Join Date: 02-04-2009
Location: AlbuCrackie, NM
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Noob! Got some q's for y'all...
What is up!
First off, thanks for the forum fellas. Getting back on a bike after quite some time. Had a "good" accident back when and learned to grow up. Now that I'm 34 and am stable, I'm getting back on. It's been a little while to say the least.
Picked up a '03 954 from a friend. The guy used to "stunt it" so there were no plastics or anything. Had a good lay down and took the left clip-on/signal/clutch lever completely out and tore a hole down the tank. Frame sliders and swingarm spools looked to have took the brunt of the damage.
So after looking on the 'net a little and learning about what to look for in a 954 (cracked block etc...) I realized this was a good deal. Clean title, 8k miles on the cracked speedo.
I took her down to what I feel is a decent starting point. Removed all the crapped out plastics and pieces.
I for sure know that I need a set of wheels, a tank and possibly a new set of plastics, and more than likely a speedo if since this one is cracked up on the display screen and not a whole lot comes up on it with key on.
The help I might need right away is:
Wheels-I know of course 954 wheels will fit but are there any other wheels from say, a 1000rr or 929 that will fit so that I can broaden my search horizons. Not really looking for chrome wheels...lol....
Tank-Prolly gotta go with a 954 piece here.
Plastics-I know this is prolly a sticky subject. If money was no object, I'd drop the money for a OEM set. Well, money is scarce round here with a wife, 4 kids and a grandkid on the way. I've looked around and thought that getting some ebay oem used pieces might be the way to go, but then I'm looking at more than likely repairing the pieces that I get and painting them. (painting not an issue as I can shoot paint) I do like the idea of getting an aftermarket set of "Hong Kong" plastics for $600 or so shipped. I'd really love some advice here since I'm sure most of you have first hand knowledge of the OEM/Aftermarket brands.
Speedo-again, prolly gotta go with a 954 piece here as well right??
Again, thanks fellas for any direction and advice you would like to share.