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Old 05-29-2007, 07:31 AM   #110
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Originally Posted by hcp
I may be buying a low mileage R100RS, it has been inside all its life, it's been serviced every year but hasn't been ridden much. Am I insane to buy this bike, it looks good runs well but I'm concerned I'll be buying a headache. What should I check out before I buy it, splines, carbs, rubber, etc., etc. HELP!!!
Who "serviced" it every year? R100RS is a very desireable bike, considered by many to be one of the best sport-tourers. If it runs well, the carbs should be ok, you can look at the rubber and check it for cracks, etc., and if it is low mileage the splines will likely be fine. I'd take some pics and post them in a separate thread here. You'll get more responses that way.

You should be prepared for regular maintenance anyway, parts are readily available both new and used (although the prices for parts are steadily increasing), and the bike should last a long, long time.
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