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Just recently got into trail riding so I pulled the trigger on an 02 300 EXC (what I could afford). Was wondering what maintenance/checks you guys do when you buy a 10+ year old bike?

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I always do a fresh top end on a used bike. It gives a base line. I would methodically go thru the bearings. Either replace or grease every thing. Check all the external bolts and torque as necessary.. I pull the suspension and do a fluid change. Then torque to spec. The entire process can be done easily over a weekend. You will have peace of mind when done...

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Congrats on the new machine  :thumbsup: As mentioned, getting familiar with your new bike will give you some good peace of mind on and off the trail. +1 on all the above advice. I just went through my new-to-me bike last month & found most of my actual issues in the bearings...wheels & linkage.

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Thanks. Gonna be a fun winter project. Needs bar risers, I have long legs, I wanna go with a new set of bars while I'm at it, planning on getting fmf pipes, and some orange anodised parts. But anyway, thanks I'm gonna go ahead and order a manual.

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And I need a new seat, I stand up most of the rides anyway but it's like sitting on cardboard covered cement.

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If you get a Scotts dampener, under bar mount, you'll take care of 2 things; deflection, and it raises the bars an inch. Nice looking bike.

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congrats man!!!  we have the same bike...

 

enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

If you get a Scotts dampener, under bar mount, you'll take care of 2 things; deflection, and it raises the bars an inch. Nice looking bike.

 

what scotts model would that be,,, for that year and model???

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congrats man!!!  we have the same bike...

 

enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

what scotts model would that be,,, for that year and model???

I had mine done at a local shop, so can't say. You just tell them over, or under bar. Over bar doesn't effect height of bars. I did find out an interesting fact; all the actual dampeners are the same, it's the mount that's different for each bike. I bought a second mount for my Honda, and just swap back and forth. 2 screws, 2 minutes.

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