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    Hi, I have a relative that has been offered a 86 gs450 with 50,000 miles on the clock for 450 cosmetically decent which is a good price for one in the uk is there anything/ problems known with this model that he should be aware Of? Cheers
    The big guy up there rides a Suzuki (this I know)
    1981 gs850gx

    1999 RF900
    past bikes. RF900
    TL1000s
    Hayabusa
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    various British nails

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    They weren't much changed from the earlier models except in looks (wheelbase a little longer, different valve cover, tank etc so he'd want to be careful getting parts) ..so generally he can browse around in here and learn the basics. He can peruse the Haynes manual on BikeCliff's site too It goes up to '87

    Sounds like a decent deal if it runs well and charges the battery while doing so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorminrider View Post
    Sounds like a decent deal if it runs well and charges the battery while doing so...
    Yes he says it runs ok and has a recent m.o.t. ( safety inspection yearly)
    The big guy up there rides a Suzuki (this I know)
    1981 gs850gx

    1999 RF900
    past bikes. RF900
    TL1000s
    Hayabusa
    gsx 750f x2
    197cc Francis Barnett
    various British nails

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    Well, not to put fuel on flames because used bikes are probably the worst things to prognosticate on from a distance (hint to you-don't get blamed ) but a good 1986 here would go for way more than that, I think.(450# =about CAN$800 which would make even me look hard at it)

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    I'd think that to be a reasonable price if it's currently running. The only possible problem you could run into would be having to replace the emulsion tubes in the carbs, they where completely unobtainable for mine but luckily I didn't really need to replace them. Other than that, run a compression check. If the oil was kept up to proper levels and changed when it should have been wear shouldn't be an issue.
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