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slowsword




PostSubject: problems to look out for when buying used   Tue May 29, 2012 5:02 pm

I don't know if this is the right area, but it seemed like the best fit to me.

Looking at 2008 WR250R, one with 800 miles and the other with 1,100 miles. They are both in south florida (so salt air MIGHT be an issue? but it hasn't been for my car that I've had here for 4.5 years now). Is there any major things I should look out for when buying used? Any specific tell-tale-signs that would indicate whether it has been abused or not? This would be my first used bike so stuff to look for in general and specific things to the WRR would be greatly appreciated.

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f3joel

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PostSubject: Re: problems to look out for when buying used   Tue May 29, 2012 5:19 pm

with those miles I doubt anything is wrong with either
possibly run into a fuel pump issue since they are 08's

Look at the tires, most likely they will be original with that little of miles, should give a good indication of how it was ridden
Personally I'd just listen to it and look for smoke from the exhaust
If it sounds good and doesn't smoke, should be all good




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PostSubject: Re: problems to look out for when buying used   Tue May 29, 2012 6:13 pm

With so few miles, I think you're safe. Check the oil (when, or if it was changed) and the air filter (clean?). Other than that, others will chime in about possible fuel pump issues on early '08 models (Oh wait! I just did that!). There's also the rubber thingie on the rear sprocket, which has never given me problems, but others have had their share.
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