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Author Topic: things to look for when buying a used fisher?  (Read 1338 times)

mgordonvegas8

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things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:25:27 AM »

I think I might have a line on a used fischer mrx, going to see it over the weekend.

the seller has said it only has 700 miles on a 2011.

I know I need to check the tailights and tacho work, what else should I be looking for in particular?  Obvious stuff like it runs, brake fluid color, plastics condition I know but anything else in particular?

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Re: things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 01:37:12 PM »

how the heck did you find one for sale? lol
Ive been hunting for one with no luck before production stopped.

just basics should be fine, good luck i hope you get it!
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Re: things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 09:42:40 PM »

1.  See if the instrument cluster is properly grounded.  If not, the tach will be goofy.
2.  See if the gas gauge works.
3.  Ask if the stator and R/R has been replaced yet.
4.  Check to see if the headers have been modified.
5.  See if the tail light assembly is intact.  This part will break; it's just a matter of time.  If it's still good, then I'd take it off and save it; use a fender eliminator instead.
6.  Make sure the gas tank doesn't leak. 
7.  Make sure all the fiberglass is in good condition; try cannot be replaced.
8.  Make sure all the fasteners are tight, and there's no signs of wear.
9.  I'd check the clutch cable; I had to replace mine early on...
10.  See if he's still using the crappy stock mirrors; they only show you your shoulders.
11.  Check clutch feel, particularly finding neutral when in first gear.

My major issues have been electrical; the motor itself has been without a single problem.

There may be other issues, but these are the ones that come to mind...
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Re: things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 01:29:22 AM »

Instead of starting a new thread, I will just bump this one as it is related to what I need to know. I have located a MRX for sale and of course, it is not perfect. I want to export it from the US to Japan and it appears that I may be able to do so. However, as the bike is used and not perfect, it will need servicing prior to export - not a lot of Hyosung dealers here in Japan.

How fatal/costly are the electrical issues and the other issues listed above? I ask because if I do purchase this bike, my brother will have to take it to a dealer to have it repaired/serviced. I cannot do it there in the US and he is not a motorcyclist.

I already know my options for bikes here in Japan, but I want what I want (an Excelsior-Henderson would make for a nice and rare cruiser here) - American and not Harley. Am I  ;D or am I SOL?
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Re: things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 05:30:08 AM »

You will have to import parts from Korea or Australia and learn to repair these things yourself.
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Re: things to look for when buying a used fisher?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 09:05:03 AM »

Post export. I already know and accept that. However, my immediate concern in pre-export.
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