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Author What to look out for when buying old Inazumas  (Read 5571 times)

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  • Offline Squilt   us

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    What to look out for when buying old Inazumas
    on: Sep 21, 2023, 05.05 pm
    Sep 21, 2023, 05.05 pm
    I'm looking around for GW250s in my area and I'm seeing a few with low miles that have sat for up to 10 years. With any motorcycle this will mean it'll need new tires, new fluids, and lots of new rubber and plastic bits like fuel lines and brake cables. Is there any preventative maintenance specific to this bike that I should know of assuming the bikes I find are already in working condition?

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    Re: What to look out for when buying old Inazumas
    Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2023, 03.43 pm
    Nov 06, 2023, 03.43 pm
    If you are buying in a cold climate, check for rust!  The inside of the swing arms can fill with water and rust, you can remove one of the chain tensioners and take a look inside. The outside of the swinger arms can rust. Wheel bearings wear out after 10,000+ miles. The exhaust catalyser (box in middle of the exhaust assembly) rusts in colder climates, this is really expensive to replace upwards  of 600 pounds. The engine bolts and fairing screw can also rust and need replacing.
    The bolts that attach the exhaust pipes to the motor (four) can rust and be very difficult to extract.
    Advise, treat the bike with an anti-rust preparation and then regularly every winter.

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    Re: What to look out for when buying old Inazumas
    Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2023, 06.48 pm
    Nov 06, 2023, 06.48 pm
    I'd agree with all the above.
    Check any black painted parts of the exhaust.
    Paint finish on the wheels is poor, on the frame front downtube and the swingarm
    Wheel bearings and the drive chain are also cheap, aftermarket parts should last much better

    Once sorted, it's a very cheap bike to run tho :-)