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Ready to purchase, looking for advice.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Joseph Michael Napper, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. I'm going to buy a 1980 xs400 special 2. 11,000 miles, looks great, stock and clean. The current owner says it's been in storage for a couple years and the battery is dead and can't start it. $1000. He has agreed to me bringing a fresh battery and carb cleaner and gas to get it started before purchasing. I've been riding a long time, I have a little mechanical ability but I thought I'd ask from you all who are in the know on these particular bikes what else I should consider if I can't get it running. Thank you.
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  3. Thank you. I plan on doing a proper carb clean when I aquire the bike. I'm hoping to get it started before I purchase it . Thanks.
  4. Starter fluid directly into engine and you should get some brief life to confirm not seized.

    1k seems a little high unless it's an actual runner with little needed maintenance in which case good deal. Tires aren't cheap
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