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1986 Aspencade
i'm thinking of purchasing this bike from private seller with 59K miles. Its really clean looking and wanted to know what other concerns(mechanically) should I be looking at before purchasing the bike. It seems well taken care of by the current owner.
#1 07-10-2010, 05:49 PM,
welcome to the site

how much mechanical knowledge do you possess?
i would want to check out the electrical system first,age and condition of tires are a concern

is it something that you will maintain or a dealer or shop??

if you can find a forum member that lives close you mightask for some help from him

appearances on a 24 ys old bike aren't always the biggest concern
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#2 07-10-2010, 06:39 PM,
Is there any logged maintenance history from the seller, that can tell a lot about what has been done to the bike. I would make sure it is charging and runs good. You are buying a older bike and will most likely have to do some work on it. Check the exhaust, tires and cosmetics. It is always a good idea to put it on the center stand and check the back wheel for slop in the swing arm and play in the drive train.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
#3 07-10-2010, 08:13 PM,

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