As the regulars on this site have seen I have been doing some overhauling of my new 929. I bought the bike in Sept knowing nothing about motorcycles or what to look for when buying one. I am a do-it-yourselfer having worked in an automotive garage for a few years. I feel for the most part that I paid way to much for what I got...but Id like to see what you guys think.
So...the lo down on the beast...cash paid....$3,800.
2000 929, 18300 miles, clean title and bodywork. Found out later that all the plastic is from a 2001 929(black with yellow accents)..hmmmm I wonder why? Why would someone change ALL the fairings??......Few scatches on the bar end etc but nothing on engine or frame.
After getting it apart I found that the MAP was disconnected, air box trashed, starter valves boogered and for the most part service neglected.
I have put about a grand into it...not entirely with the engine but alot cosmetically....new undertail and rear fairing (old one cracked a bit). New paint on front end...just my taste. New tank cap and key, front fender (tabs were busted), grips, bar ends, marker lights, plugs, oil and filter, coolant.... and a bunch of fairing nuts and bolts that were missing.
I know its going to need fork seals and steering bearing along with a new rear tire sometime this summer. Im sure it could use some valve adjustments and a CCT as well. My opinion the kid that had it before me liked to show off....wheelies etc and didnt care much for doing things the right way. I will say that the chain and sprockets look new.
So, what do you guys think? 3,800 plus 1,000 (not all completely nec) totalling 4,800 ish for a bike with 18300 miles and from what I can see a hard 18300 miles.
Its my bike now and I will turn it around to my best!!! What would you have paid????