Newbie Here. Buying A '98 Thunderbird Sport, Looking For Advice

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Dilltusi, Jan 18, 2019.

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  1. Dilltusi

    Dilltusi New Member

    Jan 18, 2019
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    I'm going to check out a '98 Thunderbird Sport next week. Asking price is $2800. Current odometer shows 27k but the odometer was replaced so exact mileage is unknown. Any advice for things to look out for/check? Appreciate any help!
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    Dilltusi.
    Check for service history. Check thing like bodged wiring. Run your fingers around the disc's and that is a good sign of mileage. General running you will hear any unusual noises around the head. Always ask to hear the bike start from cold. But they are a pretty sturdy bike and if serviced correctly they last for ever.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
  3. Dilltusi

    Dilltusi New Member

    Jan 18, 2019
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    Will do! Thank you for the help!
     
  4. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Make sure battery is good, you don't want sprag problems, if it clatters when turning over walk away. Brakes , tyres-check tread and age of tyres if old, oil and service history-valve check is every 12000 and expensive , all controls, forks for leaks or pitting, gears change ok, chain and sprockets.
     
  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Dilltusi.

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  6. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    Welcome aboard buddy. Do you know any of the history?
     
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