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Hi, guys i m intrested to buy a 93 shadow bobber and i saw 1 . it looks very clean standard engine but havent rode it yet. Its an old bike and without a speedo, and im a bit blind to buy it.. so, my question to you guys is. What should i look for to make sure bike is ok ? Any action should i be aware of to indic me that the bike is a worth to buy or not? Many tnx i apreciate a little tip. Tnx

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Lack of a speedo ... is also a lack of miles the bike has been ridden. Such a bike would have little value in my estimate. It would have to ride really well for a 20 year old bike, have a good sounding engine and shift smoothly. Check the oil for thickness and cleanliness. Be prepared to replace rubber parts, cables, etc. Are you looking for a short time ride? Low price, ride it till it stops and push it to the side of the road ... or are you in the "restore my dream" mode? If the latter, have a pocket full of money. Just MHO.

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hi no way all the guy wants is money any good guy has the right test gear and would test all the charging /starter compnants before replacing the whole caboose buy youself a small cheap volt meter £5/£8 check the battery voltage start motor needle should go up to around 14 put lights on needle should not drop if this is ok then rr and stator is ok stop motor leave lights on if voltage drops rapidly battery is us hope this helps merlinv12

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observe if its having a white smoke when the engine heat up(specially when you hit on the gas) if it so have your piston ring change, hope it helps

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If you haven't used it for a year, I'd drain the gas and replace with fresh. Also since you found some dirt in the jet, I'd throughly clean the entire fuel delivery system, from the tank to the carb,,inline filter replace etc. Take the carb apart and soak in carb cleaner, then blow out, blow jets as well, and it wouldn't hurt to replace the needle valve seat. Next, make sure you are getting good spark. If you have the proper fuel/air mix and spark properly timed, your engine should start right up! Good Luck, Hope this helps!

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