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Offline Fox

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« on: October 13, 2018, 08:58:23 pm »
Hi guys.  New forum member doing research and looking to purchase a C-10 (2001).  I had cancer, sold my Goldwing, was cured of cancer, now looking for my next used bike.   Read about the Hydro-lock issue and how to check the bike to see if it has happened.  My question, is can you tell by listening to the bike idle and reviving?  Would you buy a ebay C-10 without checking it out?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 10:02:10 pm »
there is no way to know, without physically doing the piston height comparison, sorry.
You can't tell from revving, or sound, it's just not viable as an indicator.

I personally wouldn't buy an ebay find, unless I had a written agreement from the seller, tht once the bike is home, and in my garage, and I examine it by the means outlined for piston height comparo, that if I did find the engine was compromised, it would be returned as purchased, and my full purchase price remitted back to me, within a 'set period of time'...

it's a difficult thing, I know, and a long distance sale is almost impossible to accomplish that on...

best bet is to find someone local to you, experienced in the bike, and get a second opinion on the spot of purchase.

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Re: New Forum Member
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 03:46:03 am »
  What MOB said. Here is a video that helps some .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W6k3pTdAXw&feature=plcp

   Might watch Steve's other videos. He knows C10s for sure!! :great:
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Re: New Forum Member
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 04:55:21 am »
bahahahaha. Good luck on that MOB. If some local guy came to me and asked to open up my bike for a rod test before purchase I would tell him to go fish. I am never letting some yahoo off the street open up my bike no matter the reason. And if some dude on ebay told me what you said below I would tell him to go eat bagels.


To the OP, I would not recommend buying a bike sight unseen and if you are worried about hydrolock try to make it worth his while to do a test. Perhaps agree to buy it at a fair price contingent on his bike passing the test. This would still not work with me but you can try.

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I personally wouldn't buy an ebay find, unless I had a written agreement from the seller, tht once the bike is home, and in my garage, and I examine it by the means outlined for piston height comparo, that if I did find the engine was compromised, it would be returned as purchased, and my full purchase price remitted back to me, within a 'set period of time'...

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 11:03:00 am »
Thanks guys.  I'll make a point to see the bike in person.  Never worried about hydro lock before, but so much talk bout it on the C-10 thought I'd ask the question.   Possibly arrange for a shop to look at it before purchase.  Thanks again.  Still Shopping.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 12:47:28 pm »
  The Concours is not the only motorcycle that is subject to hydrolock. It's just we have a LOT of them and they show up in our forum. It happens to other motorcycles also but with our forum we tend to scare the hell out of a lot of prospective buyers. We know about it and take measures to avoid it. :great:
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