Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Western NC; Home of the roads you wish you had.
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It's getting to be late March, and somebody can get this bike and enjoy the whee out of it as the weather gets good. I got out on it for a little less than an hour recently, and OMG I remember why I love this bike.
The bike has one "issue." One person had pretty much said that they'd take it. I set about removing the Elka shock. I had the rear on the stand, but neglected to lift the front. I unweighted the rear wheel a little too much, and it eased forward and tipped onto the right side. The cases are fine. There's a scuff on the right side Throttlemeister, and a scratch on the swingarm. The TM can be cleaned up almost with black marker. The swingarm may buff out, or it may take some grey touch up paint. The worst is that there is what looks like a scratch just above the right turn signal. If I remember right, it's a little over an inch long. Problem is, it's not a scratch, it's a hairline crack in the fairing lower. I'm sure that this can be repaired from the back either with a soldering iron/plastic welder or epoxy, then fill the paint defect with touchup paint. I just about puked when this happened, because up to that point the bike had no cosmetic flaws. If you're interested in the bike, PM me, and I can email you pics of the damage.
If I ride it much more, I don't know if I can sell!!!
Give me a shout with any questions or if you want me to email the pics.
"Everybody's got to believe in something.
I believe I'll have another beer."
- W. C. Fields
Last edited by FastOF; 04-09-13 at 15:04.