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Ok guys this is my first post over here. So let me introduce myself. My name is Brenden and I live in New Jersey, I've been riding Street bikes since 2005. My last bike was an 05 GSX-R 600, but I wanted to get something bigger.

Last night I bought a rebuildable salvage title bike, and I want to get you guys take on the bike. If I got a good deal on the bike? And how much it will cost me to fix?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...245&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT&viewitem&afsrc=1

I plan on putting Repsol plastics on it and found the full kit on ebay for about $400. I also found a gauge cluster for $150. Lights look to cost about 300-400. Im not sure if the wiring is intact on the bike and that is one thing that concerns me, because I don’t know much about electrical systems.

This will be a project bike and I hope to get it on the road in a month or two. What do you guys think. Im sure I will have lots of questions. Also, can anyone recommend any other forums for 1000rr’s or forums that deal with fixing up a bike where I can ask questions?

Thanks for all the help guys.
 

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You can find most of those parts right here.

Search the for sale section and then post up a WTB thread for things you don't find.

Most of the questions you will have have been answered. Make the search button your friend.
 

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this is the best forum for technical type questions. which repsol fairings do you mean? the auctmarts ones? if so, they are from japan so make sure to note the shipping will bring it well over 400. might want to try used repsol fairings on ebay they pop on once and awhile for cheap, and will look better imo (the auctmarts orange is too dark)
 

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You can find most of those parts right here.

Search the for sale section and then post up a WTB thread for things you don't find.

Most of the questions you will have have been answered. Make the search button your friend.
Thanks Ill take a look in the for sale section. :thumbsup:

The bike you posted for sale is a little out of my price range because I would still have to put a $700-1000 to make it look the way I want. And I would have to pay to have it shipped.
 

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this is the best forum for technical type questions. which repsol fairings do you mean? the auctmarts ones? if so, they are from japan so make sure to note the shipping will bring it well over 400. might want to try used repsol fairings on ebay they pop on once and awhile for cheap, and will look better imo (the auctmarts orange is too dark)
Yea they were on ebay and the shipping is almost $200 :th_down:
Do you know if the tank is made out of aluminum or plastic? I don’t want a plastic tank cover. And if I get an OEM tank and it doesn’t match the other plastics because they are to dark of an orange, I would be very upset.

All of the OEM parts a find on eBay are very expensive. I'll keep looking.
 

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the gsxr has a metal tank, so does the ninja and the yamahas, the honda uses a plastic cover over top the metal tank.
 

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How long have you had this salvaged bike already? You havn't bothered to pull it apart in that time to make sure its alright (assumtion considering you didnt know it is a metal fuel cell under that plastic cover)? Do you plane on just buying the broken parts slapping them on and riding this thing?

Not busting your balls. Just a few things to consider. I'd hate to read your thread about finishing the bike and going on your first ride with it, then read later that the front end fell off while you pulled the front end up in first or second and totaled it.
 

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How long have you had this salvaged bike already? You havn't bothered to pull it apart in that time to make sure its alright (assumtion considering you didnt know it is a metal fuel cell under that plastic cover)? Do you plane on just buying the broken parts slapping them on and riding this thing?

Not busting your balls. Just a few things to consider. I'd hate to read your thread about finishing the bike and going on your first ride with it, then read later that the front end fell off while you pulled the front end up in first or second and totaled it.
I just won the auction last night. I won’t be picking it up until this weekend. I'm trying to be proactive and get some info before I get the bike.

And yes I plan on buying the broken parts, putting them on properly and then riding the bike. Do you have any advice to avoid having my "front end fall off"?

Any useful information you had would be appreciated.
 

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Personally I'd download the service manual, take all the plastics of, an inspect the bike paying close attention to the front end considering it looks like that was the point of impact. Make sure the triples or forks arnt bent, or any of the hardware, check torque on the mounting hardware and other bolts etc... Just give it a good look over before you ride it. Obviously its not like a car, you can loose one wheel and slide to a stop (i know from experiance, fuckin dealership mechanics) but its not the same on only two wheels. Good luck and ride safe.

If you have any questions just ask, someone on here will know the answer.
 

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I just won the auction last night. I won’t be picking it up until this weekend. I'm trying to be proactive and get some info before I get the bike.

And yes I plan on buying the broken parts, putting them on properly and then riding the bike. Do you have any advice to avoid having my "front end fall off"?

Any useful information you had would be appreciated.
basically jason is telling you to inspect the bike, take off the fairings to make sure that everything is put together properly and in order. some times ebay sellers may not tell you everything to get the sale. its always good to check a "totaled" bike. especially when youre gonna ride it.
 

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Personally I'd download the service manual, take all the plastics of, an inspect the bike paying close attention to the front end considering it looks like that was the point of impact. Make sure the triples or forks arnt bent, or any of the hardware, check torque on the mounting hardware and other bolts etc... Just give it a good look over before you ride it. Obviously its not like a car, you can loose one wheel and slide to a stop (i know from experiance, fuckin dealership mechanics) but its not the same on only two wheels. Good luck and ride safe.

If you have any questions just ask, someone on here will know the answer.
Thats more like it!

Inspecting the bike/forks etc will be a top priority before i ride it. Im a little older now and don't want to hurt myself :cool: (my days of doing 160 in wife beater are over...I hope...). So getting everything right before I ride the bike is very important to me.

Im sure I will have plenty of questions once I get the bike! Keep an eye out! :thumbsup:
 
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