and, for slow movements, to half-engage the clutch, can all motorcycles do this? I hear things like a wet/dry clutch, slipper clutch, and "ride the clutch" and I have all these things kinda jumbled.
Thanks for the help anyone.
behold, the pinnacle of icon.
A hi-vis vest that's meant to make you still look tough for military people who have to wear them.
Fuck I hate icon.
Fuck you guys. I was going to get myself a nice sensible v strom or smth but now that you reminded me of triumph I'll have to get a STR
That reminds me, my bike is slipping heavy in 5th and 6th. Hopefully I just need to do an adjustment and not a replacement. I just did the oil a month ago and have only like 3 hours on this change. The oil still looks brand new...
Best 1000$ I ever spent well plus 400$ in new parts.
>money well spent
Shame I don't have any smug anime faces at work.
Can anyone post one for me please?
I tried to take my brake caliper off, I removed all the bolts it said I should remove in the manual
Now i can slide it around on the rotor but i can't take it off
Is there something I'm missing or is one of the pistons stuck?
Question for anyone with a liquid cooled road bike: What are your thoughts on radiator guards?
Because of the oilfields the roads here are often covered in mud chunks and many a car has gotten broken windshield from rocks tossed up by watertrucks
Whenever I dream I'm riding a motorcycle, the brakes always suck.
Does anybody else have something all wrong with their dream bikes?
I just want dream-brembos
>that one time I crashed into a truck with 300km/h
>felt too real
>mfw I wake up at impact
8 LIFES LEFT
Your pads could have worn too much on the center and not enough on the inside, which paired with a caliper that isn't too much on the loose side, is making them hard to remove.
Try sliding the caliper up and down while trying to pull it out. It usually comes out at one point. Be careful not to do any lateral force as to bend it.
are there any good motorbike jeans i can wear that im not ashamed to still be wearing when i get off the bike?
also pls no 300$ ones i am poorfag i ride pic related
Got a new adhesive mount for the camera, this one is fuckin perfect compared to the higher, farther back mount spot.
Old mount spot on the left, new on the right.
The main issue I had with the older mount position, was that it was angled ever so slightly off, so if I put the camera into a lock position either looking more straight forward, or looking down, either the road or the bike would be cut off, and the new one is angled perfectly along with being low on the helmet and forward enough to see past the front of the helmet if I look to the left.
where's all them fly-ass webms that dbt was talkin' about? I mean, so far, I only seen some stuck-up, nerdy-ass-lookin' webm out there
expect new webms soon
(or rather when the 55cm of snow disappear)
I'm white as freshly fallen snow.
>not having snow
If I can't ride my bike I want to have a ton of snow at least
that also means I'll have twisty roads in the not-winter seasons
>of implyings I don't have the Eifel right um the Ecke
we have shitloadas of rain, 2bh i would also rather have snow that that.
>have you ever been so mad you just threw your bike?
pic related is how the main road through my area looks like right now, not really much actual snow on the road
but there are multiple exits to forest roads and parking lots, the snow is almost a meter high there
I want a shitbike for snow riding
maybe if you visit germany
>tfw fwd shitbox
the suffering is real
>tfw fwd godmachine
suffering is still real tho. I told you to buy a Fiat m8
I don't think that would make it much better
Shipping is a thing nigga, I can take it completely apart for you
>want to buy another bike
>brain won't let me until I sell motoped
Hey furfag buy mine
Jk lets not get into this furfag argument again
40k miles, 1996 and it doesn't run when you go and look at it.
Avoid like the plague.
but at least a bit better
>if he goes to the dmv with me shouldn't it be fine?
Nope, first of all he might sell it to you and never go to the DMV. It might also be a salvaged bike.
The only way to be sure is to run a VIN check but i'll bet real life cash he won't even let you look at it until you hand over your money.
>Im 18 should i get a bike?
>My car payment is 2 much
Then you sure as fuck can't afford a bike.
