I intend to start looking on Gumtree myself in about 5 months, may be a X300 though. Where about's is it? Also expect to change the brake fluid, I would myself do a valve shim check , as it is possible the stick coils are rusted in, and the air filter may need to be cleaned. While you do this I would bring out the capped vacuum lines, that way a TB sync is easily done later, since a lot of time involved in getting the plastic off. Info c/w photos on DIYS is on this forum in How To.So I'm looking at a Versys 650 here in Oz. 2014 January delivery, has 3100 miles / 5000km :surprise:. The owner hasn't ridden it hardly at all in the last three years.
Really keen to know if this is a a great opportunity or on the contrary, anything to be aware of.:teetertooter:
Note: bike not damaged, dropped in any way. Just been under a sheet in the guys garage for the last three years.
- would you buy a bike that's been mostly dormant for 3 years?
- what kind of things can go 'off' when a bike isn't ridden for a long time?
I'm assuming that I'll change all the fluids first thing.
Keen to hear any advice....
Now that you had all the feed back, get the bike running and see what is missing and you take it form there. Ride the bike and it will come to you. Be safe and enjoy your ride.Thanks Fastoman.
I'm wondering if gaskets or other components 'dry out' after continued lack of use.
Be good to hear some other opinions on this.