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To fix, or not to fix. That is the question

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by Enigma, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Or is it..

    In a little bit of a 2 way decision here. My friend will be inheriting a 2006 model ZX6R from a mate who has moved interstate - As he does not have his bike license, I have been given the opportunity to revive it and ride it. The bike was involved in a head on collision (Think slow speed T-Bone) and is bent on the front. The bike itself is not listed as written off (AFAIK - Revs showed nothing) but i could be wrong.



    Everything else about the bike is immaculate and it only has 2k on the odo so it is practically brand new.

    Depending on its condition, and I can get some pics of it so others more informed can assist, I can look at reviving to it's former glory as we were told, fix it and its yours.

    so, what do other netriders think?

    Should I;

    A) pay some money to repair if possible - Would be a great weekend hobby
    8) part out the bike

    decisions, decisions...
     
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  2. even a low speed head-on can stuff the frame in ways you won't pick up without proper machine inspections

    if it were me i'd restore it as a tracker
     
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  3. Hi,

    I've done a similar repair on a smaller bike. Depends on what is bent and how easily you can get parts. Post up some pics, it would be interesting to see the damage.

    JohnH
     
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  4. On it John,

    I'll get up some pics from all angles possible.

    When I inspected the bike last week, I could not see any frame damage, but then, I am no engineer.

    Good idea the forgotten, a track bike might just be the thing. Another thing to think about.

    Rob
     
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  5. I'm guessing you don't have both options? It's a free good bike, so fix it. If you're really worried about the frame, could you find a cheap bike from a wreckers with a blown motor, and just swap everything over? Or you could always fork out some cash to have the frame x-rayed / inspected?
     
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  6. hello fellow enigma :p

    as others have said, depends alot on frame damage. ive never done a major repair myself but know a few people who have.

    sounds like the perfect trackie/restoration project though!

    good luck
     
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  7. Fix it and then ride it like you stole it
     
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  8. Technically that would be true 8-[

    I'll be removing the farings of the bike this week to take some photos and further inspect the bike. Fingers crossed it only requires a front end swap which means I can bring in the part cost to under 1.5k which includes

    New front forks / steering pivot / brake discs / race rear sets. Fairings seem to be very very expensive so might go the way of naked to save costs.

    Rob
     
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  9. Where are you located? If in Melb I can suggest some places to get second hand parts. Warning. New forks are very expensive if you buy new from a dealership.

    JohnH
     
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