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mr2dogz
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Post by mr2dogz » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi all I am looking into buy a vtr and want help to know what to look out for.I've been and seen one it was a 2000 model no service history but has all 15 mots to prove the miles and she has 13400 miles on the clock and mot runs out in August its completely standed and still has the auto ccts in her.she need new tyres and a oil change. The man was asking £1600 but will let me have it for £1200.Is there any think more I should check on it and is £1200 a good price.

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Post by Wicky » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Greetings

1200 seems a geat deal on a low milage VTR. Check consumables - tyres, brakes, filters, oils & fluids, C&S etc. and ccost them up/ haggle for what their worth if they need or soon need addressing.

Also check if R/R has been upgraded, corrosion on starter terminal under rubber hood, shock linkage for squeaks.

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Post by tony.mon » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:46 pm

It's a cheap time of year but 1200 for a reasonable one seems ok.
If it's a bit of a dog, you should wait a bit, there'll be others before the sun's out again and prices rise like the sap in the trees.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

mr2dogz
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Post by mr2dogz » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:24 am

Thanks for the help I am going back to see the bike this week as soon as the snow goes.will let you all know if I buy it.

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Post by alanfjones1411 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:12 am

Welcome to the forum.Buy it you'll love it. :wave: :thumbup:
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Post by kenmoore » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:24 pm

Welcome to the forum,

When you look at the bike again check the rear suspension for any squeaky noises by sitting on it and bouncing up and down on the seat.

The rear suspension bearings are an often overlooked maintenance item and if run dry can be expensive to replace.

Good luck :wave:
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Post by fabiostar » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:40 pm

welcome along. loads of VTRs about so plenty of choice these days.
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Post by StormyRob » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 pm

mr2dogz wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Hi all I am looking into buy a vtr and want help to know what to look out for.I've been and seen one it was a 2000 model no service history but has all 15 mots to prove the miles and she has 13400 miles on the clock and mot runs out in August its completely standed and still has the auto ccts in her.she need new tyres and a oil change. The man was asking £1600 but will let me have it for £1200.Is there any think more I should check on it and is £1200 a good price.
Welcome to the forum. Have you a link to the ad or anything? Don't worry no one will grab it on you. 1200 sounds like nice money for a low mileage storm if in reasonable nick. Is it standard? If not any nice extras? Can always sell little things on and reinvest.
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mr2dogz
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Post by mr2dogz » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:36 pm

Well good news I went to see the bike again today and got it and very happy.the link to the ad is hear.
https://www.freeads.co.uk/uk/buy-sell/m ... ntzXcunw1I

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Post by StormyRob » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:51 am

mr2dogz wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:36 pm
Well good news I went to see the bike again today and got it and very happy.the link to the ad is hear.
https://www.freeads.co.uk/uk/buy-sell/m ... ntzXcunw1I
Good work mate. They are a lovely bike and that one looks in good nick. Nice price too
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Post by AMCQ46 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:37 am

if you got that for 1200 you got a bargin.

have fun as you start spending like a madman on making it your own :lol:
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