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    rough trannie

    hi all, im a new member to this site and very glad to be here, I have for some time been thinking about buying a transalp and at last
    I have enough spare cash so yesterday I had a test ride on a blue 07 bike, it seems to ride ok however the bike is in rough condition
    it needs new disc rotors pads the exhaust has rotted quite badly also tyres are shot, also it has over 45,000 miles on the clock quite high mileage?
    the only good thing to say is it has full service history, so im not sure what to do think I would enjoy doing the bike up over the winter but is it worth it?
    any comments or advice would be gratefully received. thanks guys.

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    Re: rough trannie

    Firstly welcome to the forum, if the price is right and reflects the condition, then I personally would buy it and enjoy the rebuild over the winter. At least bupy doing this you will quickly start to know the bike inside and out. Obviously things like tyres are consumables so will need changing at some point anyway.

    I guess if your happy paying what's asked or slightly less then go for it
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    Re: rough trannie

    How does the bike you have viewed/ridden compare to this one?

    http://www.adventurebikerider.com/fo...it=10&start=10

    Nothing to do with me but it certainly looks a bargain. Depends on your budget.

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    Re: rough trannie

    thanks for your comments guys appreciate it yea its rough but with some work and money over the winter think it could
    be a good solid bike I may look at getting some parts powder coated(if I buy it) my main concern was mileage 45,000 miles but that's
    probably because I have never owned a bike with more than 25,000 on the clock! if I go for it will post some pics

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    Re: rough trannie

    As already mentioned we need some pics and also some idea of the price that is being asked for this transalp.

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    Re: rough trannie

    no pics yet and no price agreed but im hoping for a figure of about 1500 do you think that's a fair
    price for a 07 bike given the condition and 45000 miles?

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    Re: rough trannie

    I don't believe that's a bad price but still try and play on the fact it's in rough condition and needs a lot of work. Try for a bit more discount you could also possibly use the odd second hand part or two, the guys on here are very helpful and will give you good advice. .

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    Re: rough trannie

    price the parts before you do anything id say add the price of parts and bike together plus a few more quid on top for worn out stuff you haven't seen yet or will wear out soon . then see what else is around for that money ? you might not be getting the better end of deal ? myself id go for older with less miles than newer higher milage bikes .

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    Re: rough trannie

    Welcome Stratman,

    Don't do it, there's plenty of bikes out there. Far better to buy an older, well looked after machine.

    Mileage isn't a problem, the problem will be the seized bushes and bearings, corroding radiators, rotting wheel rims, etc. All expensive to repair and replace.

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    Phew, that's a relief.

    Thought this post was about a macho cross dresser
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