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My First Bike?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by the_duff, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. G'day all,

    Looking at buying my first bike tomorrow.
    It's an 83 Honda XL200.

    The price is right and I'm fine with mechanical stuff, (I used to be a small engine mechanic!)
    Anyone got any advise on what to look out for with the bike.
    I'm intending on doing some work to it and putting it back on the road.


  2. Don't stress.

    I bought it for $500.
    I will be able to put it back on the road for less than $500!

  3. Good work :)

    I need to get some basic bike knowledge me thinks.
  4. All pretty elementary. Check for stuff that moves that looks like it shouldn't... check for stuff that doesn't move that looks like it should. Most motorcycles do not come from factory with external fluids; I'd suggest any such fluids are actually leaks. Can't go too far wrong :)