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Tore it all down to see exactly what I have and gave it a good cleaning. I need to order some misc. fastners and a screw or two but other than that I think it is all here. The tires were corded on it so I picked up these Michelin Races with some decent tread left on them.

I question the pipe though. Doesn't the angle look wrong or maybe it isn't sticking out enough? Other pics I have found on the exhaust seem to show it angled up more and the tip looks to be up by the swing arm. I loosened everything and played around with the angles and this is as close as I could get. I know it is missing a strap that connects to the rearset but I am thinking I may have the wrong midpipe. Thoughts.....
 

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Congrats! I have no clue about the exhaust, but it looks like a nice bike to track out!
 

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Thanks, $4800 w/supposedly 4300 miles on it, salvage title.

Found a Leo thread on another (ahhmmm) forum and it does look like I have the right midpipe. I need to get the hangar and play with the angles a bit more.
 

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Nice bike!
What was damaged on it to deem it Salvage Titled?
Also, be careful of used race tires, (if thats what they are) having tread on them is always nice, but it really depends on how many times they've been heat cycled...
 

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They are used race tires. Run once with 20 laps supposedly and thus one cycle. $125 mounted so I thought what the hell I will try them out. First time out with this bike I am not going to be hammering it anyway.

Not crystal clear on the bike damage. Appears to have been low sided but as I took it apart it appears someone may have thrown these plastics on it and it was previously tracked. Found shit the needed two bolts, had only one, cables etc routed incorrectly, fastners missing here or there. The pipe didn't have a strap, little shit that wasn't right.

The big q is the motor obviously, if it has life and I can fix all these little things for less than $100 I did good. If the motor is sour then not so good.

The bars want to go to the stop or lock when turning around slowly. I don't get this feeling with my thou. This bike had a severely flat spotted rear tire, a stock damper that I think is shot, and a short wheel base due to chain length. Would any or all of these things contribute to turning in like that? Visually the frame and swing arm look great, forks too. Bought a used swing arm just in case.

Plan to get it rolling next week and check it out locally and take it to a friends shop before VIR in March. I gotta hurry.
 

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They are used race tires. Run once with 20 laps supposedly and thus one cycle. $125 mounted so I thought what the hell I will try them out. First time out with this bike I am not going to be hammering it anyway.

Not crystal clear on the bike damage. Appears to have been low sided but as I took it apart it appears someone may have thrown these plastics on it and it was previously tracked. Found shit the needed two bolts, had only one, cables etc routed incorrectly, fastners missing here or there. The pipe didn't have a strap, little shit that wasn't right.

The big q is the motor obviously, if it has life and I can fix all these little things for less than $100 I did good. If the motor is sour then not so good.

The bars want to go to the stop or lock when turning around slowly. I don't get this feeling with my thou. This bike had a severely flat spotted rear tire, a stock damper that I think is shot, and a short wheel base due to chain length. Would any or all of these things contribute to turning in like that? Visually the frame and swing arm look great, forks too. Bought a used swing arm just in case.

Plan to get it rolling next week and check it out locally and take it to a friends shop before VIR in March. I gotta hurry.
Personally, if I bought a salvaged titled bike on the cheap, I might spend some extra loot and have it GMD'd ala GMD Computrack or something similar. If it took a good hit, that may affect turn-on etc, straightening could resolve this.. Just my opinion.
 

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Thanks, learning as I go. I'll see what is available around here.
 

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Nice find!


As for the exhaust... It looks to be the same as all the ones that I have seen mounted before.

Do you have a slight bend at a mounting point?
 

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It does have a bend and I have it mounted correctly now. Two issues; they did not reverse the bolt on the swingarm which frees up a little clearance and there was no strap. Ordered that from Leo and with that I should be able to get it right.

Got a shogun kit coming from Mummy and will order some SS lines, pads, and a steering damper this weekend.

Picked up my $40 worth of OEM screw, bolts, etc today with some oil. Can you get OEM type screws, bolt, etc anywhere other than Suzuki? Are there salvage people who sale stuff like that? I know of Pro Bolts but when I have ordered from them in the past I never end up with what I thought I was getting.

All this work and haven't ridden it 1 mile yet!
 

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It does have a bend and I have it mounted correctly now. Two issues; they did not reverse the bolt on the swingarm which frees up a little clearance and there was no strap. Ordered that from Leo and with that I should be able to get it right.

Got a shogun kit coming from Mummy and will order some SS lines, pads, and a steering damper this weekend.

Picked up my $40 worth of OEM screw, bolts, etc today with some oil. Can you get OEM type screws, bolt, etc anywhere other than Suzuki? Are there salvage people who sale stuff like that? I know of Pro Bolts but when I have ordered from them in the past I never end up with what I thought I was getting.

All this work and haven't ridden it 1 mile yet!
Sounds like you have it covered!

Pro-bolt is the only place i know of for aftermarket bolts.
 

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Just noticed I have 07 plastics! There is probably going to be allot more to this story before it is over.
 

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I wonder if you could get a hold of the origional owner and talk to him and see what all he changed/messed up
 

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Got the crash kit on and figured out where a disconnected hose went. Installed the right side fairing and dropped the left one off to be repaired today. Came home and wheeled it out of the garage since it was nice out (66) and the damn thing won't crank. It wasn't the hose I hooked up. Checked it against my 1000 and it is right, tried it without it too just to make sure and no luck. Smells like it is flooding. Turns over well just never fires.

Just trying to decide where to take it now. Ron Ayers is like :45 away, I could haul it there or to my local shop, in which I don't have much confidence but is more convenient.

IF the previous owner had a power commander on it and took it off before the sale, that shouldn't effect it now should it? Would the computer on the bike remap itself to compensate for the PC and with it gone be all screwed up now? Advice is welcome.
 

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I don't think it would mess anythign up as far as it not firing. I wonder how long it's sat for???
 

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Update......It's alive again! Put the batt tender on it for a couple of days and let it sit. Came home last night and it fired right up. Warmed up, idled down, and came on up to temp. Zipped it around the neighborhood today sans fairings and seems fine. It's crazy that it is not backfiring or cutting off or anything now.

On the Computrack deal, I called around and can't find one here. Is this something that is commonly at trackdays? So if someone bins it they can check things out? I want to get this done now to assure myself and don't know where to get hooked up. Local shops don't even know what I was talking about. Anybody got any help on that?
 
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