What a deal. Can't wait to see the progress you make on it! Do you plan to do a full tear down?
I haven't decided yet. This is definitely a rider-quality bike and I had intentions of initially restoring to a reliable, loaner-spec setup for visiting friends and family that I refuse access to my nicer bikes. The only obstacles to that are basic tires/valves/belts and this ding in the front rim:What a deal. Can't wait to see the progress you make on it! Do you plan to do a full tear down?
I have the wheel off and the bearings tapped out. There's a local wheel repair outfit that will make it as good as new. I originally wanted to replace these with something lighter and more contemporary but the white 5 spokes are absolutely perfect on this bike. So once the front is fixed I will submit both front and rear for fresh powdercoat and go from there.Ouch. That’s a great deal though. I’ve been on the search for one in those exact colors for a reasonable price. $500…….far and away below the “reasonable” price range I set for myself.
Too late. I've already started gathering bits for a tail chop, a pair of rearsets, a BMC filter/airbox hack tools, Luimoto seat cover, bar end mirror/signals, etc. I also nabbed this exhaust from the guy in Japan:I'll give you $600 for it, and save you the trouble of fixing it up.
I'd love that shock, PM sent.That’s a hell of a sweet deal! I restored an S4R two years ago over the summer. Super fun bike.
If you are looking for additional parts, I have an Ohlins DU333 rear shock(remote reservoir and remote preload adjuster), and a FG Gubilini carbon fiber steering damper. Shoot me a message if interested.
Thanks. I've not too far from having it broken down that far. I pulled the rear shock out and installed the new exhaust thanks to the extra room. The pipe slipped together beautifully but the can is far, far too large. I'm preparing to chop almost 8" out of it!Strong work so far. I just restored a 2004 S4R. Replaced everything except the frame, wiring, and swingarm. After months and miles of a shakedown, I'm pulling it apart for a proper build.