Congrats! I have no clue about the exhaust, but it looks like a nice bike to track out!
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.speedwasinvolved said: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.
Sounds like you have it covered!speedwasinvolved said: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!
That could be bittersweet...:biggrinCaptain Squid said:I wonder if you could get a hold of the origional owner and talk to him and see what all he changed/messed up