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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from China, can use some advise

Hello from China.......

I am not an owner of any MV Agusta yet, but that might change in the next days. I live in China, where any bike >125cc is forbidden and illegal, so the big bike scene is a bit in the dark, and we don't have any dealers or bike shops or whatever. Anyway, we still enjoy riding, hiding a bit from the police, so far so good.. ...

Bikes here are limited, and mostly Japanese, ridden without any maintenance, so you can imagine how they are after several years.
However, I stumbled on a 2002 750 F4S, which seems to be in a good condition (at least cosmetic wise). I however wonder if anyone can give me advise on what items to check / what to check / which problems to be expected.

I will have a second look in this weekend and will most likely decide by then, surely keep you informed, thanks for any reply in advance!

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2000 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (track only)
2001 Ducati 998S (track only)
2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 09:37 PM
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Welcome aboard Eric. I'm not sure China is the best place to buy an F4 but use the search function. That should answer all your questions.

By the way, You didn't attend Notre Dame International School in Rome Italy did you?

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Hi Eric, welcome to the forum...where abouts in China are you located?
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I live in China, where any bike >125cc is forbidden and illegal
Well look on the brighter side, they will never catch you on an MV!
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Hi Eric: welcome... I didn't realize bikes over 125cc are forbidden in China? Could this be just a specific province, or is it in the whole of China?

Sorry I am of no help, since I do not know much about what needs to be looked at on an '02 F4, good luck anyways!
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Most likely imported from Hong Kong or Macau. If you pay enough invisible taxes nothing is impossible in China.

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Where in China?

Eric,
Where are you in China? I have spent time in southern China and the traffic is pretty crazy there. I would love to visit an area that has good riding roads?
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Most likely imported from Hong Kong or Macau. If you pay enough invisible taxes nothing is impossible in China.
YOU understand how it works in China ..........

To answer some of the other questions raised: I am in the area of Shanghai, traffic is even more crazy here and incredible dangerous, roads are clocked with trucks, cars, bikes, pedestrians and chicken, and you got to be careful with everyone and everything, really NO one will ever give way or respect right of way. My chicked strips are therefore wider then the area rubbed off ... .....

Bikes here are forbidden, although the law inforcement is not tight. You should not stop in front of a cop, but generally it is ok. Are you however checked by the police then basically you loose your bike, and nooo way to get it back any more, those days are over.
We further have nothing, no insurance, but also no dealers, parts, shops etc. other then some of those scooter shops which handle some big bikes and where the parts are stacked till the ceiling. Consequently the bike scene is small, and most bikes are ridden without any maintanance so buying second hand is let say "full of surprises".

And no, i did not attend any school in Rome (great city though!).

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2000 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (track only)
2001 Ducati 998S (track only)
2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss
2002 Honda VTR1000 SP-2
2004 Buell XB12R Firebolt
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Welcome! Sounds interesting
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