Join Date: May 2012
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so i got the bike back yesterday. someone had crashed it in front of an Autozone a few towns over. then they ditched it on the side of the road which is so often the case. the tank had been spray painted, and all stickers were removed. the ignition was busted but i can't get the bike to turn on. maybe that's why they ditched it.
i wonder what the bike had been through. i wonder about who was riding it and how they treated the bike. it was obviously stolen to be joy-ridden rather than be parted out. so i wonder how they liked it. and how did they crash anyway? was it a wheelie gone wrong? could they just not handle the bike well on a crowded street? one witness didn't see the crash but saw the guy ditch the bike and walk away. full black leathers, red helmet with silver visor., average height and build.
the damage would be enough to total it, but really this bike is repairable. i'll never find another set of graphite plastics. instead, i will resurrect this one as a track-only bike.
i'll post a couple pics later.