Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: N.E Florida Coast and Hong Kong
Inspection list for purchase
If this post is in the wrong area, please accept my apologies, I will claim the "newbie" exemption!
I have narrowed my purchasing search to a Gen 3 2013-15 (leaning towards a '15, but keeping an open mind), with an outside look at the '16 model.
While the cosmetics are important, I am fully willing to accept a sound bike, that has been scratched from an inadvertent drop, then I won't feel as bad when I do it.
The question I have is what specific things beyond the tires, fluids, mx records) would be items you would want to look at before committing to a purchase? Ex: there is a lot fo conversation about the cracking of the sub frame in the tail. It seems like that is a very expensive fix, but I am not sure how to make sure the bike I might want to buy doesn't have the issue. I am not sure how a seller would feel about asking them to disassemble their bike so I can take a look.
If you would like to give me a price range for each model, I would be happy to accept that input as well.
Again, I am most appreciative of all the information, and I know everyone has a different perspective. Thank you in advance for helping out the FNG