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    upcoming new owner

    Looking at buying a 2001 falco next week, what should i be looking out for when i go to view it.

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    chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmental View Post
    Looking at buying a 2001 falco next week, what should i be looking out for when i go to view it.

    cheers

    chris
    I would be interested in when it was last serviced and valves were checked.

    Get a trickle charger.

    It's common to have to replace slave seals or put in an aftermarket clutch slave cylinder. Another thing commonly done is replacing the starter relay as most bikes were fitted with low amp relays. Also if the bike has the #40 oil jet or not.

    Clutch drag, with the bike in gear and the clutch pulled in the bike will creep forwards. This is due to the clutch plates not properly disengaging.

    I'm not as knowledgeable as 90% of the guys here, so take my advice with a bit of caution - I literally have no idea what I'm doing most of the time.

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    Just bought an 03 R model two weeks ago.
    Basics for me are ensuring it rides well, obviously. It should start easily enough, and have previously been derestricted (check ECU under seat), with battery in near new good condition. Service history would be nice, but you should be able to tell upon inspection if it's been looked after or not.
    One tip, check the exhaust collector for dent on gearbox side of bike, common for the Falco to fall over due to the footstand. Check forks and head stem for wheeping and play (wheelies); all the usual things really....

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