1VJ - what to look for before buying?
Hi all. I have a chance to buy an XT600, I believe an IVJ model (disc front, drum rear brake, red/white color scheme, big tank). It has 50,000 KM on it so lots of small scratcvhes and dents but looks basically OK, no obvious major crash damage.
I have a BMW R100GS but I'm looking for a lighter-weight play bike for the weekends in the hills.
I'm not worried about cosmetics, but I want to know what I should look at on a very short test ride (about 10 minutes). I won't be able to do any real testing (compression, etc.) before buying.
The asking price is about $1700 US, which I think is a bit high, but I am in Mongolia and it is very much a seller's market for motorcycles. The price doesn't bother me too much if I can get a reasonably reliable bike for riding on the steppe.
Thanks for any suggestions.