A friend of a friend in Detroit highsided a 98 (I think) 'Blade at Grattan's last turn 3 years ago. He will probably never ride again and is getting rid of it cheap. He hasn't touched it since the accident and it's still sitting in his garage.
Here's the story, all plastic is FUBAR, a cover somewhere on the engine has a slight leak either from abrasion or a crack, subframe is toast, handlebars, guages, etc, same condition.
Apparantly, frame is good (I question how he can be sure of that) forks are straight and undamaged except for abrasions (THAT I highly doubt), rims and rubber are all OK, swingarm is OK.
This bike is a British import and has never been legal in the States for a street bike. He used it at Grattan & Gingerman only.
First, what kind of legal bullcrap am I getting myself in for if I get this?? Also, (I know this is a hard question sight unseen) is this a worthwhile cause for less than $1000 US?? I went on E-Bay and didn't see much in the way of parts for it.