Looks like a nice find! Congrats!
Yes parts were not bad - used fuel pump, new tires, oil, filters, transport to home were the main things. Bike has no signs of damage and I have been riding it. A stepup from the Ninja 300 in size and weight nut nice. Biggest cost was extra low seat ($400 from France) but I have short legs.Wow! Looks great, really like new. If the price was low enough to cover the cost of new parts, you got a good deal. Just the bags and top box are close to $2K new.
Follow up. Changed the oil and got new tires put on. The tires were 13 years old and very slippery 😮. New Conti Motion. They even feel sticky to the touch and are confidence inspiring on the road. Due to time constrints, hot weather and general laziness, I paid my local mc tire shop to put them on. Best decision of the day. Tomorrow, off to DMV hoping everything Is in order. 🤞🏼I bought a 2007 F800ST on Ebay auction. It was local but I didn’t inspect it. Photos showed a good looking bike with no damage. I have bought from the seller before so I trusted the photos. Their description, however is unhelpful as the people at that lot don’t know motorcycles and are usually not even able to start them.
So I got it at what I considered a good price. I went to pay and get it. I put in a new battery and brought some gas hoping it would start. Electrics came to life and cranked but no start ☹. Had it hauled home for further work. No gas smell when cranked, no sound from fuel pump. So, ordered used working fuel pump from Ebay. And oil, oil and air filters.
Fuel pump installed (easy). Great fuel pressure but still no start. Deeper digging.
Took off fairings, air chamber to get at throttle bodies and plugs. Lots of T25 bolts! Throats of throttle bodies kind of dark so cleaned up without removing. I was able to remove injectors (surprisingly easy, nothing but the fuel rail is holding them in. Cleaned with spray carb cleaner. Activated solenoid with 12v battery and blew it clean by mouth 🤢. Don’t try this at home. However, what came out was kind of brown so I think it did some good.
Took out plugs - they were really loose 🤔. They looked good, gap checked and reinstalled.
Ok, time to put it back together, at least enough to see if I had made any progress. Mostly involved reinstalling the air box and all its hoses and electricals.
Reassembled enough to test. Key on, instruments working, start button. A short crank and one cylinder then the other sprang to life! 😁😁. It sounds eager and louder than I anticipated with the stock muffler. Repeated starts instantly. Even the non-working headlight is now working.
Now to reinstall fairing, change the oil (even though oil looks very clean), install new tires (existing tires 13 years old) and go to DMV for title transfer and plates. View attachment 392758
That is a very reputable site. She called me when original buyer backed out.Wow! I found the listing. You did VERY well with that price! I'm not jealous...
Follow follow upFollow up. Changed the oil and got new tires put on. The tires were 13 years old and very slippery 😮. New Conti Motion. They even feel sticky to the touch and are confidence inspiring on the road. Due to time constrints, hot weather and general laziness, I paid my local mc tire shop to put them on. Best decision of the day. Tomorrow, off to DMV hoping everything Is in order. 🤞🏼
So I found out. I was able to secure the lanp clip with a washer over the retaining screw. What a poor design.The headlight only works when the engine is running so it was not "non-working"