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8/31/2018 11:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2018 11:59 AM

Alright, I have watched some videos on what to look for when buying a Dirtbike (It will be a used bike) but I wanted to ask about this a little more. Say the bike I looked at had it’s forks leaking fluid, should I fix that or pass on the bike? Also what are some issues that if I come across, to just pass on the offer to buy the bike. Like I can guess the main thing would be if the thing doesn’t start up but what are some things that if are present on the bike, I should just pass up and leave

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8/31/2018 12:09 PM

Listen for noise from the motor. Pay attention to how many kicks it takes for the bike to start. Put the bike on a stand and see if you can lift up on the rear wheel, if there is any play you will need new bearings either in the shock or linkage. Check the coolant before starting the bike. There's so much to look for. Look at the shock shaft for any signs of shock fluid leaking. All things you can use to knock money off of the bike. Fork seals typically cost around $165-$200 to have a shop fix and a shock is around $120-$150.

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2017 RMZ450
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1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

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8/31/2018 12:40 PM

When you go look at a bike before you start it put your hand on the cylinder and see if it’s warm. If it is the seller just started it and warmed it up so in theory it would be easier to start when you get there.

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8/31/2018 12:43 PM

Pirate421 wrote:

When you go look at a bike before you start it put your hand on the cylinder and see if it’s warm. If it is the seller just ...more

Forgot about this one.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

8/31/2018 1:36 PM

Check out airbox, someone looking after a bike properly will keep air filter in good condition

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