desperately need your help & guidance.
As a VF1000R newbie i’m currently looking at two options to fullfill my dream and get me a Rothmans edtiion version of the bike.
Currently there are two for sale just a 1:30h ride away from my home.
As they are just a 15mins away from each other i will look at both in the upcoming days.
Regarding the photos they both look in super condition. Main differences that are obvious so far:
a) this one has the front twin light (that i like much better) and already 70.000km. Has a golden steering (i don’t now the exact english term) but you can see what i mean right here: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/honda-vf-1000-r-rothmans-restauriert-zu-verkaufen/1351119223-305-2961 (it is not the bike i will look at. )
b) this one hast the one front light and just 35.000km (costing 10% more then a) but coming from an official dealer). And it has not a golden steering (is this possible with a original Rothmans edition?)
So my questions:
- Would u consider 70km as “too much”.
- As the camshaft is considered to be a potential troublesome part of the bike. How would you make a judgement if it is fine. What do you look out for. Any specific noises to look for? Any optical things that help to make a conclusion?
- Are there any further specific VF1000R things to look at besides the typical stuff you look for when u are shopping an oldtimer bike?
Thanks a mil in advance!