Need advice buying 2002-2004

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Need advice buying 2002-2004

Post by gof » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:06 pm

Any reason NOT to look for one WITH ABS? Any drawbacks to ABS?

How do I know if it has frame issues and do I need to know BEFORE buying?

Any other things to consider or look for in this range?

I would be coming from a 1984 GW 1200 Aspencade and I want the fuel injection, ABS and enough "new" styling to avoid buying another one "too soon".

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need advice buying 2002-2004

Post by st4r50 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:24 pm

no reason to avoid abs that I'm aware of.

get the vin and ck with the dealer for the frame and other recalled items.

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Re: Need advice buying 2002-2004

Post by Bouvier1 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:34 am

There are no problems with the ABS in fact the brakes are so good that the ABS is not used unless you grab too hard etc.
If the owner has had the frame checked he should have a ticket showing it - if not then, as suggested, do a Vin check.
Just remember when you do ride it the feel is different and this sometimes puts people off, don't worry you soon become accustomed to it as it is a much better handler than others.

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