Find an insurance place that will actually insure you and you'll find one that will charge you $300 a month.
We know you're not going to listen. Wear a full face helmet so that when you do crash you'll be alive.
>but at least a bit better
but not good enough tbH
>what about the cbr?
Google the type of battery needed for the CBR and bring it. If he won't let you use it walk away. You need to make sure the bike runs and runs without a parasitic draw. that bitch is 20 years old.
>any way to approach the lost title vehicle just in case It actually is a great deal?
Call him make and ask to look at the VIN in person. If anything other than yes, okay, walk away.
i told you to not sell the Mercedes but you shithead did not listen
any other tips other than the VIN? I won't give him the money before I know he has a clean title (I could call the dmv for a title check right?)
with the cbr could I just let a battery from my kawasaki 250 sit in it for now? or do I have to buy a new one? What about bringing the battery to go charge it at a local autozone?
>insurance trough the roof
Not happening right now.
If I decide to say fuck it and become the lone wanderer I'll sell everything I have and get a peter to travel the world.
Is it legal to ride my dualsport off-road anywhere that doesn't specifically prohibit it, assuming my bike meets all the off-road motorcycle laws of my state?
I can find tons of information about how I can legally ride off-road but no information as to where.
>before I know he has a clean title
But he doesn't. You absolutely need a physical in your hand title.
>(I could call the dmv for a title check right?)
That bike could have been bought in New York. Why would Florida DMV know anything about it. That's why you need a physical title.
>with the cbr could I just let a battery from my kawasaki 250 sit in it for now?
I wouldn't chance it. It could be too different and roast the electronics.
>What about bringing the battery to go charge it at a local autozone?
The battery could be physically fucked up an no amount of charging would cure it.
Welcome to the pain in the ass world of buying used bikes.
Tbh senpai if the price is too good to be true then it is. I would avoid Craigslist anyway.
I would have had to disassemble the rear and get a new suspension
I bought it for 900€ and sold it with almost no loss
my parents need a new car in the forseeable future, maybe I can convince them to buy an 190e or a w124 and trade my car with that
I have an xs where the steering end stop got bent when I crashed it
can I somehow fix this?
I think if I try to bend it back it will just get loose and break off, is it possible to weld stuff like that?
>tfw my literbike gets less mpgs than my Scion.
Whatever though, it's faster than any lambo older than a Gallardo.
>Is it legal to ride my dualsport off-road anywhere that doesn't specifically prohibit it,
I wouldn't because the place you go may be private property that isn't posted.
State parks and shoot are cool though.
>12V battery should be fine right?
Yes but you also need to make sure it actually physically fits in the bike.
The other problem is the dude said it's been sitting for over 6 months.
Now since it's carbureted, if he didn't store it properly (most people don't) that bike isn't going to start. Same reason why people buy a new lawnmower every summer.
The CBR is the better prospect than the Yamaha. If you want it call and ask if he treated the gas or drained the carbs before letting it sit. If neither then avoid it because you have a hell of a job ahead of you.
>where else would I buy my used bikes
Here's a newer model that's a way better deal and will probably work.
>god damn it nigga
you don't think it's a good idea?
It's also been treated a million times better.
The worst thing you can do to a bike is let it sit.
26k miles is low miles for something that old.
You're not going to find a masterpiece for under $2000 m8.
I did but i was stupid lucky.
>but if the bike can run with a jumpstart it should be fine
He says it needs a jumpstart because it's been sitting for over 6 months.
That tells me he hasn't attempted to start it in over 6 months.
Gas varnish doesn't just disappear if you can get the bike started holmes.
>anything I can do to avoid having to clean the carbs?
You can run various cleaners through it. Sometimes i've had to dump MMO in my bikes but if it's good and waxed it would take decades of running cleaners to actually clean the thing. It all depends on how he stored it. You need more information other than it sat for 6 months.
with Autobahn it's only four and a half hours