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Hi,
I am looking at a 1996 883, low milage, seems ok.
anything about this year to look for?

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1994-1997 were some good years.

Only weakness I can think of is the electronic speedos had some issues but if it's working it should be OK...

You probably want to check the compression.

This listing of features may help you decide:
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thanks,
i did go for it, will pick it up next week,
the plan is to keep it as is for my BIL to use for this and maybe next season,(have another bike for own use) before make it a ridgid and HAMMER it :-)
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