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post #1 of 10 Old 02-16-2017, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice 04 cbr1000

So I might purchase an 04 cbr 1000 that does not start but cranks, 28,xxx miles. Seller stated shortly after valve adjustment by a shop the bike won't start but cranks wth no issues...

Have not seen the bike yet, but I'm sure it has been down, after market fairings, going for $1700.

Any thoughts, opinions, possible reasons for no start ( valves too tight ) let me know
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Could be an easy fix. Could be a difficult fix. It could be a lot of things.

Without actually knowing any details....all we can do is guess.

But, tell him $1500 and its a deal!
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There was a factory recall on the stator, it didn't affect all '04 & '05, they have to be checked at the dealer to know for sure. Chances are it has been done, otherwise with the quoted mileage it probably would have fried itself. Otherwise CBR 1000RR engines are typically stout, with few lemons. The chassis has bailed many a kack-handed rider out from the abyss. These were never the fastest/quickest litre bikes, but with the right mods, it's the sportbike one could ride all day on. An R1/ZX10 are crazier rides, but the CBR won't do anything wrong, and will make you think that you're a better rider than you probably are.

There are tonnes of spares floating around the ether.net, and there are tonnes of nice aftermarket kit available. These bikes make a surprisingly good track bike, esp. for ones without a tonne of history on litre bikes for the very reason they don't misbehave unless an excess of bravado and a lack of intellect override its innate design brief.

In short, they are fabulous bikes, if not a bit too sane for some, but Christ, it's a litre bike with more ways to get into super fast trouble. It's the nature of the litre bike breed. If you are not overly mechanical, tell the seller that the sale is contingent on a clean bill of health from a professional mechanic of your choice. Any repairs (up to an agreed amount prior to inspection) would reflect the final price tag. You don't want to take the seller for a fleecing, yet you don't want to be on the hook for a shiny pile of merde. If the seller is not amenable to these pre-agreed upon terms then walk away. There are lots of other mature litre bikes on the market.

If you do in fact purchase the bike and you have additional questions, PM me. If I don't know the answer directly, I'll be able to send you to one who knows.
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Thanks for the replys.

Unfortunately I wasted about 3.5 hrs and a hundred bucks on a truck/gas to checkout a junkyard bike, lol.

Pics looked good but the seller failed to mention all the other issues with the bike and its true condition.
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Thanks for the replys.

Unfortunately I wasted about 3.5 hrs and a hundred bucks on a truck/gas to checkout a junkyard bike, lol.

Pics looked good but the seller failed to mention all the other issues with the bike and its true condition.
Gah! Sorry it was a waste of time. Hard to tell from the photo but based on the photo and what I can see youre really saving your safe from a potential nightmare and a bad seller. Thing is in pieces with a buyer coming? Doesnt even have a fucking chain on it haha. Yeah good call to bail; especially with what @Scorpi0 said about it could being a lot of things.
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Thanks for the replys.

Unfortunately I wasted about 3.5 hrs and a hundred bucks on a truck/gas to checkout a junkyard bike, lol.

Pics looked good but the seller failed to mention all the other issues with the bike and its true condition.
What are these other issues ur talkin about?
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Numerous things, the entire bike looked like shit. Rear sprocket was totally rusted with no chain, good eye Addhoc, radiator was dented in from the side, broken frame slider which took out a piece of the frame, ignition had a broken key stuck in it, so seller wired up a new ignition without even mounting it, chrome wheels were extremely pitted and had dents, rear tire was completely flat in the middle from burnouts, no battery, seller stated it didnt hold a charge, plenty of missing/stripped bolts, broken passenger pegs, kick stand switch was jumpered, wiring looked like a mess, and much more lol

Brought my own battery and cranked it for the hell of it, engine spun nice and smooth, probably no compression.

When i spoke with the seller and through txt, i asked detailed questions and the seller did not answer truthfully.

But i did get to drive a new dodge 2500 which was nice.
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Oh damn. U shouldve torched that fuckin thing haha.
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LOL HOLLLYYYY HEELLLLLL. That is flat out ridiculous and one of the more nightmarish stories I have heard.
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Look at the bright side. It wasn't on eBay and you paid to have shipped to you.
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