johnsoliday at msn.com
Wed Jan 17 06:34:37 PST 2007
Be very careful about assuming the wrecked bikes frame is straight. IMHO,
any crash that bends back the forks will also bend the frame where the
triple clamps mount top and bottom. You can really tell how tweaked it is
without a frame jig but you notice any wrinkles or flaky of the paint on the
down tubes coming off the triple clamp mounts, it is bent and well handle as
such. Be careful. If you get a spare pair of seat mounts out of this deal
From: dominatr37 [mailto:dominatr37 at optonline.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:31 AM
To: Dave Daniels; GPZ LIST
Subject: Re: "new" bike
<<Well, the deal's all squared away. I got the bike for $500 if you can
believe that. Shipping from California is costing $550, so I think I'm still
getting a heck of a deal. He sent me pics of it and the front fairings are
pretty much trashed as well as the forks and front fender. The tank also has
a nasty big crinkley dent on the left side. Also, the left muffler is dented
up. The the right side looks really good minus the front fairings. It also
looks like the radiator and oil cooler didn't sustain any damage either. So,
it looks like I'm gonna just transfer my front end over to that bike along
with my tank and plastics and I should be good to go. The frame and engine
of the wrecked bike look much cleaner than mine do anyway. Also, this
wrecked bike has a nice corbin seat and looks like gen mar risers on there.
This is SO cool! Also, get this, he's including a stock seat, some extra
fairing pieces and the stock pannier bags, which I think he said has never
been used. I
can't believe the deal I'm getting. Also, it turns out that the shipper is
based just 45 minutes away from the seller. I'm beginning to think there's
divine intervention going on. Chikaw!!
Dave, not to throw a wrench into your enthusiastic euphoria here, but I
would be mor ethen a little concerned that the frame is straight on that
bike you just bought. It DID suffer a head on collision. So you MIGHT want
to have a pro look at it before you move your stuff to it. If it is
straight, then fine. If not go back to your original plan and swap motors
and seats etc. Sell what's left over, and come up with a way that this cost
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
Author of "Help! they're all out to get me!
The motorcyclists guide to surviving the everyday world."
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