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Blade back from the dead

Let's hear it for all those like me, who have bought the totaled piece of busted bike back from the big bad insurance companies and said ... "ha, ha, ha, my Blade still kicks, and it's paid for"

I love my blade
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Oh yea, and here's the picture to prove it
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Looks like new.

my bike
I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandpa
not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
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Let's hear it for all those like me, who have bought the totaled piece of busted bike back from the big bad insurance companies and said ... "ha, ha, ha, my Blade still kicks, and it's paid for"

I love my blade
I like it
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Re: Blade back from the dead

here is my projext X.




after



needed new subframe, new rear fairing(used 50e), side fairing(got it scratched for 25e), used speedo-meter, used front fairing, used lamp. New mirrors, couple of indicators for 10e. made undertail and lisence plate holder from aluminium. Got used PC3 and used ölhins damper cheap. Frame has been measured and it's straight. Front triples needed fixing, tubes are straight. Exhaust needed some bending and new mid-pipe. I could have straightened the mid too, but saved some work. Made new cover for the rear saddle.

Lathed some crash protection.

got it fixed up for around half the price of similar uncrashed.

I think the good point is that I don't need to keep full comp insurance now, and I don't need to worry about it, can use it much more freely at the track and for stunting... already dropped it to both sides.

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here is my projext X.




after



needed new subframe, new rear fairing(used 50e), side fairing(got it scratched for 25e), used speedo-meter, used front fairing, used lamp. New mirrors, couple of indicators for 10e. made undertail and lisence plate holder from aluminium. Got used PC3 and used ölhins damper cheap. Frame has been measured and it's straight. Front triples needed fixing, tubes are straight. Exhaust needed some bending and new mid-pipe. I could have straightened the mid too, but saved some work. Made new cover for the rear saddle.

Lathed some crash protection.

got it fixed up for around half the price of similar uncrashed.

I think the good point is that I don't need to keep full comp insurance now, and I don't need to worry about it, can use it much more freely at the track and for stunting... already dropped it to both sides.
wow, it looks amazing.
It's always great to see vehicles that are left for dead, back to life.....The like looks great. Any more pics?
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maser: just erase the picture name from the address and you should see the folder with all the pics.

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Re: Blade back from the dead

thanks see them now.
what a difference. Great job.
Was it worth it cost wise?
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yep, half the price of uncrashed. And good winter job, we have long winter so I had something to keep me occupied.
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Re: Blade back from the dead

Agree that the "after" does look much better, why almost like new or better.
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Looks like new.
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