"new" bike

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 17 06:38:14 PST 2007

Thanks John, I will be making absolutely sure this frame is ok. If not, I'll move the engine over to the other bike. And your "dibs" is noted.

John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:  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


-----Original Message-----
From: dominatr37 [mailto:dominatr37 at optonline.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:31 AM
To: Dave Daniels; GPZ LIST
Subject: Re: "new" bike

<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 
you nothing.

Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
Author of "Help! they're all out to get me!
The motorcyclists guide to surviving the everyday world."
ISBN# 1-4137-6187-9

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