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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a 99 roadie

I've been out Of The bike scene for 2 years, sold them all and bought a boat and stand up jet skis 😝. I can across a 99 roadstar I'm really digging, for 2500, but it has 67000 miles on it and I'm leary. I've had vulcan 1500's, v star 1100s, Buell Ulysses. Never a roadie tho. Besides checking the vin to see if recall was done, is there anything else I need to look for? In thinking I can talk him down to 2k or so.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 09:48 PM
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Bos, I'd ask for any and all maintenance records, check tire wear for cracks,etc, and I'm sure the many roadie owners here could come up with a few more suggestions. I've ridden a roadie, very good handling bike.

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I've been out Of The bike scene for 2 years, sold them all and bought a boat and stand up jet skis 😝. I can across a 99 roadstar I'm really digging, for 2500, but it has 67000 miles on it and I'm leary. I've had vulcan 1500's, v star 1100s, Buell Ulysses. Never a roadie tho. Besides checking the vin to see if recall was done, is there anything else I need to look for? In thinking I can talk him down to 2k or so.

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If the recall was done, I would try to find out if the oil pump gear was changed when they did the recall work. 99-02's had problems with this gear...believe they changed it in 02 or 03. Rear fender of that year had a lot of cracks in the rear fender due to the "tail wag"...support frame needs to be beefed up. If it was well maintained, I wouldn't worry too much about the mileage.
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