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35,000 kms too high for these bikes?

Hi all,

I'm a long time dual sport/adventure rider who's in full midlife crisis mode and would love to have a sport bike as a second bike for fun a few days per month. Mostly I'm interested in beautiful bikes, mainly Ducati and MV. Sadly, I'm not rich, but no kids so I have that going for me.

I came across a 2001 F4 750 with 35,000 kms on it. The guy is willing to trade for one of my BMW's so I'm intrigued. But I don't need a money pit.

Is 35,000 considered high mileage for these high performance beauties? I didn't think twice about my last BMW having 75,000 kms, I bought it and rode it 6,000 kms before I even changed the oil on it. But this is an arena with which I am less familiar.

What questions should I ask, what should I look for that are specific to this bike/brand/ not just general used bike stuff?

Thanks!
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Hi all,

I'm a long time dual sport/adventure rider who's in full midlife crisis mode and would love to have a sport bike as a second bike for fun a few days per month. Mostly I'm interested in beautiful bikes, mainly Ducati and MV. Sadly, I'm not rich, but no kids so I have that going for me.

I came across a 2001 F4 750 with 35,000 kms on it. The guy is willing to trade for one of my BMW's so I'm intrigued. But I don't need a money pit.

Is 35,000 considered high mileage for these high performance beauties? I didn't think twice about my last BMW having 75,000 kms, I bought it and rode it 6,000 kms before I even changed the oil on it. But this is an arena with which I am less familiar.

What questions should I ask, what should I look for that are specific to this bike/brand/ not just general used bike stuff?

Thanks!
If the bike serviced regularly and not abused it should be ok
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If the bike serviced regularly and not abused it should be ok
Agreed......proper service is the key.

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My F4 has 55,000kms, my 750 B4 has the same and my 1078 B4 has 60,000 plus all of which are running sweet. Maintenance is the key.
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Absolutely no problem.

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


Skye I miss you. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
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Questions -

Valve clearances done (Service interval 36 thou?) Can be a right PIA.

Fork service last done

Hub last checked? Or is it upgraded.

Water pump upgrade or impeller upgrade.

Check for any heat damage on the belly pan right side from the headers. Take the plastics off and look. while you are there look for any oil leaks. The valve gasket and sump gasket are reasonably common.

Check what size tyres are on it. Standard fronts are 120/65. Some 70s will fit, but many don't and will hit the guard/fairing. If it hits you will likely see a worn part in the middle of the lower rad guard.

Expect to change all fluids, but I do with any second hand bike.

2000 F4 750

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Also make sure your paying the right money for it. If the MV market there is anything like the UK the are a glut of old 10yr plus F4 with under 3k miles on them (makes you wonder why they bought them?) so when it comes to selling on a high miler you'll have to factor in the competition when you price it?

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