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I had this 900 SS CR for 3 years, loved it and took great care on her. I never rode the ole girl that much so I decided to sell the 900SS CR. Well I do, to a "local" and he has the ole' girl for a total of a month and a half. LOOOOONG story short he wreck's the SS running from the police and it gets towed to a junkyard. I find out about the incident and the bike and get it back for a 100 dollar's, a song and dance. The bike caught fire after the wreck but the NC's 'finest' put the fire out quickly and well here are the pic's of before I sold it to what it looks like in my garage right now in order of oldest to the latest.

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My question to you fine folk's is what would you do with it? I only have 100 dollar's in it and think the engine is fine, the frame looks straight, and I am sure that it has a "franklin's" worth of good parts left. I cannot help but think that if I found another old SS with a blown motor or wrecked the two could make one. I also know that the old SS's aint worth much nowadays but hey "it's all about the love" to a certain point.

What would you do if you had it? Toss it off a cliff or what?
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (road rash 2)

part it out and move on. seems like you gave it a good run and some kook ruined it, put her to sleep and use the $ to buy some other parts for theh SBK in the background. What an knucklehead, running from the cops, if you are going run the cops( i do not endorse it!) you best at least be one hell of a rider!
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (road rash 2)

dam .. you got your baby back .. i'd say take your time and put her back on the wheels . scroung the sites and pick up parts here and there .
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (04749s)

If you have the time and cash i think you are morally obliged to get that thing lookin' sweet again!

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I'm no engineer but wouldn't you worry about the fires effect on the frame? It may look OK but . . . ? Other than that, sounds like a winter project to me.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Stick in Va »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm no engineer but wouldn't you worry about the fires effect on the frame? It may look OK but . . . ? </TD></TR></TABLE>

There's no way that fire got hot enough to damage the steel trellis or its welds. I wouldn't worry about the frame.

I see it this way, you sold the bike, and got a new one. So right now, if you part it out you're just making a profit of money that you weren't expecting on having. On the other hand, since you have little to nothing invested in this, and you have already figured on life without her, you could really take your time, pick up parts slowly, and make a unique, custom bike from it. I understand that bikes are typically worth more as parts than as a whole, but I hate to see them stripped if at all possible. If I had it, I think I would make a really, stripped down track bike out of it.
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (road rash 2)

Man that would break my heart to see my pride and joy returned to me in that shape! If it was me I would restore it to it's former glory, ebay is a great source of cheap parts. But if you part it out I'm sure you could fetch some good $$ heck motor alone should bring at least $700 providing it wasn't damaged by the fire.
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (bruntr)

Same thing happened to me; sold my 1st ever Ducati ( a 750SS) and saw it wrecked a week later. I just let it go.
 
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Thanks for the reply's. I agree that parting it out would be the wise move. The track bike idea I like to. The only thing about that is after I have riden years on a 998 the little SS just lacks the punch. I would like to restore her to her previous state ( my heart is there) but I don't think that is a wise move from a economical stand point. I think I will just sit on her for a while and see what pop's up. (insert you dirty joke here). Anyone got some parts laying around that could get her just running? I would need the coil wire's and coil's and a set of carb's.

I think the old carbs that were in the fire could be used but....... I would like to "hot wire" it and just see if the engine is fine so atleast if I part it out I would know wheter the engine was OK. It does not appear to have any damage.
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (road rash 2)

Turn her into a trackbike
 
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Re: What Should I Do??? (Ropes4u)

I'll give you $200 for the engine, as-is, and I can pick it up next week while I'm in town.
 
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If you do go the part out route, I'd love to buy the complete bi posto setup, and maybe even the exhaust...My newly acquired ss/fe is mono, and is dying for some pipes!
 
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yowzas, that, unfortunately looks like a part out bike, or use the parts as the base of a one-off cafe racer. There's just way too much work involved to redo it as original
 
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