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What to look for when buying an F4i

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:03 PM
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Hey guys

I just sold my old F3 from '95, and now im going to buy an F4i.
I was wondering if you had any advice for what to keep in mind when buying this model, is there anything in particular i should check for wear&tear? - besides from ofcourse the brakes, chain and other regular parts of the bike that wears from use...
I know some of you will say, "just buy the new 2011 F model" and frankly im tempted, but i seriously dont think its a good looking bike, imo it looks like a beefed up moped - and from what i read its just a hornet with a couple fairings on... So! let me know if there is anything i should be on the lookout for!

Mojn from Denmark!
 
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:02 PM
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the cct(when it was replaced and or if it needs to be), if it has been layed down, if there is rubber on the undertail telling you that he did burnouts. other than that the F4i's a tank
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:38 AM
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as far as f4i specific problems i can only think of the cct.
when i get home i have a "used motorcycle buying guide" on my favorites i could put on here. idk if that would help or if youre just asking for F4i specifically
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:43 AM
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These bikes are pretty bullet-proof..if the bike was never laid down, stunted, etc, the only mechanical issue would be the CCT.

Just take the bike for a spin and see if you hear the "bee's nest" sound.
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:48 PM
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http://www.clarity.net/adam/buying-bike.html

heres that guide i mentioned earlier. good luck with the hunt
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:26 PM
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I have a 2001 F4i, zero problems. I have more than 50,000 kms done on the bike, you do the math for the miles, its a great bike. I just love the Michelin PP 2CT's, lots of confidence in the curves. You can due no wrong getting this bike. I will never sell mine, period.
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommysf4i View Post
I have a 2001 F4i, zero problems. I have more than 50,000 kms done on the bike, you do the math for the miles, its a great bike. I just love the Michelin PP 2CT's, lots of confidence in the curves. You can due no wrong getting this bike. I will never sell mine, period.
yea i love those tires too. about to order another set as soon as i get some answers on some other things in my other posts
 
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Thanks for the guide! I will be buying one in the near future, and this is my first bike purchase.
 
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommysf4i View Post
I have a 2001 F4i, zero problems. I have more than 50,000 kms done on the bike, you do the math for the miles, its a great bike. I just love the Michelin PP 2CT's, lots of confidence in the curves. You can due no wrong getting this bike. I will never sell mine, period.
Wont have to do any math, we use km's her in Denmark too

Well, all in all, it seems i cant do that much wrong with this bike, cant ****ing wait for spring now!
http://www.123mc.dk/find/viewAd.php?...fset=&offset=6
Btw, this is the bike, its all in danish but the pictures should be ok. I never heard of the brand "Thunder" exhaust, anyone know about this?
 
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Is the price for this bike 68000 DKK? That converts into roughly around 12,400 US dollars which seems like a lot. But I could be wrong given this is a European model
 

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