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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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85' Suzuki SP 600...good deal?


http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/4634073095.html

I've been to see the bike, it's a beast!

It took a minute to kickstart and was having issues idling, but it ran strong for the 5 minutes I tore *&# around his property. I told him to call me back if he got the idle steady.

Got the call today and can probably get it for $1000. I've been looking for an old enduro to fool around with...any advice on what else I should look for when i go back to check it out again? I don't have much experience with this era of bikes....
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take a compression tester with you and do one, and be leary of anything that's already warmed up for you when you arrive.... looking at the picture, the back tire's shot, fork boots are missing,side cover is gone, seat needs recovering, not stock exhaust which probably explains the idle running problem if the carb wasn't set up for the exhaust system, it's worth $1k if nothing was needed to be done to it IMO. grind him down to $500 and expect to put that other $500 into it ........... oh yeah, because it's a 85, expect to find alot of discontinued and/or not available parts oem and jobber.

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.... oh yeah, because it's a 85, expect to find alot of discontinued and/or not available parts oem and jobber.
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Thanks scooter!
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