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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: The valley, Sac, Ca., USA
Research the rockers. Any record of them being checked? Not that it will kill the deal, its just a gremlin to consider. However, if the rockers were never changed out and were allowed to flake, this could damage the cams. That would be another matter.
Electrical components of the older single phase SBKs were weak. Its just a matter of time before the regulator/rectifier blows: signs of this would be a flickering generator light. The wiring used back then were under gauged, you will want to upgrade to 10 gauge with the wiring that runs from the connectors above the rectifier to the left side casing. There is an upgrade kit you can buy through Motowheels, but it doesn't include the above 10G.
There is a number of other issues associated with the 916. I believe this was addressed in a thread in the Halls of Wisdom. Please check it out and good luck with the bike, the 916 is awesome.
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