AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
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a compression test wouldn't be a bad idea, but what I also would possibly suggest is having it brought to someone that does chassis geometry to make sure that everything is straight.
Tell the person that you want it brought in for a compression test and to also check the geometry. If he insists its all good then tell him to take the costs for this off the top of his asking price. If something doesn't check out have him pay it or split it with you.
These motors are strong and can take punishment. Two seasons of racing on them is nothing and even endurance races aren't that bad on them. Plus replacement motors are cheap. A friend of mine just got one for 500 USD.
$7K CAN still sounds a bit high though for an '04 unless it has all the race bits on it already. Find one in the states for cheap, rent a van, and go pick it up.
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