Fire­blade buy­ing tips

RiDE (UK) - - Used Bikes -

The CBR1000RR is an ex­cel­lent used buy. Fire­blades are ro­bust and re­li­able and any prob­lems usu­ally stem from neg­li­gence. Check the ser­vice his­tory care­fully, even on low-mileage bikes. Oil and fil­ter changes are an­nual, re­gard­less of miles rid­den. If a bike looks like it’s been stored, make sure it’s been kept dry. Test rides should re­veal a sorted feel in all re­spects: missed gears, smok­ing, leaks, rat­tles or tap­ping should end your in­ter­est. There were some very rare main bear­ing fail­ures on 2008-2010 Fire­blades. Un­for­tu­nately it’s tricky to de­tect and ex­pen­sive to sort. Bleed­ing the C-ABS is time-con­sum­ing and ex­pen­sive.

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