Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Possible future LT owner
You can find one at a better price.
Things to consider:
condition of tires--expensive to replace
when were the shocks last replaced--expensive putting new shocks in
have therubber brake lines been replaced with steel ones yet
when is the next service and which one?--replacing the fuel filter is time consuming as if the air filter.
Easy to visually inspect how much brake pad is left--extremely easy to replace brake pads
is the handle on the trunl broken--most have
look at the crash bracket protecting the trany--is it caked with oil? look at the intersection of the bell housing and engine for an oli leak
turn the radio on to hear if there is any distortion, or speakers not working
Don't worry if either tire hasn't worn evenly, ie has high and low spots on the outer edges--common--everything is OK
Ask what LT specific tools you will get with the bike; extra oil filters, air filter, duel filter, spark plugs, valve cover gasket. Crush rings for changing the trany fluid, O-rings for changing the oil filter. If they won't be riding any more, does their left over helmet fit you?
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