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post #1 of 2 Old 08-11-2018, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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New to suzuki please help need adsvise

Hey guys good afternoon:

My name is gerry and i am not new to motocyles as i hav been riding for over 15 years.

I am on my 3rd Harley and about to buy a 14 v strom 1000 abs in red. ( by the way convinced wife not to have me sell harley... she said YES !!!!!!!! Booooom

My trailer is ready and ill headed of to meet the seller tomorrow (traveling 8 hrs), he says the bike has 300 miles he bought it new in 15 and starts up like nothing bike has been kept in doors has had fuel stabilizer, turns it on and lets it idle has his son ride up the block and back, it is also conected to a battery tender

please tell me what i need to know before i hand over any cash, the gentelman i spoke to sound older

would gladly appreciate any info...

and if you are ever in south Texas ( mcallen or Edinburge) area let me know
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-12-2018, 12:06 AM
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Purchasing a bike that has for one reason or another just sat can be problematic, however, if this bike has been ridden occasionally, hooked up to a battery tender and stored inside in a dry environment everything should be OK. Certainly it is the best possible outcome for a bike that has traveled 300 kms in 3-4 years.

Tires may have gone brittle if the bike was exposed regularly to the sun, through a window. I assume the bike has lived indoors. A bike that has lived outdoors is a completely different proposition. Otherwise the precautions taken would seem to be the right ones to keep it in top order. Good luck.

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