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About a month ago my bike was stolen from Jessup, MD. So far it hasn't been found in Baltimore or DC.
So please keep a heads up for any graphite parts going around on ebay or facebook or craigslist.

The only distinguishing features are the Brembo master cylinder, the stickers and scratches on the right fairing, the tail is cracked, and the tank right-side decal is messed up. The exhaust is the TOR. The dash has faded spots all around it possibly due to brake fluid, and the trip/scroll buttons don't work anymore. Puig windscreen, too. 40,000+ miles.


 

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About a month ago my bike was stolen from Jessup, MD. So far it hasn't been found in Baltimore or DC.
So please keep a heads up for any graphite parts going around on ebay or facebook or craigslist.

The only distinguishing features are the Brembo master cylinder, the stickers and scratches on the right fairing, the tail is cracked, and the tank right-side decal is messed up. The exhaust is the TOR. The dash has faded spots all around it possibly due to brake fluid, and the trip/scroll buttons don't work anymore. Puig windscreen, too. 40,000+ miles.


I believe There's a special place in hell for people who steal other people hard earned toys. I always hope that these people crash on the bike they steal, get hurt terribly bad but live to really regret this disgusting decision.

I hope you had theft.

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Dang man sorry to hear this, hopefully you can get back most or all of your bikes value. Ill keep an eye on the interwebs for parts
 

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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.
 

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Good to hear you atleast got it back! Assuming that the rider that crashed it stole it, I dont think they had much experience with motorcycles. Most of the time stolen motorcycles are parted out or used to commit other crimes.
 

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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.
Hopefully that POS broke some bones, suffered some internal bleeding and road rash to the bone.

If you had theft this is a win win. Let them pay you for the bike, buy it back turn it into a track bike And then use the $ to get another street bike. This is what I did with my gsxr 750.

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POS thieves. Hope karma finds them and exacts a brutal penalty. Glad you got the bike back but the whole hassle factor of it all. And was it insured or not?
 

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POS thieves. Hope karma finds them and exacts a brutal penalty. Glad you got the bike back but the whole hassle factor of it all. And was it insured or not?
i am ashamed to say it was not fully covered. i had the bike for seven years and 40k miles. full insurance vs liability-only in maryland is a very big difference in $$$. i knew i was risking uncovered damages if i ever went down on the bike, but maybe i was foolish. i refused to install frame sliders, too. my ultimate stupidity was not locking up the bike consistently every day.
 

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Glad you got the bike back! Must be a punch in the nuts to see it banged up.

Sounds like you're leaning towards track conversion, but my friend has a 2007? graphite that I helped convert to track. The L, R, upper, and headlight are still in my attic. Also have a frame up there which I think is clean titled. I'll forward the thread to him.
 

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Glad you got the bike back! Must be a punch in the nuts to see it banged up.

Sounds like you're leaning towards track conversion, but my friend has a 2007? graphite that I helped convert to track. The L, R, upper, and headlight are still in my attic. Also have a frame up there which I think is clean titled. I'll forward the thread to him.
wow that's awesome! if the graphite pieces are in good condition, i'll definitely look at it. i will need the headlight too. my frame is ok but the steering stop is busted off.

i was thinking about the track. my plan was to turn this one or my brother's bike into a track bike. but the theft has forced my hand, i bought my brother's bike for the track. so now i can try to get my graphite back on the street. i've been looking to make it as much carbon fiber as possible. it's adding up to about $3000 which is getting stupid.
 

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wow that's awesome! if the graphite pieces are in good condition, i'll definitely look at it. i will need the headlight too. my frame is ok but the steering stop is busted off.

i was thinking about the track. my plan was to turn this one or my brother's bike into a track bike. but the theft has forced my hand, i bought my brother's bike for the track. so now i can try to get my graphite back on the street. i've been looking to make it as much carbon fiber as possible. it's adding up to about $3000 which is getting stupid.
My buddy got back to me a couple hours ago. All of his D675 stuff in my attic is game. Give me a few days to get some pictures.

If just the steering stop, then that's probably more cost effective to get fixed IMO. I mentioned the frame in case your frame title was now salvage, but sounds like that's not the case.
 

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excellent
You're gonna hate me. :( I crawled up up to the attic only to find out that his bike is the Scorch Yellow, not the Graphite. SMH. Even he didn't catch it when he looked at the thread last week.

Another buddy of mine has (had) the graphite and I got the bikes mixed up. Really sorry about that!! First your bike gets stolen, then you get it back a bit banged up, then hopes of finding plastics are dashed.
 

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You're gonna hate me. :( I crawled up up to the attic only to find out that his bike is the Scorch Yellow, not the Graphite. SMH. Even he didn't catch it when he looked at the thread last week.
alas, if it was a complete set head to tank to tail, i'd take it.

but no worries, i'm still intrigued by a full carbon look. i found a company that did a full carbon tank, but they said they won't make it anymore.... so carbon everything and a graphite tank with carbon slider pads. any objections?

thanks for looking!
 

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alas, if it was a complete set head to tank to tail, i'd take it.

but no worries, i'm still intrigued by a full carbon look. i found a company that did a full carbon tank, but they said they won't make it anymore.... so carbon everything and a graphite tank with carbon slider pads. any objections?

thanks for looking!
That sounds like a good look to me.

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need opinions from the community.

the question is whether to go with the small or large carbon fiber tank covers? there are a couple conflicts. the major issue is the aesthetics of having a mostly carbon-looking tank versus showing more of the original graphite which i love and miss now that the plastics have been trashed.

the small covers slightly cover the decals which is annoying. obviously i was going to replace this one anyway. so maybe use the small covers and shift the new decals out of the way?





...where did the pics go...

...why are they upside down....

ok i'm done messing with it..

anyway, the large carbon covers take away a lot of the graphite as you can see. i would put the decals on top. but there there's the issue of fitment where the corners of the cover are not completely flush.
 

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need opinions from the community.

the question is whether to go with the small or large carbon fiber tank covers? there are a couple conflicts. the major issue is the aesthetics of having a mostly carbon-looking tank versus showing more of the original graphite which i love and miss now that the plastics have been trashed.

the small covers slightly cover the decals which is annoying. obviously i was going to replace this one anyway. so maybe use the small covers and shift the new decals out of the way?





...where did the pics go...

...why are they upside down....

ok i'm done messing with it..

anyway, the large carbon covers take away a lot of the graphite as you can see. i would put the decals on top. but there there's the issue of fitment where the corners of the cover are not completely flush.
I like the small ones personally. I'll be adding them to mine at some point as well.

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