Problems of a used bike

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    I always wondered why my throttle wouldn’t tighten up and why my front brake lever would hit the throttle cables on my F4i. I have found nothing but surprises with this bike I can’t believe its taken me this long in order to start looking into long known problems. Some people should not be allowed to work on anything that moves just for the safety of future owners lol.

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    Wow.

    On my 1000rr.. the front signals were twisted together and “taped” with CLEAR DOLLAR STORE TAPE.

    On my old 600rr the exhaust hanger was actually a piece of a hanger.

    There is a huge difference between getting it done in a pinch and fucking it up and keeping it that way.

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    Used a clothes hanger for an exhaust hanger? Sound legit it hangs stuff why not an exhaust pipe lol.

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    On my old 94 f2 the former owner cut the headlight wiring harness to add an aftermarket light and did the same with the tail lights. . .wondered why my plastics were hot after riding for more than an hour. . I was lucky it never melted through before I figured it out. He also did a homemade fender eliminator…the whole kit dropped onto my brand new Dunlop qualifier and put a tread depth gash just of center that was half an inch wide..and the ignition would drain the battery in less than a day if not put into the “lock” position. . Never quite figured that one out
    . Oh and that rear tire was only 3 days old..i was much more when I purchased my current CBR

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    @nueyf4i said:
    On my old 94 f2 the former owner cut the headlight wiring harness to add an aftermarket light and did the same with the tail lights. . .wondered why my plastics were hot after riding for more than an hour. . I was lucky it never melted through before I figured it out. He also did a homemade fender eliminator…the whole kit dropped onto my brand new Dunlop qualifier and put a tread depth gash just of center that was half an inch wide..and the ignition would drain the battery in less than a day if not put into the “lock” position. . Never quite figured that one out
    . Oh and that rear tire was only 3 days old..i was much more when I purchased my current CBR

    My light issue happened to be the turn signals and headlights. He swapped the lights around and then that pulled the turn signal wires away from the actual bulb, so what did he do? He spliced in more wire of course, leaving me a rats nest of wire to clean through. Good thing those fairings didn’t melt or combust, you’d be riding down the road like Evil Knievel . :lol:

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