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I'm going to view a 07 plate Kawasaki 650f this week, it's 15k on the clock, what should I look for please?

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TAB007 @ 17/08/2014 18:03  

With 15k, Tyres might be an issue as they may need to be replaced.

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Bluey1450 @ 18/08/2014 19:18  

Tyres, chain, service history, MOT's for a miles check and general condition.
At that low milage over 7 years it may have been stood for a long while unused so the battery might be on it's way out.
In which case expect the seller to have charged it so don't show till after you get home! But batteries are cheepish :-)

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Steve_H @ 19/08/2014 07:31  

Best is get a local member to go with you who knows bikes and can test ride it for you

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JP @ 19/08/2014 13:18  

Thanks guys, I took big Ray with me and I've bought it. Only one owner from New, full service history, mot and tax til March 15, he's put hugger, stainless steel pipes, heated grips, taller screen, LED lights, and something else but I can't remember?? Tyres are good, no chips in wheels, serviced at 15k in March, the owner seems genuine, my age, ex fireman, athletic coach and has 2 other bikes! Ray said it was mint with about £1000 extras with it, so bought it. It's not much different in colour, heights or layout to my 125. Just need to pass test to ride it! I just hope I haven't wasted my money

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TAB007 @ 19/08/2014 22:24  



Wow! nice one Tracy! It's a lovely bike!

You just need to get that test passed now.. hope you can get a cancellation soon

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Karey @ 19/08/2014 22:33  

Me too Kaz x

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TAB007 @ 19/08/2014 23:08  

Nice one Tab. Just go for it on the test, you must have it down to a fine art by now. All the best fingers crossed.

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Deleted Member @ 20/08/2014 16:48  

Thanks Stuie

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TAB007 @ 21/08/2014 18:39  

I have now got the bike in my possession and have been able to insure it to ride with an instructor under L plates. Who is an instructor on here that I can bribe to take me out on it please?

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TAB007 @ 26/08/2014 14:19  

Looks/sounds like you've got yourself a really nice bike. I have no knowledge of ER's but they get good reviews, plus its a Kwak which makes you a real biker!! Good luck with your test.

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SlowGoose @ 07/09/2014 02:05  

Thanks all x

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TAB007 @ 12/09/2014 22:11  

Well my lovely bike is now a bit battered, I feel sad :-(

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TAB007 @ 03/11/2014 11:02  

But it's gone to the garage to get fixed :-)

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TAB007 @ 03/11/2014 14:52  



I hope it returns in good order Tab


You've worked so hard to pass your tests in order to ride it


As JP & others have said, chalk it up to experience


Good luck and good riding when it comes home


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Emzed @ 03/11/2014 18:25  

Thanks Emzed x

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TAB007 @ 04/11/2014 19:28  

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