Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
If you feel you can get a good enough deal on it, the previously post range sounds fine, with $8500 being about all I would pay for it as long as everything is working on it.
I would certainly do a full service on it ASAP, with absolute attention paid to ALL fluid changes, especially brake and clutch flushing. That is TOO long to have them sitting there. Moisture plays havoc with the fluids.
I think I would also go ahead and get a new Odyssey or Westco AGM battery and put it in also. Check the tires for fine cracking. Not sure how long it has been on them, they have surely been changed at least once in 24K.
If the throttle seems stiff, and won't "snap" back closed when released, plan on upgrading to the new type cables. If it has any throttle hesitation when accellerated from around 2500-3000 RPM when the air temp. is over 85 degrees, a 2000 likely does not have the upgraded Motronic, unless it was one the owner had done for that reason. The only way to stop the hot hesitation is either have the Motronic upgraded (don't know if dealers will still do that free on a bike that old), or unplug the air box temp sensor. If you do that you HAVE to always use premium fuel in hot weather. Most use premium allways anyway though, as this is a pretty high compression engine.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.