Re: Front turn signal help for new 929
I paid $2200 + $250 in storage fees while the bike was on lay away. There's a great place in ohio called racers edge which deals in mainly salvage and insurance repo bikes. It took me 5 months to pay off.
Here's my story: Toward the end of last summer, I hit a streak of bad luck and was robbed 3 times in 2 months at my previous house. First time they took my '06 600rr, second time a couple guitars and an amp, third time was my lawn mower. I got the guitars back from a pawn shop and helped catch the guy, but never heard anything about the bike or lawnmower ever again. No insurance compensation, either. At first I was crushed. My 600rr was my baby, my best friend and faithful companion. I clocked 20,000+ miles on that bike and it ran like it still had something to prove before it got stolen. I still have the only key to it...
I felt no want for any other bike. After a while, my sadness turned to anger, which I channeled into my job. I worked myself half to death, starved myself, basically lived as frugally as possible and started all over again. Then the 929 showed up on racersedge411.com and my heart leaped. The bike my dad wouldn't let me buy, the bike he sold out from under me for a loss, and here was one that no one seemed to want. I instantly fell in love with it, before I ever saw it in person. It didn't even run when I handed him the down payment.
I got her home, which cost me a speeding ticket in my truck because I was so excited to pick her up (I can't catch a break), and tore into it with new resolve. Torn fuel line, punctured radiator, and some minor things here and there. Replaced the line and radiator, and have been getting the fit and finish taken care of. So that's where I stand today, trying to get her ready to title and register. Older, wiser, more resolute.