The 64 million dollar question/s.....
When researching forums for the info on the bike you love..... You read and read looking for the pitfalls, the common failings, the cost of ownership and the like.
If you are rational, you balance the effect of "my FD has failed" from angry posters, equally you accept that present owners will defend their purchasing decisions to the limit,
The question/s I would like ask are what I think any second hand buyer would like to know.
At what mileage on the clock would you buy?
The figure I have been looking at is the figure that gives you the least expenditure in major repairs/big maintenance costs. For example...
At what mileage does a typical clutch need replacing...... I do my own spattering but when you are retired and money is tight even that expenditure is quite significant.
Do you buy low mileage regardless of age so you know you have some time to go for major repairs etc etc. Do you buy when the service record shows that the clutch has been done, the rear drive bearings have been replaced regardless of mileage??? So many questions...it hurts.
So many of you must have thought about this when purchasing your LT's.
Very few changes have occurred on the LT.... 2005 (2004 in the UK) was a change year, but even that was minimal.... Electric stand , small body mods.
What do I do?... The old model with as few miles on as possible from circa 2000 or the new model with a lot more miles on to get the same sort of price????? Jeez.
What do I do?
Can some of you give me your thought processes on this if you have recently gone through this...... I think this will be my last purchase of two wheels and it is so important to get it right.