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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Yamaha Xj600 Good Beginner Bike?

I want to start riding. I don't know much about bikes yet.
I was wondering if this bike would be a good starter bike?
It has 19k miles on it. Said the chain was just replaced about 6 months ago & has been well maintained. Those are just words though so I'm always careful if there's no paperwork to prove it.
The guy is selling it for $1400 & said the only problem it has is a battery connection problem but it will start up. Not sure if that would be an easy fix or something thato could be really costly. I wanted to get some advice about it being a good 1st bike & if it would be worth getting with the battery connect problem.
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Its not a bad bike. Battery connection problem isn't hard to fix. usually just put a new terminal on the cable (if the cable is long enough). If they replaced the chain, I hope they replaced the sprockets also. New chain on used sprockets will destroy the chain in no time. Rear sprocket's teeth should not look like shark fins. Google rear motorcycle sprockets and look at pictures of new ones.
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