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Old 11-27-2011, 12:53 PM
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getting a good deal on an 03 it has 19k miles original owner, I have owned many older f4s and enjoyed them I have a 03 r1 right now he wants it is going to give me 2k cash and his bike its in good shape has new tires excreta
just wondering is there any thin quarks for this year bike any real issues i should look for?
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:31 PM
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an 03 f4i and 2k for your 03 r1? Not bad at all considering 03 r1s go for around 3500 by me. As far as the f4i the only real issue is the auto cam chain tensioner going bad and needing to be replaced, but with 19k miles on the bike its more likely than not that its already gone bad and been replaced, but if not that may need to be done soon, just ask or listen for it. And as long as its had its 16k mile service done and had the valve clearances checked and shimmed if necessary youre good to go. The f4i r/r seems to go bad on a good number of bikes as well but i dont think its a huge issue. The cct is the only big one really.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:49 PM
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Manual cam chain tensioner is only like 60$ too. These bikes take a huge beating
 
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getting a good deal on an 03 it has 19k miles original owner, I have owned many older f4s and enjoyed them I have a 03 r1 right now he wants it is going to give me 2k cash and his bike its in good shape has new tires excreta
just wondering is there any thin quarks for this year bike any real issues i should look for?
Sounds like a good deal to me, any specific reason you're trading your r1?
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:55 PM
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Only real reason i want to trade is i need some cash its a really nice r1 but i need some cash ill check and listen for the tensioner thanks guys ill try and get some pics up when i see it tom it has the seven stars graphics on it and i am not to crazy about that maby it will grow on me i dono here is what i know about it its clean and not beat up by know means

new michelin pilot powers gpr4 steering stabiizer, complete rear end swap ie 1000rr shock system 600rr swing arm rear rim and sprocket brake system, led frame sliders that are blinkers as well as led blinkers, undertail body kit hand made seat cowl for rear (i made it) seven stars racing graphics kit new oil spark plugs chain its a nice bike that rides awesome
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:00 PM
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here is a pic of the r1 its really nice worth 5k out here show room condition and has been paimpered i love this bike but i need some cash but ill be damn if i wont have a bike here a couple pics anyways
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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The CCTL is not a deal breaker with these bikes, unless there are a lot of miles and it has never been replaced. At 19k it shouldn't matter.

I personally wouldn't buy an F4i with those heavy suspension mods, as it'll no longer handle like the original bike, and it's hard to say how hacked together it was. If it comes with the stock parts, then maybe, but I personally would shy away from something with that much work unless I knew the person it was coming from.

That's not to say it wasn't well done or a bad deal. But there's always a chance, and for me that chance is enough to walk away, for what it's worth.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:42 PM
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The CCTL is not a deal breaker with these bikes, unless there are a lot of miles and it has never been replaced. At 19k it shouldn't matter.

I personally wouldn't buy an F4i with those heavy suspension mods, as it'll no longer handle like the original bike, and it's hard to say how hacked together it was. If it comes with the stock parts, then maybe, but I personally would shy away from something with that much work unless I knew the person it was coming from.

That's not to say it wasn't well done or a bad deal. But there's always a chance, and for me that chance is enough to walk away, for what it's worth.




Thanks for the advise had no idea lol the bike does come with all the stock parts even old rim and tire but now i dono thanks agin
 
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