Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States
The cracked case at the sidestand likely means that they original owner had bypassed the auto-retracting side stand, left the stand down when he rode away, and on his first left hand turn the stand threw the bike out from under him. That's when the tank got dented. Just a guess though.
The frames crack. It's what they do, and it's probably not associated with the accident. If the bike sat around for a while you're likely going to find most of the rubber bits are worn, leaking or otherwise non-functional. If it was like my experience, about every 250 miles I rode, another rubber piece died. Clutch slave, clutch master, fork seal, shock seal, igniter (not rubber, but...), shift rod seals, primary seal, etc. I'm pretty sure the valve stem seals are bad too, but 5000 miles later and it's not terrible so I persist.
Most of what you identified to repair or replace can easily be done in the driveway, most of them over a single day so your property managers probably won't hassle you too much. I did the same with a Miata, the only time I borrowed a friends garage for a few days was to install the roll bar.
I "modernized" the headlight with a little bit of self-fabrication to use a standard 7" rectangular headlight, which isn't quite the same size as the stock, so I self-fabricated a little more and tucked it "behind" the front fairing and put a piece of plexi in front of it. I used a Trucklite LED headlight. The socket on the bike is standard H-4, as is the housing.
For replacement fairings, take a look at Airtech. There are a good number of places doing good bodywork out there, and these guys are on par with any of them, but they've been around a lot longer and keep their catalog of stuff for really old and esoteric bikes alive. It would be a loss to the motorcycling world to lose a company like Airtech, so I like to keep them relevant in peoples minds.
I've always wanted to try to put some M6 base turn signals in the forward fairing holes, it should be relatively do-able. You'll need to re-do the blade/socket ends on the loom, they're significantly narrower than a standard turn signal blade.
What's ugly about the dash? You can get replacement foam, that's usually what degrades first. Keep an eye out for gauges, or send yours off to get refreshed by a pro.
1994 900 SS/CR
2017 939 Supersport S
It's Italian. If I can get it to start, it'll win.
Last edited by psyopper; Feb 15th, 2019 at 9:12 am.