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Considering buying a VFR800Fi year 2000 with only 6000 miles on it, good rubber and looks immaculate. What else should I be looking for fault/wear wise.

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Ensure that your motorcycle is in peak operating condition.
ask the owner, this is checked ,"Performing the first scheduled maintenance is very important"
makes sure he gives to regular services,
ask if the motorcycle had any accident


Frame/ Body Panels/ Exhaust System
Maintenance
Lubrication System
Fuel System
Cooling System
Engine Removal/ Installation
Cylinder Head/ Valves
Clutch
Gearshift Linkage
Crankcase/ Piston/ Cylinder
Crankshaft/ Transmission
Front Wheel/ Suspension/ Steering
Rear Wheel/ Suspension
Hydraulic Brake
Battery/ Charging System
Ignition System
Electric Starters/ Starter Clutch
Lights/ Meters/ Switches
Technical Features
Troubleshooting

tell the owner to give to good service and obtain the above reports.
this honda bike needs to be pretty well checked before buying.
because sport bikes gives trouble and put you into service loss,if not properly checked with the above parameters.
its my experience,i had honda CBR 1000rr..

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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