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I am looking at buying a 98 GSXR 750 with 11K miles on it. He said it had a salvaged title, but it was due to a theft and no damage is done to the bike. He states it has all the original skirts and all the ID numbers match. I am getting it for $3000, and it looks sweet. Is there anything i should check for, this is my first crotch rocket and wanted a used one before i jumped onto a new one. Do you think this would be a good deal for my first sport bike? Is there anywhere i should check for damage or any signs i should look for on a used bike. He said i can ride it first, so i dont think he is trying to hide anything. What ya think?
 

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Sounds like a good deal, just look around the bike and look for signs of extreme wear, like chain/sprockets, and look around the fork seals. Test ride it and see how it runs, maybe even stop by a mechanic when you test ride it to see what they think.
 

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That is cool, i will check it out. I figured i would look for damage around the swing arm and the steering area mainly, and obvious signs on the frame. Thanx, i am looking forward to getting one.
 

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Things to look for on the '98 Gixer (Assuming no great difference between UK and USA models);

Camchain tensioners last about 15K Miles.
Rear wheel bearings fail if you run in inclement weather a lot
Early on there was a recall for the fuel pump assembly tank seal, this should have been fixed under warranty

If its dropped look for scuffs on bar ends, levers, rear pegs, indicators, mirrors, cracks on front fairing at the sharp bits, cracks (or repairs behind on the panels where the frame /engine mounts are, the lugs on the intake scoops where the top of the fairing panel mounts are also easily damaged in a spill (Experience speaks!)

Look for the toolkit and tank support strut under the seat
You should get the single seat rear hump thingy with the bike
If the steering damper has been removed, it usually sits beneath the bottom yoke, get it too. I took mine off as I liked the handling better without it.

Apart from that you wont be dissapointed, mine had 57K Miles and was still a joy to ride! (Until I sold it last week)
 

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i have a friend going to look at it and ride it today when he gets off work, he used to ride alot so he will let me know his opinion.
 

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i usally go through at least one set of tires during a riding season, usally two. as far as the chain it should get you through a few seasons as long as you keep it oiled
 

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well i had my friend look at it and ride it, and he didnt think i would be happy with knowing how picky i am, so it still looks like i am on the hunt. He said it had alot of engine noise.
 
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