who knows bikes i have a question?

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  1. trav_19

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    im looking at a bike right now but it says it has a crack in the front fairing...what the hell is that??
     
  2. 95-stang

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    If you mean the fairing, its the plastic that goes in front of the rider, which the screen attaches to. If you look at an AMA, Moto GP or World Superbike you will see what i mean.

    http://www.grandprixlegends.com/MotoLegendsSite/M_NewItems(MotoLegends)/PO73046%28GPL_BaseCatalog%29/MotoLegends.htm

    The bit with the acreen, the number 46 on and the various Fiat adverts etc, is classed as the fairing. ;)
     
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    so its just plastic pieces?? if so thats awesome because me being kinda new to bikes really dont bother me too much i was just hoping it wasnt something major lol hmmm i really want this bike now
     
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    If its a crack in the fairing, some pieces are very expensive, some can be repaired, it could be crash damage, or it just fell off the stand, look for other tell-tale signs.
    The fairing usually splits into: the bellypan= 2 pieces [right at the bottom, 2 middle pieces, and the top fairing, the bit the screen attaches to.
    For instance, my CBR1000RR, 1 middle section alone is about £140 [$280] for a genuine Honda part, bikes are not a cheap hobby. :)
     
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    ok the only pic i can see of it is a rear corner angle....thats kinda scaring me lol since he mentions it but theres not a pic of it....but its a cbr900rr its a 98 i believe possibly a 97....fully polished frame ..wheels etc. and hes askin 2800
     
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    Ask for some close ups, everyone and his dog owns a camera of some sorts. ;)
     
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    ok i will see what i can do O0 the bikes got 17k on it...should that worry me??
     
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    That's not bad at all for that year....
     
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    i know thats why im excited about it ;D
     
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    I think most bikes typically have a lifespan of 30k miles or so, sounds like a good deal to me.
     
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    who knows a good bike accessories site for like tinted windsheilds...flush mount signals and all that for a 98 cbr900rr??
     
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    if you dont know what a cracked fairing is, should you be wanting that ig of a bike. ???
     
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    A bike engine will last just as long as a car engine as long as the proper maintanence is performed. My 93 honda 750 nighthawk had 24k on it when I sold it and it ran like a top. bikes do require more up keep though like valve adjustments, chain tension and the like
     
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    although they make fairings for 250cc bikes, a 900 is a big bike for a beginner. I would seriously recommend a 600 for you. You would never be able to use a 900's full potenial on the street anyway. A 600 that is 96 or newer will have more power than you can handle. Most have around 90-100 hp, for something that only ways 350 lbs. that is quick
     
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    yeah im not about performance just to cruise on back and forth to work and stuff ...i have wanted a 600 but the price is higher and i really like that the frame and wheels are polished already so that saves me money....im not a noob to bikes ..its just been awhile since i have ridden....i have grown up on bikes O0
     
  16. 19mustang95

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    so what kinda bikes have you owned before?
     
  17. trav_19

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    older cruisers lol

    a couple mid 80's hondas and suzukis
    and my friend had a extra bike i use to ride when ever we hung out it was a 97 cbr600 so i have a little crotch rocket experience lol

    but mainly dirtbikes when i was a youngin
     
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    not quite high mileage on a bike just means its been riden(most of the time), they are like imports, with proper care they will run forever...
     
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    for the most part i agree, but with crotchrockets i would have to say that they will last no where near as long as a car would. they are high revving motors with 12,000+ redlines.
     
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    i think that seems right i see most bikes redline around 12k to 14k and the powerbands are usually towards the top so most bikes see frequent high rpms... i dont think i will get 180k outta a bike like my stang hahaha but 50k would be amazing ;D