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Old 07-Oct-2014, 03:14 PM
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Looking to buy st what to look for?

Hi All

Im currently on the lookout for st4s top of my list for winter rad style cafe race project but may well consider st2/st4 models if one of those grabs my eye or pocket spends.

Any pointers on what i should really look out for as have very little knowledge of these models having only ever owned and ridden 748's

Any info will be great

Paul
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Old 07-Oct-2014, 04:04 PM
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Oh, dear - you just missed THE MOTHER of all bargains on the DSC:



But its NOT been collected yet?

There is also ANOTHER ST4s for sale in the 'For Sale' section - on DSC too!

Not much to go wrong with the ST series, from memory:

LCD Clock/fuel gauge misting & water lock in.
Fuel gauge erratic (level tube in tank)
VERY POOR HIGHLIGHTS (I put HID on mine)
Some rocker issues - but few, thankfully.
Water getting into main electrical connectors
Fairings are a PAIN to get on/off (but NOT an issue for a cafe job I imagine).
Steering & head bearings only lasted 20K on my bike.
Batteries get a HARD life.

Good luck


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Old 07-Oct-2014, 04:17 PM
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Couple of cheap ST2 projects on ebay at the mo
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Old 07-Oct-2014, 04:32 PM
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A Club member Andy may have his ST4S up for sale - great spec with upgraded forks to radial brakes and the later fairing, etc.

I'll give him a nudge!


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Old 07-Oct-2014, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the info/help guys

i have pm'd the 2 guys in the for sale section and will keep my eyes peeled
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Old 07-Oct-2014, 05:38 PM
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My bike is indeed for sale as I've now got the Hypermotard back... Not 100% by any means but mechanically sound and took me all the way to WDW and back in the summer without a hitch. I'm not at home right now so will tempt you with pictures from the mobile but PM me if interested. As Antony suggested it has a Ktech fork setup with a radial disc conversion and sintered pads - stopping power is epic!


Apologies for the crappy mobile photos, not the best but you get the idea. And as for the poor headlights mine has the HID conversion ;-)

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Old 08-Oct-2014, 09:24 PM
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I have a feeling this is the same bike?



Cheers - Frank
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Old 08-Oct-2014, 09:32 PM
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But the picture is taken with a much better camera and about 6000 miles ago :-)
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Old 09-Oct-2014, 07:54 PM
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Its a CRACKER - well done on the fork conversion


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Old 09-Oct-2014, 08:00 PM
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Not my doing i'm afraid, I just needed a bike to get to WDW and back and this came up, it's exactly how I bought it apart from the extra miles and the Zero Gravity screen
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