Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Was it running when the light was on? Was it showing FI? The TPS line has zero to do with the light coming on. It could have been hp top because the STVA had the secondaries wide open for prestart. If it was running, it should have had a code, or a low oil pressure symbol. Make sure you understand which. If it had FI, it should have displayed something other than 00.
Right now, the story is fishy and I'd take anything he said as bullshit. At 13 years old, that bike is more in the 3-3.5k range. Bikes like that need a complete work over. For example, a buddy of mine bought an 04 R6 for 4000 in 2012. Coolant expansion tank cover was missing, several body fasteners missing, clutch arm was 2 splines off of where it should have been, and one of the front wheel spacers was just gone. The fucking rotors were keeping the front wheel centered. He's lucky he didn't die riding it home. At 13 years, you're looking at new coolant hoses, brake lines, all the general maintenance because people who lie about ownership probably don't do the maintenance either. This feels like one of those situations where the owner learns the bike has a very serious issue and then tries to dump it on someone else. Proceed with caution.