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Looking at a 99 RTP that sat for three years.55K miles. Seems to be some play at the 12/6 and 3/9 position of the rear wheel. Tires look good. No main. records. Was a police bike then was supposedly an escort bike for funerals etc. Looks to have never been dropped. Dull windshield, nice paint. Asking $3900. What else should I be looking at. Any help please. Will ride tomorrow. Best offer has been 3K Really would like to have this bike. Don't know how much slop is acceptable in the FD, Thanks DG

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You probably need a FD rebuild as soon as you buy it. Just because the seal is still intact does not mean another bearing has crapped itself send little metal pieces into the oil and into all the other bearings. I would want to know why it has sat for three years. Has it been ridden at all? Has the gas had a stablizer put in it?

 

I had Anton rebuild my 1150 FD and hold the record for his most expensive rebuild, $700. That included all the bearings and some extra labor to get it apart. If a bearing has spun on the drive shaft and the new bearing cannot be pressed onto the shaft then it may end up costing a lot more. I might give 3000 but not 3900 with the FD problem. Maybe the seller would be willing drain the FD oil through a coffee filter. If there are flakes or it looks like mud time for a trailer.

 

 

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RT-P's always have lower values than a civilian bike. Perception is the bikes were ridden hard, abused cosmetically but generally well maintained by the book. The black and white aura that surrounds the bike leads to confusion by cagers on whether they should pass you or not. You will literally hold up traffic behind you. You also get suspicious glances from LEO's who think you are a wanna-be. You also need to set a good riding example because cagers will complain if you are seen violating the law on what appears to be a LEO bike. I ended up painting mine gray because of the b/w stigma.

Just consider a RT-P as cheap fun for the buck. Bad FD's can happen on any used bike purchase.

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The black and white aura that surrounds the bike leads to confusion by cagers on whether they should pass you or not. You will literally hold up traffic behind you. You also get suspicious glances from LEO's who think you are a wanna-be. You also need to set a good riding example because cagers will complain if you are seen violating the law on what appears to be a LEO bike. I ended up painting mine gray because of the b/w stigma.

 

I really like it when you see the front end of their car dive as they hesitate at the stop light or sign, then when you are that much closer they realize you are not a cop and pull out right in front of you making you have to slow or swerve. Then their are the ones who see you behind them, slow way down, then you go to pass, since you are not a cop, they speed up. IMHO this is a more dangerous bike to ride, you really have to keep your eyes open.

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