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Old 03-17-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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My brother has an 86 1200 Sporty that he bought new and has done a grand total of 10K in the last 20 odd years. I'm pretty sure he'd part with it if I offered the cash and I know its history etc but is it likely gonna need rebuilding or just a big service? He has turned it over every 3 months or so - so it will run but if it needs too much, I may as well spend a bit more and get a 2000 model with more miles.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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Only 10K miles? Should be just fine.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:31 AM   #3
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Change the oil, check or just go ahead and replace the fuel and air filters, and you should be ready to go engine wise. The tires may be dry-rotted and/or hardened by now. They can get slick if they sit for years. If you're getting a decent price, it should be fine! Besides, it's your brother...you can always tell Mom on him if it's a lemon.
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