Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
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Welcome and hope you will own one soon.
Not sure how the bike was maintained, but a fork seal leak is rare for the V. Could just be a defective part from the factory. Check the chains, see if they are loose/within spec or well lubed since this is the part that requires the most attention. Rust, dry and loose tension on the chain may indicate that the seller didn't give proper attention to the bike. Check the chain to see if there are any stuck or sticky joints on the 114 links.
Anyhow, the V is a bike that is robustly built, and is able to withstand the lack of maintenance (if it is so) given the low miles it has. Test ride the bike to see if it is well aligned with the bike's tendency not to towards one side, just in case there is a structural bend in the swing arm or forks. The V is really easy to ride and you shouldn't struggle with it to keep it straight.
I suppose there's more to be checked and hope others can chip in.
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