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TOSKI

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« on: January 22, 2006, 04:21:32 AM »
Hi, Have tried posting previously but can`t see  it apear any where? I`m looking for help and /or recommendations for a bike shop ( would prefer Honda) located around Bristol Pennsylvania that would do a prepurchase check on a Pilot. Please PM me
Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 07:15:22 PM »
Check on hoser's board. I think there are some guys that live in PA that may be able to direct you to a reputable shop, or help you with the inspection process. A honda shop most likely won't be much help since Honda hasn't sold pilots for 15 years.

Some things to look for

Overall condition of machine:
Rust...some is to be expected especially at the welds
bent cage....been rolled in the past and the frame way or may not be bent
missing pieces...self explanatory

Engine...do a compression check should be between 145-150

Brakes...do they work??? How what condition is the rear rotor in?

Suspension:
Inspect the tie rods...are they bent???
look at the tie rod boots...are there any torn?
CV boots...are they torn?
shocks...are they leaking oil?
A-Arms bent?
Rear control arms bent?


Electrical:
do ALL the lights work...even the reverse light?
is the correct size battery installed?

Steering...is the steering tight?

Safety:
Does the harness function correctly?
are the wrist restraints in place?

Of course pictures of the Pilot would be a great help in determining the overall quality of the machine.

What are you looking for? A Perfect Pilot? or one that is mechanically sound, but needs cosmetic work? Or a pilot that you can get for cheap, but  needs a lot of work?

You can go here and download a manual for the pilot. http://g2-innovations.com/gentech/manuals.htm

My advise would be to read over chapter 3. You can pretty much plan on doing everything in that chapter to ANY pilot when you get it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 03:02:35 AM »
PilotHawk thanks for the lead, just a warning though my antiviris protection picked up a load of infected files on opening the site so I didnt go any further.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006, 10:14:56 AM »
Hawk, are you giving people viruses again??? :wink:
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left!  :shock:

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2006, 12:09:22 PM »
And from a health care worker....how disappointing LOL :lol: