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Hi, iam thinking about buying a Speed Triple with 90.000 km. (If price is right offcause)
It got new pistons, cylinder liners, timing chain at 60.000

What would proberly be the next thing for such a machine which needs changing?

(I know Its guessing here, and lets leave out normal maintenece stuff like breakes.

But I would like some educated guesses, could It be waterpump, most likely All the bearings would need to be changed of they have not?
Just give me some good guesses.)


And what would You especially look for, when looking at a high km Speed Triple like that? - I guess Play In all Places. (Bearings etc)
and if the engine Sound healty offcause. But what Else?

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I'd say strong pass on that bike. There's no way this engine should need new cylinders and pistons at 60k kilometers, and probably not a timing chain unless something was seriously wrong. They have been known to wear out timing chain tensioners, but not the chain itself.

As for bearings and water pump, those should be good for nearly 200k kilometers. This engine is basically a car engine, and wears the same way.

The more important things to look at are alternator stator and regulator/rectifier. It should be upgraded to either a Mosfet or series type (Compufire) Regulator/Rectifier. The factory RR has been known to fry the stator.

But I'd still pass on this bike. There's a better one out there. This one looks like a lifetime of problems.
 

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I agree the pistons & sleeves replacement is a red flag. But if it's gone another trouble free 30k MAYBE it's problems are behind it. Still, there are a lot of these out there. It would have to be REALLY cheap to interest me (like free). Take a hard look at maintenance records.

If the swing arm & rear wheel bearings have not been serviced then they are potential problems. Stator / RR are known weak links on these. Best thing is to replace the RR with a series design that reduces the heat load on the stator.
 

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Hi guys. Thanks a Lot for the answers!
They make sense. Even tho iam poor and on a tight budget. I think iam gonna save Up and buy one with way less miles and are a bit more expensive.

That seems like the safe route to go.

If I was really good at wrenching on bikes... And were one of Thise who likes to wrench more than drive... Then it could proberly have Been a bike for me... I dont mind wrenching,,, but I would much rather use the limted time I have on actually getting as much driving as possible 馃槃
 
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