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AaronEustace
August 27th, 2004, 02:07 PM
Here's the pics from the crash. It's worse than I thought. The 4th pic shows a broken subframe mounting tab on the main frame. Anyone know a decent salvage yard? :(
http://img32.exs.cx/img32/6817/wreck_front.jpg

http://img32.exs.cx/img32/1128/wreck_rear.jpg

http://img32.exs.cx/img32/6794/wreck_tank.jpg

http://img32.exs.cx/img32/4524/wreck_frame.jpg

Brian Montgomery
August 27th, 2004, 02:12 PM
All looks repairable to me. Keep it, put race plastic on it and keep the bike on the track. The subframe bolt hole is repairable too. lil welding here and there.

AaronEustace
August 27th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Wasn't sure cast aluminum could be welded...anyone you recommend?

Brian Montgomery
August 27th, 2004, 02:19 PM
Well, Craig Caulk Racing Heads in Pasadena welded my motor block on the water pump and chain tranny area. But This guy at Lone Star Metalwerx is good too. Subframe mounting is always breaking on bikes in crashes. Almost all the GSXRs will bust there if the bike flips. So it is a common place to be repaired.
Randy Porter @
Lone Star Metalwerx
1730 Elmview B-6
Houston, Tx 77080
713-465-6552

[ August 27, 2004, 15:20: Message edited by: Brian Montgomery ]

-=sean)=-
August 27th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Holy cow! How much do you weigh? Your preload on the forks is all the way out!? :eek Speaking of which, how are he forks and front end other than the right clip-on sitting an inch lower than the left?

Schreck
August 27th, 2004, 02:55 PM
Yeah, it looks very repairable....Strip it down and get on Ebay asap....Bet you can find alot of Superhawk parts avia..on-line...I'd rebuild it. :D

Oskar_Z28
August 27th, 2004, 02:58 PM
Man, that tank is wrinkled nicely.

Randy is a good guy. He welded some broken pieces for me too while I waited. He's place is couple streets away from where I live too, so it makes it convenient for me.

Get it fixed slowly, there are always good deals on parts, just not all at the same time.

AaronEustace
August 27th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by -=sean)=-:
Holy cow! How much do you weigh? Hey now! LOL. The forks were just completely Racetech'd (comp/reb Gold Valves) with .95 springs (stock was .58), preload spacer and 10wt. I weigh 205 and didn't need much addtional pre-load. The forks, triples and Penske shock appear fine. I'll know more when I pull them off and check for straightness. I'm pretty sure I won't fix it. Just trying to decide how to get rid of it (parts vs. whole). Perfect 2000 VTR's are only going for about $3.5 to 4k; the numbers just don't pan out.

-=sean)=-
August 27th, 2004, 04:25 PM
Oh, parts, definitely part it out. People on e-bay will buy the crappiest of crap, just think what good parts will go for. ;)

VFRacer-R
August 27th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Fix it and sell it as a track whore. You could definately get that thing track worthy for track days and maybe even a racer looking to run HW Twins as a novice... ??

Perfect project for a track dog!