That $500 bike would end up being about $12,000 in my garage... :surprise: There's no way I'd settle for a clapped-out "just barely put into service" 996. It would be a full restore or strip it for parts.
Awww, let the OP have his fun. When I was in my 20's I bought shit like this all the time. By the time I was 35 my garage was FULL of semi-functional bikes which I could not afford to properly restore but that were just "too good a deal" to pass up. They all ran, but i could never score those $200 fairings off eBay that would turn a $500 bike into a $3500 bike, and they never sold for more than I had in them it seemed.just how did the owner purchase it so cheap that others didn't? could they have seen bent wheel,crooked fork,paint flaking at possible frame crease,etc.? scrap title? if only scrapes on the panels why didn't the owner keep it???
This is too relatable :grin2:Awww, let the OP have his fun. When I was in my 20's I bought shit like this all the time. By the time I was 35 my garage was FULL of semi-functional bikes which I could not afford to properly restore but that were just "too good a deal" to pass up. They all ran, but i could never score those $200 fairings off eBay that would turn a $500 bike into a $3500 bike, and they never sold for more than I had in them it seemed.
I ended up getting rid of all of them except two, some bikes were parted out but most of them went to guys with big dreams. Had a lot of fun, swore a lot, and learned a great deal about motorcycle mechanics along the way.
PlusIt can be done for less than $800. I am assuming that he does the labor.
Fairings $200 (It's easy to repair OEM rashed fairing from ebay)
Tank and fuel pump. $250
Used clutch hub, springs, retainers $60-75
Clutch cover $15 (optional)
Oil and filter $65
Brake lever $16
$715 with plenty to spare.
Minus the gas tank and fuel pump, it's a regular crash for a track day. Quite similar to my last one minus the tank and oil. I repaired the nose and side fairing and had a spare clutch cover. I was back in acceptable appearance and proper running condition for around $200.
I said fix it, not make it mint.Plus
- Right foot peg
- Right turn signals
- Right CF air conveyor or pair of plastic for both sides
- Right air filter
- Right mirror
- Right upper fairing ear
- Front fender
- Throttle housing
- Locksmith to make ignition key or lock set with ignition
- Steering damper (looks bent)
There is allot of potential damage which can't be seen. If the steering damper is bent, what condition are the mounting points in? Is the headlight bucket unfractured? Why is the front fender gone? Did the front end get tweaked? Are the wheels straight?
Either way $800 strike me as a bit optimistic...
Ain't talking about mint at all. Ebay headlight sold auctions range from $350-500. I know a flashlight will do just fine.... we ain't talking about mint and we're somewhere around $1300-1500 assuming we can see everything from the pics posted. Even up close and personal, it is easy to miss things in my experience.I said fix it, not make it mint.
- Headlight - Forgot about that.
- Windscreen - $25
- Right foot peg -$10 if it is unusable
- Right turn signals - unnecessary
- Right CF air conveyor or pair of plastic for both sides $45
- Right air filter -$35 a set
- Right mirror -$25 not necessary
- Right upper fairing ear - I don't know what that means. Right fairing and nose $200
- Front fender - Missed that $40
- Throttle housing - Missed that $40
- Locksmith to make ignition key or lock set with ignition $100 max
- Steering damper (looks bent) $20
- fasteners.... $15
I'll say $1k for overlooking those few items. $800 if he waited long enough for the some items. I'll stand by $800.
I got a full set of plastic with a pit of rash for $100. They look fine now. People like me will give a fender or clutch hub away for the price of shipping.
I am still less than $6k in a 1997 916, 3 engines, magnesium wheels, a few carbon bits, multiple crashes, 10+ rockers, 3 sets of fairing, 3 sets of rear sets, chains, multiple gears, 3 windshields, OEM clutch kit, Yoyodyne full aluminum clutch kit, sliders, soon a slipper, spare pistons and cylinders and a other spare essentials.
I am not bragging. That's stupid. But mentioning that you it can all be done inexpensively, have and still have a good looking well tuned bike. Granted, its nothing as gorgeous as a premier build, but it's for the track and crashing.