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Old May 25th, 2013   #1
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Hello everyone,I am looking at a 2003 Honda ST 1300 with 12,000 miles on it,is there anything to be aware of with the 03 ? Thanks..
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Make sure the recall on the ground block fault has been done. Also note that 2003 is the only year where the non-ABS model has a fixed, rather than power adjustable windscreen.


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Thank you very much
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Hello everyone,I am looking at a 2003 Honda ST 1300 with 12,000 miles on it,is there anything to be aware of with the 03 ? Thanks..
Welcome back to the Forum!

The bike is now 10 years old, with only 12k mikes. Lot's of storage time. The bike's gonna need all of the fluids, filters and tune up items changed. Original battery? At 12000 miles, I doubt the tires are original, but give them a good look. Also need to give it a real good look over to see if there is any possible rodent damage. Figure these things into your budget.

Best wishes in getting the bike!
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Look at the VIN number on the right side of the frame near the headstock. If there is a punch mark at the beginning and end the five way ground connection has been done by the dealer.

Check that the temp gauge reads three bars after the bike is warmed up and stays there. If it only goes to two bars or alternates between two and three bars the thermostat is sticking open and needs attention.

On a cold start with temps below ~ 40 degrees the idle should come down from ~ 2000 to 1100 after a few minutes. If it stays above that the fast idle system needs attention.

There arent any known issues with these bikes like BMWs have. Things like the condition of the battery, brake pads etc you must determine for yourself.

If the bike starts and operates as it should on a test drive and no noises are putting your ears out of joint and the price is right BUY IT!

Make sure the title isnt salvage or rebuilt or flood dammage etc.
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Thanks everyone,I talked with the owner and he said when he purchased the bike the thermostat was stuck open and he replaced it,but he didnt know about the recall said he would check.
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The simple easiest way to check on any and all recall work is to take the bike or just the VIN number to any Honda dealer and have the service department run the number.

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No worries if the recall has not been done, Honda will still honor it so it should not be a big factor in your decision.


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Hey all
i had similar experiences when I bought my 1100. I bought the bike unreg and spent two weeks fixing a few things and tidy up.

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