Originally Posted by PhantomK12LT
Talking with the owner on several occasions and seeing the bike, it looks like he took good care of it. The only thing I can see being an Issue is the ABS problem. I will add some brake fluid to it and see if that will fix it. If not, I may ask the owner if he minds if I take the bike to the dealer and have the ABS system checked out. If it has to be replaced I will try to negotiate the price down some, especially if the ABS system costs 2K.
First and foremost, Welcome to the Asylum. The inmates are in charge and we are having a good time.
One thing that I have noticed in all the postings about adding fluid to the rear resivoir, is that no one else has either picked up or mentioned that your year model is a 2001. If memory serves me correctly, this is an ABS II equiped unit and not an Integral ABS unit. You can tell by looking at the calipers, Brembo = ABS II and BWM = Integral. If that is the case, then adding fluid to the rear resivior will not fix the blinking, read wigwag, lights. The rear resivoir unit on an ABS II unit DOES NOT
have a sensor to read the fluid level.
You also stated that the individual you are purchasing from has put 3 or 4 batteries in the bike, because they would not hold a charge. That for me would be a concern. If he has had that kind of electrical problem, then the ABS issue could be from a low battery voltage level and set in the bikes computer. If that is the case, then you may have to take it to the dealer to get it reset.
I think I know who the owner of this bike is and he is or has been a member of this board, as I have seen his posts complaining about this exact problem from the Houston area. Fortunately for him, I can't remember his user ID.
While the mileage and price is good and as much as your heart is set on this single machine, I think you are making a horrible mistake.
As for adding a bike trailer and towing the 'Busa to Daytona, another bad idea.