Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Test ride it. If it runs strong and tracks straight, buy it.
Other things to wear out..
..wheel bearings, sprocket carrier bearing, rear wheel cushion rubber dampers (between sprocket carrier & rear wheel)
..fork bushings & seals
..steering stem bearings
..swing arm bearings
The shock is the only pricey item, about $500 for an upgrade & rebuild by RaceTech or a local suspension shop; more for an upgrade aftermarket replacement. None of the rest are tough, but the swing arm bearings, if needed, are a tedious job. Negotiate a lower price.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero