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post #1 of 36 Old 09-17-2005, 5:59 PM Thread Starter
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What to do ?????

Well Guys I have been wondering lately what i should do with my wrecked 954...

I had contemplated tearing it all apart and selling it in pieces and using the money i get for a down payment on another 954 or an '06 1000RR

Or...

Just go ahead and spend all that money on fixing it up.

See my dilemma is that I need a lot of parts to get my baby back on the road but the 954 is my favoritist bike ever and would have a hard time finding another one.

I dont know really what to do

What do yous guys think?
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Re: What to do ?????

well there are other 954s out there still in great shape. might be able to find a leftover thats been sitting somewhere in a storage place that the dealer won't budge on (someone here mentioned last week I think that their local dealer had a couple).

I wouldn't rule out the 06 1000rr though. When it comes out see if you can find one for a test ride. Then make your choice.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: What to do ?????

Hi SPY!

I forget now whether or not your bike was insured, or if insurance would come into play at all. I am thinking not. Depends on how much you have to spend to make it pristine again I guess. If it's not too bad I would probably fix her up and get rolling again.
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Re: What to do ?????

Adding to what Bacchus said, make a list of all the parts you need with their prices. Total them up before you make your decision.
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Re: What to do ?????

If it's paid for, fix it...cheaper than payments. Then once you're done fixing it you can buy another bike with cash and have two bikes

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Re: What to do ?????

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If it's paid for, fix it...cheaper than payments. Then once your done fixing it you can buy another bike with cash and have two bikes
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And if you make a parts list to decide pad it a bit for things you miss or forget (clips and such)

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Re: What to do ?????

Ever heard the term "streetfighter"?

Spend as little as possible turning it into a streetfighter, and go buy yourself something new when the cash is available.

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Re: What to do ?????

HEY BACCHUS!

Yea I have already started a half ass'd list of what I need. On the Service Honda website it totaled to about 5 grand and i paid like 6 grand for it.

- I need all plastics (EVERY SINGLE ONE) I had priced the '03 Titanium and black ones!!!
- I need Front Forks
- rear rim (probably a front too)
- Headlight
- Gauge cluster
- Gas Tank
- New Key
- Clip-ons
- Brake Fluid Reservoir
- All the electrical **** that goes on the clip-ons (its all broken)
- Maybe a Taillight

I think that is all the major stuff in plain sight... I am sure there will be more added to the list as i go on.

Yes it was paid for and yes it was insured just not full coverage. My Loss
Yes I have heard of street fighter and no i wont do it i think they are ugly and i dont stunt.
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Re: What to do ?????

$5032.60

That put my baby back together, and it had significantly less damage than yours.
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Re: What to do ?????

Eeeep...didnt realise how much damage you were facing. Part it out and buy a new one. Be a nightmare to put that one back together, and it might still be knackered once you do anyway (youll need to have it put on a dataliner to make sure the frame is straight).

Start saving ur pennies for a nice shiny '06

(and streetfighters rawk...and arent necessarily for stunting )

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Re: What to do ?????

dood, done deal. Part it out and get another 954 if you love it so much (I'd get the 06 1000RR tho - or the 06 R6?!!)

Be fast or be last.
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Re: What to do ?????

Well I know I can get some expensive parts pretty cheap cause i have a few friends that race and are sponsered and can get me stuff for cost or cheaper. But I dont know i am torn on what to do. Leaning towards a new bike though.

Hey Mo Noyz how much you sellin yours for????
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Re: What to do ?????

Part it out or go to EBAY and get your new parts. Make it track bike. Pretty sure the dealer in Ridgecrest,CA has a 954 or still on the floor. Probably wants a 1000.00 over book for it though.

Maybe ya can coax RRWNTER into sliding by there and checking it out. Hey, Ain't like the beotch is riding or anything.
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