fat boy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by drbeard, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. drbeard

    drbeard Member

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    hi been offered a 98 fat boy,load of s&s parts lowered,etc for £4000 its legal, not run for ages and cosmetically challenged! what should i look out for any thoughts?
     
  2. Big Rol

    Big Rol Active Member

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    Isn't that like over 8 grand US? Best give her a good going over for that money
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If you can find any softail for under £7 grand in this country then you are lucky
    if it runs stops and goes at that price id buy it
    look for oil leaks at the base of the cylinders and at the lower rocker boxes and any oil dripping from the bottom
    check the condition of the drive belt and pulleys as they are not cheep to replace
    cosmetics can be sorted out

    Brian
     
  4. Big Rol

    Big Rol Active Member

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    Whats it cost to get one shipped? I was sorta in the same boat, about 4 grand more in Canada but got my fxst shipped in from Kentucky and saved big time. Good Luck
     
  5. drbeard

    drbeard Member

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    thanks for the advice guys,will let you know how i get on
     
  6. 98fat

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    I have one, you will love the bike. Most EVO problems fixed by 98. Look for the obvious stuff, belts, oil leaks etc... EVO is a great motor.