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Old 09-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by RedRaptor22 View Post
Well if you don't want to spend the money to restore it, sell it, by modern standards it's closer to tourer in terms of handling than any sportbike on the market so I'd not track it.

Of course you could do all of the other guys a favor by selling them your parts that are not absolutely needed to run and take the rest plus the cash from the oem parts and build a sweet fighter out of it, lots of the older bikes do actually make good fighters when you bolt up modern suspension on them, the lower end power of the older machines makes wheelies super fun, and the lack of crap to break on a fighter kind of encourages them lol.
Yeah, plus I really think that the bike would be pretty nice if it was given the proper work that it deserves.

A fighter does sound pretty cool, anyone have any good examples of fighters so I can get some inspiration. How would I sell the parts. I think I might just do that, I'll start stripping it down tomorrow. Need to order some new carb parts and get it running first.

PS: The bike only has 20k miles, haven't taken apart the engine yet though so I don't know what condition it is though.
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