Purchasing a Used 2011 Bonneville T100

Mr.Ladysmith

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Hey friends,

I'm a new rider purchasing his first bike. It is a 2011 Bonneville T100. I'm purchasing through an organization called IMotorsports Inc, a company just outside of Chicago. The bike looks pretty good from the photos online, and I go in to see it and possibly negotiate for its purchase on Thursday. It has 20,000+ miles on it. It's being listed for $4,499.

Is there anything you guys think that I should particularly look out for when I go in? Do you have any advice?

Thanks!
Ryan
 

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That's a good first bike; mine was/is a 2008 T100, and had 34K miles. Sit on it...check the fluid levels...take it for a test ride...look for signs it has been dropped (a few little scratches are OK and pretty normal)... ask about service records...trust your gut.
 

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That's a good first bike; mine was/is a 2008 T100, and had 34K miles. Sit on it...check the fluid levels...take it for a test ride...look for signs it has been dropped (a few little scratches are OK and pretty normal)... ask about service records...trust your gut.
Thanks, brother.
 

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Is the bike in Costa Rica where you can physically check it out or are you just going through that company and seeing pics and hopefully a detailed mechanical inspection?
 

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Is the bike in Costa Rica where you can physically check it out or are you just going through that company and seeing pics and hopefully a detailed mechanical inspection?
I've been on vacation in Costa Rica, but Chicago is where I live — I'm flying back there today.
 

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Let us know what you think when you see it in person. The T100's are fine bikes.
 

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Heard nothing but good about the last generation Bonnevilles being rock solid machines. Not the most technologically advanced machines, but good solid performers.
 
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