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I am thinking of buying a 1997 KX100 (2 Stroker). Is there anything I should check for or ask the seller about?

Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KAWASAKI-KX100-KX100_W0QQitemZ260581667537QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycles?hash=item3cabe0b2d1

Also, is there anyway of improving the looks of it? I am thinking of some new graphics (Any ideas?), A new seat or seat cover as the one on the bike looks very square.

Is it possible to change the plastics as I'm not too keen on the side panels (radiator cover)? Would it be possible to fit new plastics say from the 2000 model onwards?]

Thanks,

James

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Check out the VIN number to make sure it isnt stolen.

Ask him if the spring rate for shocks are stock or have they been changed.

Ask him if the spring rate for the forks have been changed or are they stock.

Ask him when was the last time the bike had a new top end.

Does he know what the compression is on the bike?

Put the bike on a stand and spin the wheels to make sure there no flat spots in the rim or the rims are not warped.

Ride the bike and make sure you can shift through all the gears.

Does he have a manual or other parts he can give you?

Has he done anything to the bike such as re-jet the carb and if so can he give you specifics?

While up on a stand grab the swing arm and wiggle it side to side to see if the bearings are shot.

Does the chain and sprockets look ok? Is there any adjustment left in the chain?

Make sure you get a bill of sale.

How are the breaks, do they have any pad left on them?

Are the break rotars worn?

Jump up and down on the front forks, any oil leaking?

Are there any dings in the shiny lower part of the fork leg? This can ruin seals.

Check the frame for cracks.

Stand in front of the bike and make sure the front wheel or forks are not twisted.

Bring a checklist of things to check with you so you dont forget to check things.

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Check out the VIN number to make sure it isnt stolen.

Ask him if the spring rate for shocks are stock or have they been changed.

Ask him if the spring rate for the forks have been changed or are they stock.

Ask him when was the last time the bike had a new top end.

Does he know what the compression is on the bike?

Put the bike on a stand and spin the wheels to make sure there no flat spots in the rim or the rims are not warped.

Ride the bike and make sure you can shift through all the gears.

Does he have a manual or other parts he can give you?

Has he done anything to the bike such as re-jet the carb and if so can he give you specifics?

While up on a stand grab the swing arm and wiggle it side to side to see if the bearings are shot.

Does the chain and sprockets look ok? Is there any adjustment left in the chain?

Make sure you get a bill of sale.

How are the breaks, do they have any pad left on them?

Are the break rotars worn?

Jump up and down on the front forks, any oil leaking?

Are there any dings in the shiny lower part of the fork leg? This can ruin seals.

Check the frame for cracks.

Stand in front of the bike and make sure the front wheel or forks are not twisted.

Bring a checklist of things to check with you so you dont forget to check things.

Thanks a lot for the above!🤣

It must have taken a while just writing it out!👍

Thanks again!🙂

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