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Now that I'm racing a KTM it seems like sharing some parts would be nice

I used to race a Yamaha and currently have a 14 WR450SM with a CA plate that I could probably get pretty good money for

so... should I consider selling it and picking up an FS570? What do I need to be aware of on them?
 

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You should buy one! There is really nothing out of the ordinary with these. Checking the valves, changing the oil, like you would for any hi perf bike. I saw something
about maybe installing a manual cam chain tensioner, but it was just from one guy. Keeping the fuel filtered to to save the injector
too, I guess. Worst part will be finding one with low mileage!
 

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he says in the ad:

- Seat concepts black stock comfy seat is on order and will be here in a week or so ( $225 ) ( first pic is how bike will look )

so yeah, it's a little sleazy, especially as a first pic

it's close enough to me that I'd go check it out in person

I didn't think you could easily run a 21" front though, due to the brake... right?
 

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I'd have expected interference between the caliper and spokes, since the spokes for the 21" wheel don't slope in as steeply. I know it's a problem when fitting 21" front to 690SMC.
 

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That one ended up selling. I started looking around and realized I should ask a friend who has one.

Turns out his has 4500-5k miles on it and he started finding some magnetic shavings stuck to the drain plug:

I've still got mine and was planning to take it to a shop the second week of July to have them get it road worthy for sale since I'm clearly not going to ride it. It's a FS570SM. Still needs to be run through from top to bottom, there were some oil shavings in the pan on the prior 2 oil changes (15ish hours of engine run time), rear tire is toast and brakes are totally soft after sitting. Want to buy it as is? I'll cut you a hell of a deal.
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I'd like to get in the $2ks and big enough that it could need a trans and/or motor rebuild but might not.
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Less than 5k miles, probably less than 4500, not sure on hours. Bike has FMF exhaust, trail tech computer, seat concepts seat, J&D jetting fuel programmer.
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'11. They stuck to the drain magnet so I'm guessing steel. It's entirely possible it needs both a motor and trans or it could just be the clutch dying since the hydraulic clutch wasn't adjusted well when I first got it.


sound like a deal? looks like parts are cheap enough that, doing it myself, unless the head is trash I shouldn't be into it more than 2k in parts... and probably quite a bit less.
 
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