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    New Purchase RSV1000

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290567109678

    Hello, I have just bought the above bike (dont have it yet, only paid a deposit so far)

    Been to see the bike yesterday, and could not find anything obviously wrong with it appart from

    small ding in the swingarm. These are apparently very common, the can digs in to the SA when the bike falls. the size of the dent is quite small compared with other examples i could find on t'internet. Bike is described as a cat D so I dont have a problem with this.
    Funny thing, is when I asked the seller about it, he tod me that was normal and that the ding was there by design. Since he checked another bike and found the same ding...

    There is a Diag 1 showing on startup, internet says its a TPS reading and that 1 or 0 are both fine. It also fits in with the seller's argument saying he has balanced the Throttle bodies lately and that idle will still need adjsuting as the bike's not been ridden properly since.

    Its starts nice (engine was stone cold when I got there), no funny noises, smoke, nothing.
    Clutch, brakes, headstock, shock and forks, I'll need to check once the bike is paid, insured and I can ride it.

    Body work is rough around the edges, but not more so than described, actually the description was on the severe side.

    So I am now hoping I can find the time to go back to the seller next week end, pay the remainder annd ride off.
    Just need to find out about the chain adjustement process so I can turn up there, adjust and ride straight to the MOT centre. The chain seems ok, not particularly clean, but still greasy and no rust to be seen.

    Also need to find out about the Dunlop sportmax that are on on it now, anybody here rates these?

    Once MOT'ed and taxed, the bike will then go to this chap for a dyno test to make sure all is well.
    http://www.jebsuk.com/dyno.php


    So all in all, I am very much looking forward to my first big twin experience.

    Thank you for the ressources I have found here so far which have enabled me to go and take the plunge!


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    make sure you brush yer teeth,cos you'll be grinning from ear to ear once you ride it.
    enjoy...

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    There is a Diag 1 showing on startup

    THOUGHT THESE ONLY SHOWED UP WHEN YOU PLUGGED THE 2 CONNECTORS UNDER THE SEAT TOGETHER?..LIFT RIDERS SEAT AND ON RIGHT HAND SIDE OF BATTERY ( AS YOU SIT ON IT) THERES 2 CABLES WITH A MALE FEMALE CONNECTOR..CABLES HAVE DIFFERENT COLOUR CODES BUT PLUG TOGETHER ..PEOPLE SEE THESE AND THINK OH THEY MUST HAVE COME APART ....PULL THESE AND THE CODE WILL GO

    soRry just looked up after i entered post sorry for SHOUTING!!!!!
    Last edited by redratbike; May 23rd, 2011 at 06:46 AM. Reason: MY CRAP TYPING SKILLS

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    welcome to the forum dude. looks like you got yourself a right bargain, for that sort of money you cant go wrong... Unless there is outstanding finance on it, then your fucked! Thats the only checks Id do.

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    thank you very much for both inputs.

    Dude only knows how I failed to do an HPI check on a bike before buying it

    can anybody here do cheap HPI's by the way?

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    when you get it, (as RRB says - make sure the diagnostics wires are disconnected before you start it) for cheap HPI's go onto visordown and look for a guy called yodi he does them for a tenner

    Deacs

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    I think you can get cheap HPI on-line, or i think there is a text service you can use, but its limited in the information. It might be the info you need and i think its only about 3. Google it.

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    check out superyellows thread for adjusting the tps if the diag code is there

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