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Long Term Projects This is place to post up your long term projects. Projects that took you a while to get done. Post them here. Examples like kwebbel's build up , B-12 engine swaps, swing arm swaps etc..would go here.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Okay, so I bought a 2002 GSXR-600 with 8,636 miles for $850.00 on Thu(02/16), a thanks to Adam Mather for helping me pick it up on to my trailer . Bought it home, put a battery in, it fired right up. Took it for a quick spin up and down the road with really zero issues. Though, there ARE some issues with the bike. Here are some pics to show what they are:

Front wheel(holds air, but yes, it's getting replaced):


"Broken Frame"(According to gixxer.com):


Rear plastics and tail light:


Just one of the many missing/wrong bolts:


Yoshi pipe a LITTLE too close to the tire:


Rear seat a little banged up:


Headlight/mirror bracket:


Scratched up headlight:


Cracked headlight fairing and missing air duct:


Missing air duct again:


Overall view at its worst:


So, as you can see, there's some work to be done, but it DOES run and ride, so for $850.00...I'm pretty pleased.

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2002 GSX-R600.
2004 GSX-R fairings, headlight and cluster
Undertail by...Dunno.
Pilot Power 2CT tires.
Yoshimura TRS Exhaust

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Not a bad deal for a project bike...

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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That's gonna need some TLC! I'm amazed that front tire holds air. And what's up with the crack in the front fairing? It looks like they drilled both side so they could lace it back together.

Might want to add a chain to your fix-it list. That ones looking pretty rough. I'm guessing you'll come out ahead on this one but it's not a sure thing, even at that price.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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That's gonna need some TLC! I'm amazed that front tire holds air. And what's up with the crack in the front fairing? It looks like they drilled both side so they could lace it back together.
For some reason guys think they can zip tie them back together
I would be tempted to go straight to street fighter
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For some reason guys think they can zip tie them back together
I would be tempted to go straight to street fighter
Yeah, I love the "stitches look", LoL!!!

I'm going to go with the overseas plastics for a hair under $500.00. Want to make it look as stock as possible.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Yeah, I love the "stitches look", LoL!!!

I'm going to go with the overseas plastics for a hair under $500.00. Want to make it look as stock as possible.
ok...that brings you up to $1350 right out the gate. considering that it is an 02, only a 600 as opposed to at least a 750 or 1000, it might be worth what in "good condition"? $2k-2500? that leaves you $650 for the rest of the parts needed, and not go over $2k, and you are still going to have a bike that was wrecked, then put back together with cheap Chinese plastic.

not trying to pizz in your cornflakes or anything....just giving you a dose of reality. I am with a couple of the others who suggested street fighter. that $500 can go a long way in tricking it out, and it will be more "solid" than it will be with that cheap chinese plastic on it.

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So he can get fairings brand new with perfect paint, or he can spend $10 and glue the stock ones back together...k...

This is a gsxr, not a Katana
umm, it's an 02 gixxer, and only a 600 at that. plus it's wrecked. just how much do you think it's worth?
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$850...ouch

EDIT- thought it was a lot older than an 02...definitely a good deal for an 02 bike

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$850...ouch

I get PMs and questions all the time from people who spend more than that for just a few of the parts off a bike like that gsxr (front and rear suspension with rims) to put on their katana much less buying the full working bike that needs a little tlc....

Peoples responses sometimes just tickle me...

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I get PMs and questions all the time from people who spend more than that for just a few of the parts off a bike like that gsxr (front and rear suspension with rims) to put on their katana much less buying the full working bike that needs a little tlc....

Peoples responses sometimes just tickle me...

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Indeed. I know it needs work, but I was looking at another one for $1000.00 with no title, no plastics whatsoever, no headlight, tail light, turn signals, seats, etc. And ended up getting sold. I honestly still think that $850.00 is a good buy for me. I don't have $3000.00 RIGHT NOW to buy a bike that needs nothing. Coming up with a hundred here and there is easily doable, besides, I appreciate stuff more when I have to work on them. Just buying a new bike will most likely never happen.
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$850...ouch
Least intelligent response of 2012 right there


Glad you finally found a good deal! That's an easy one to fix up.
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but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.
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