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Old 09-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #41
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Haven't looked too much into the totaled title laws here in Oregon, but I imagine they can't be that bad. My friend had his Honda sports tourer totaled because of a small scratch on the frame after a guy knocked it over in the parking lot, so it doesn't take much. He was looking to get rid of it, but if it's that easy to total it, I'd hope it's just as easy to register a totaled bike.

Either way, those 650r's go for sub $3000 a couple times a week on the local CL. Just wish it was easier to get a $3000 loan.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:43 AM   #42
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Anybody know if you can put full coverage on a salvage/rebuild bike? Because I know I've heard you cant but not certain. Just wondering because I'm pretty sure you have to have full coverage on a bike that you financed/borrowed for.

Also, what exactly is the stabilizer for? I understand the concept and what it does/how it works but I've never had a situation were I'd benefit from it. Does it just keep you from going into a speed wobble if you set down a wheelie cawkeyed?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #43
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Honestly not sure on full coverage for a salvaged bike. I've also heard it is hard to do. I've never had a bike with a note and therefore never had full coverage as the cost is exorbitant compared to replacement value. Usually a year's premiums is equivalent to 60% of a bike's value, so you could instead put that money aside and end up ahead as long as you only total a bike every other year...and that's assuming there's no parts you can sell off the wrecked bike.

Steering dampers are a must-have on many of the high-powered bikes, although some chassis are more susceptible to wobbles than others. The Bandit 1200 would lift and set down the front wheel all day without any drama, but the CBR 900&929 were absolute beasts that would bite you any day of the week. This was a completely modded bandit with a similar power level, but the bike was heavier and had more relaxed steering geometry. Repli-racers in general have very aggresive steering angles and light weights that play a lot into the equation.

The damper isn't just for keeping a set down calm, but also comes into play powering out of corners (especially on track), and even heavy straight-line acceleration. Tank slappers are no fun at all.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #44
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Ditto everything above and I'll add some. My adventure did not involve a wheelie. I was shifting from the top of second into third (clutchless) and apparently I was putting a little to much force into the throttle. The front never came up but was very light. When I shifted, I either hit a pavement change or the front tire became unloaded and slightly cocked from excessive throttle input. The rest I would rather not experience ever again.

If you have the extra coin, look into a Scott's damper. When I put one on my R1, they were more popular for dirt bikes. I figured if they worked for them, they should work great on the street. It worked fantastic! If I ever get another street bike, that damper would be on my short list.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:39 AM   #45
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Ya I'll look into it, my roomate ha a Scott damper sitting on his desk at the moment, might look into haggling for it lol. Gotta find a mount though
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I'm almost positive that your bike has a spot on the frame to put one of the old style shocks on. They come in handy I would suggest getting one. You won't know you need it until you tank slap that first time...not fun.
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Actually ya we just realized that a few days ago. We didn't know what the hell it was until I saw somebody talking about a frame mounted stabilizer on gixxer.com
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