Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
Hi ya'll, I recently bought a 2007 with 21,000 miles on it for $1000 and as you would expect, it has a few issues. It needs a new battery (started with a charger on it) the front brake is not working, the choke lever is broken off its mount, the steering head bearings are loose (and/or worn) and the petcock leaks if left on while the bike isn't running. I have two questions, one, I have read about these things having a vacuum-operated petcock, is this a symptom that it needs to rebuilt? And if so, is there a "rebuild kit"?
My second question is more general, are there any other well-known things that I should look for in a 2007 at this mileage?
I began racing motocross at 15, in 1975 and have only owned dirt bikes. This is my first time owning a motorcycle with a license plate and it already seems much more complex. Combine that with the fact that my health is not so good (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and I am considering just taking it to a shop to be gone over. Not having a lot of money, as well as pride make me not want to resort to that. Any suggestions are welcome.
Last edited by freds4; 02-22-2016 at 01:10 PM.