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  1. rubba-chikin

    rubba-chikin New Member

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    Well after a few years out I spent last weekend helping a mate start the resurection process of a binned R1 he bought as a project.

    I enjoyed it so much I decided to get my own. Had a look on ebay and went to see a crashed Daytona 600 and came home with it :bigthumb:

    Got a bit of work to do but it only cost me $3500 (over here they go for 8-9k with low k's) and this one has 111**k's on it as far as I can see, the LCD is busted and I can only see the top half of the numbers. The check to confirm it was a repairable writeoff was listed as 14000kms however that was guesstimated from the last service.

    Starts on the first crank and sounds great!

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    Appears to essentially be cosmetic damage, needs a new -
    nosecone
    right upper fairing
    cockpit subframe mount
    mirrors
    indicators
    screen
    instrument cluster (plan on getting a Koso RX-1N to replace it instead of OEM)

    Thinking about streetfightering it until I can get the replacement parts, pretty happy with it overall though :)
     
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    werd

    but if you do this you'll end up keeping it that way......at least i would :rofl:

    congrats.
     
  3. rubba-chikin

    rubba-chikin New Member

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    If I eventually sell it, would be best to get the bike back to looking stock with all the plastics as it would fetch more $$.

    I do have a soft spot for fighters and I reckon the daytona would make a pretty neat looking one, def the cheaper and easier option to get it back on the road ASAP too :)
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Nice one! Fighter it.. for sure.. :bowdown:

    I'd love to fighter one of them..
     
  5. rubba-chikin

    rubba-chikin New Member

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    Bought me one of these for the short term. I wanted twin cup lights but they cost too much for a temp solution :(

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    Lookin at getting one of these babies to replace the smashed instrument cluster.

    Just need a set of cheapy aftermarket indicators and mirrors and I'm set :big grin:
     
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    squid braap

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    D600 parts should be on ebay.

    I had one of those for two years. Absolutely loved that bike! I still regret selling it. It was just the perfect mix of aggressive vs. usability. Plus it was different, you NEVER saw them, it handled great, was easy to manage, reliable to a tee, and had a cool little engine note that I've never heard anywhere.

    I miss that bike :(

    Check daytona600.org for info
     
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    good deal. id go street fighter
     
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    Fan of the gauge, not a fan of that headlight.
     
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    rubba-chikin New Member

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    I really wanted a set of Dominator twin headlights.
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    Too expensive as a temp solution though :( Was gonna end up costing ~$300. Bear in mind I can't use anything from the US because I need lights approved for use on the left side of the road.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    Can you get Buell headlights? I think they're around $120 for the new ones here (or $60 for the old US-only ones), dunno what they'll cost you there...
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    I've got that light kit on my GS500, got it from MCAS for $240ish.. worth giving them a call. :)
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    they're angled so they can light up your side of the road and not blind the other side
     
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    With that set of dual around lights, couldn't you just flip them?
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    no. there's a cutoff that's angled, so it shines light on the bottom right basically. flipping them wouldn't help.

    you can get the Buell lights for left side drive btw.
     
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    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    yeah, i want a triumph :hs:

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    so ugly-hot
     
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    rubba-chikin New Member

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    Correcto, otherwise I would've bought a set of dominator like headlights inc indicators off US ebay for $215

    Had some fun today :)

    Replaced the front brake master cylinder (original one was lightly rashed and slightly bent)
    Changed the brake fluid and bled the front and rear brakes
    Changed the oil and oil filter
    Took the bike for its (illegal) maiden voyage via the backstreets to the nearest petrol station and filled the tyres up

    Let it rip up my street and after only owning a carbied 250 previously... :bowdown: about describes it.
    I think I'm going to shit bricks when my mates R1 is done and I take that for a spin.


    Anyone got any suggestions for cheap mirrors?
     
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    Triumphs are nice. :o
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    The lesson i've learnt re:mirrors.. don't get the ones with an expanding metal bracket that goes in the bar-end, get the ones with the rubber grommit :hs:

    Losing your mirror on the first day = not cool (yes it was done up properly etc, just badly designed)..

    Now waiting for proper billet bar-end mirrors from Ebay.
     
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    rubba-chikin New Member

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    I figured out a cheap easy solution. Most of the naked bikes have the mirror mount on the rear U part of the lever clamp. (well the sv650 certainly does)

    Just get 2 of those to replace my current clamp halves and get some slimline screw in mirrors. Too easy!
     
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    In the US one of those stick-on mirrors (the kind that are convex and supposed to sit ontop of another mirror to increase range of visibility) stuck to the handlebars will pass. At least it worked for my friend in Oregon.
     
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    Well my headlight finally arrived today from the UK... the assnugget failed to put the universal mounting kit in the box which it was supposed to come with...

    Its pretty cheap plastic but it actually looks better than I thought it would on the bike.

    Its not perfectly straight atm cause I just zipped it onto the forks for now.

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    The outer lights which I thought may have been parkers or high beams are actually indicators... however I don't beleive they'd be legal here and I'd still need to get some stalk ones to attach somewhere.

    Can't really complain too much for $100... apart from having to wait on the mounting kit :mad:
     

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