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Old 04-14-2011, 12:13 PM
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I was going to go pick up a 2001 f4i this weekend with 20,4xx miles on it for 3200. I was wondering if there was anything major I should be looking for? I do have some riding experience so I know a little bit but not alot.

I was also wondering if the red decal on the tank was put on by sticker or would I have to sand that off if i wanted the all white tank??
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:14 PM
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the tanks decals/stripes are under a clear coat. so you can't just peel them off. if you talking about the stock ones that is.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:48 PM
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Check/replace all fluids. Check break pads, tires, etc and replace if needed.

Post a pic of your bike.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:42 PM
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Thaks guys! Yeah I know how to do an oil change, pretty easy. Flushing the brake fluid is pretty easy so yeah I plan on doing that no matter what after I get one
 
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Don't do what I did and buy a bike with 20000 and try to ride it daily with out a tune up. I did oil but nothing else.

When you get it id do full tune. Plugs, air filter, fluids and check tires and brakes.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:04 PM
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Ok so I think im better off bringing it in for a tune up. I know how to do the air filter, and an oil change. As for plugs, i just did the plugs on my ford ranger. Is it somewhat the same idea?
 
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I just did my plugs a couple days ago and it was a cake walk. Don't do like the manual states and drop the radiator. If you're changing the air filter already just remove the whole intake to do you're plugs that way. I did the whole job in 3hrs but I'm slow and like to chat more then work when friends are over.


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Old 04-15-2011, 10:49 AM
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Check and clean electrical connections well. Many overlook this, but it proves more problematic than you may think.
 
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Thanks for the heads up guys, yeah I looked up how to do the spark plugs. Seems pretty easy but alot of work so yeah it could take a couple of hours for me too
 
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20,000 miles is nothing for modern bike. $3200 is a fair price too, at least it would be around here. I would leave the decal on the tank. It looks like something is missing once its off.
 

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