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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
So, as everyone knows, I made my decision.

Found a 2003 GSXR 600 on craigslist for $1800. DMV backfees totalled $702.00

Not in a major accident, but enough to damage all the plastics and total it years back.

It got handed between cousins, then I bought it. They all drove it unregistered with no plate.

It needed:
Rear tire (Q2)
Headlight assembly and stay
Oil change
License plate light
One fuse
front fender
one drop peg

What i have yet to replace:
Headlight/stay
front fender
All plastics (i want oem paint again, not repaired or painted)
custom levers/pegs
front tire balanced (for my own well bieng)
upgrade front to a dunlop q2.

I will be picking up my rear rim with the new tire after work today.

I will attach more photos in a succession of edits to this post as my cell can unreliably delete post data switching between apps.


I have been riding for a LONG time. Ive been in wrecks, Ive seen pretty much everything from a gravel dive in a corner to a valve stem breaking at 130+. Im not stupid, this is my only major transportation at this point, and I dont feel like being bed ridden so I know ill be reasonable. Thus the title. This thing has more BHP/ton than most boosted vehicles.

Anyways. Pics.

When i first showed up to buy:


Brought her to my friends to prep for the road and inspect (notice the canadian twin next to her):


Tail painted gloss black for now, hotbodies undertail and tire hugger. Barely mounted the plate and license light:


As it sits right now waiting for the rear tire:


More TBA. That is all.

She's a sexy beast. Im happy because i don't like the 04+ models as much as this body style. And I somehow managed to find the model with the rarest paint scheme.
 

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Update:

Just took her on a 25mi first drive.

sooo, the headlight points where it should surprisingly. The chain has memory, gonna buy a rear sprocket and new chain.

The paint made a world of a difference.

Nothing bad to report yet. Looks like my commuter is good to go. Next I gotta get some velcro to attach my FasTrak toll pass to my helmet ;)

Pics of it finished in the light, they would look crappy if taken now.


Im looking forward to a 70Mi ride home tonight :)
 

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That's a decent looking bike you got there. Nothing fancy but gets it done, right? I've always wanted a motorcycle. Glad you like it, so far.

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nice bike, man. i like!
 

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DMV - Department of motor vehicles

Back fees - yearly registration that went un-paid, occouring penalties and other extra charges.


Even though I didnt incurr the fees, I still have to pay them to register it.


Photos in a few, gotta go ride to my god-daughter's birthday party.
 

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Nice bike, gotta love the superman front. I just finished an 05 for my girl. Guy I bought it from was original owner and never washed it since he first bought it. I can't believe how bulky the bike is compared to my 08.

Waiting for more pics!
 

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200 miles in 24 hours.

never stopped for pictures, ran errands, goddaughters bday party, etc.

runs great, couldnt ask for more.

ill take some tomorrow :)
 

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lol JosA; if u got a bike, it would probably be a ninja 250. you start banging gears on one of those, and then you look down and realize your only doing 45.


Gonna do a ride with Vu sometime soon =)

Any other bay area peeps lmk; im safe and 2sane when in a group... I just mess around a little with bursts and slowdowns, generally around the normal bike average speeds =)

Im waiting for Josh to finish his so we can see if theres anything special about the canadian model.
 

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1K+ miles and counting.

We are as one.
 

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From this....



To this after the accident.....

More TBA.
 

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I love Gsxrs

Nice work mane
 

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Yep, everything has been taken apart and put into ziplock bags.
Frame arrived in the mail yesterday, going to clean up all the parts and put the roller together.
Once that's done, I'm going to tear the bottom half of the motor apart and replace all the transmission and bearings, as well as re shim the valvetrain.

Ill basically have a new motorcycle again.


Forks leak a touch now. I will have to disassemble and check runout on the tubes for warpage, if the tubes are warped, I gotta buy a new set.

Radiator can be reused, but ill replace it.

Fromt stay is in the mail still, same with the right rearset and headlight.

It feels like I'm doing this all over again.... cause I actually am.

I don't feel like fixing up a salvaged 96 ex 4d civic I am driving, and I repo'd my old scooter (fat chick) so I still have 2 wheels.
 

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Bet you liked the switch over to inverted shocks. Miss my bike.
 

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Bet you liked the switch over to inverted shocks. Miss my bike.
It was heaven aside from the fact my old frame's neck was bent in slightly when I bought it.... but omg, hands down, awesome feeling when I upgraded it!
 
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