New/Old XR600R

I just got a 1999 XR600R. The bike is in great shape; no scratches in the tank, a few on the front fender, unwrinkled seat foam, original tires with little wear, and the stock chain. Cost was $2,200. It was owned by a guy who had lots of bikes and didn't like it much so it sat at the back of his garage.

For what it is worth, the bike started on the first real kick after having sat outside in below freezing weather all day.

My question is, what sort of problems should I be looking for on a bike that has been sitting for a few (possibly a lot) of years?

I used to own an XL600V and got it with 1,000 miles when it was 7 years old. One of the floats sunk, the chain was dry-rotted, and the tires were all hard and plasticly from sitting.

In other news, I don't have a way to carry it to go ride. Any thoughts on the Class III hitch-mount bike carriers? Are they legal?

Thanks a bunch.

Steve :thumbsup:

Drain the gas, clean the carb and air filter. Change the oil and filter. Check the chain to make sure that all the o-rings are there and in good shape and lubricated. It's a honda, so you shouldn't have any problems.

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