a little advise please.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 06rdking, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. 06rdking

    06rdking Banned

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    I am going to look at a 97 fxstc with 15,700 original miles is there anything inpiticular I should be aware of or any thing I should pay extra attention to. I know what kelly blue book says but what is a ball park figure $ wise for such a bike in ( nice to very nice condition )? thanks to all who reply.
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Sometimes it helps to look a bit at Kelly Blue Book website and realistically appraise the bike as if YOU were selling it...accessories mean very little, and in some cases make the bike worth LESS if you can believe...

    Choosing A Motorcycle - Archive - Harley Davidson Community

    Remember, buying is an emotional decision...you have to weigh it with RATIONALE as to affordability, willingness to accept necessary maintenance and hidden costs (taxes, tuning, extended warranty or lack of, etc.). If you do your own maintenance it is a plus, but the older the bike, the more likely major work may be needed...do check threads related to your year make and model on this forum.
     
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  3. Jack Klarich

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    Special look at rear cylinder this is where they liked to leak, test ride of course and get a feel for the brakes and tranny
     
  4. 06rdking

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    I went and did it I brought the 97 softail home . I could not find anything to show any kind of leaks or damage. lots of extras a very nice ride. now to find a home for it in the garage with the rd king.
     
  5. 98fat

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    I have a 98 evo, been a pretty darn good motor. Change out the inner cam bearing. The bearing is not the best, replace with a torrington. You can do a nice bolt in cam and lifters while you are at it. I have added a Mikuni and exhaust as well. Enjoy it, they are great motors.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

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    Watch out for the plastic breather valve, other than that what Smitty said:s