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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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project bike. first project like thisso

i picked up this bike from ebay. stripped of fairings and all. looks like a good deal and a fun project and just wanted to see what you guys thought. please dont be too harsh because i already won it and i hate when people are like " i wouldnt have bought that dude" haha

1996 cbr f3

im gonna work on it while my license is suspended. I just need to find a way to meet and hang with some guys who know about fixing bikes or mechanics in case i get in a bind.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...6764264&rd=1,1
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i picked up this bike from ebay. stripped of fairings and all. looks like a good deal and a fun project and just wanted to see what you guys thought. please dont be too harsh because i already won it and i hate when people are like " i wouldnt have bought that dude" haha

1996 cbr f3

im gonna work on it while my license is suspended. I just need to find a way to meet and hang with some guys who know about fixing bikes or mechanics in case i get in a bind.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...6764264&rd=1,1
Not a bad price really, will be about $1200 in it once you get it shipped tho. Then I would check R1UpOn1 for the contact to get body work for it reasonable.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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How much did you pay because if thats the price you payed on your link then, I think it's a good deal even if its not running.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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i paid 600
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looks like a good deal to me. plus you're a good ways ahead if you wanted to make a streetfightered bike that is your own. CBRs are great bikes.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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does it looks mechanically good and clean and all? i know you really cant tell mechanics from pics.

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hmmm
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he said the only thing he did to it to correct the problem was clean the carbs. maybe a bad starter or something
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Could be a bunch of things. When you get it you'll be able to make a better educated guess. Definatly change the plugs and oil when you first get it. It may have a fouled out plug. Sitting for a long time gummed up carbs = flooded out and fouled out! Get the bodywork off ebay. You can get a racing set for like $300 and put your own headlights and tailights in it. Shipping on the bike will probably only cost 350-450 dollars. So I think you got a heck of a deal. it looks like it already has a steering damper, frame sliders, and maybe a full yoshi on it. If it's a full kit then you'll also have a jet kit. I bet that exhaust, damper, and sliders are worth more than $600.
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seems like a decent deal. i think you should check fluids, plugs, and carbs before you blame the starter.
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seems like a decent deal. i think you should check fluids, plugs, and carbs before you blame the starter.
Go the basics first.

Hunt around for race glass, Much cheaper and easier than trying to find good condition originals at a wreckers.

I'm not sure whether you're in this to
a. keep as your streetbike
b. keep as a second bike, or
c. Sell for profit.

If you're going B or C, make it a track bike! Get the motor going, some race glass and a bit of paint, and you've got a $3.5 - 5K bike.

Good buy!
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i was originally in it to sell but i dont want to now. i want to keep it for a race bike or street bike
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i paid for it today and the seller is getting a shipping quote. can any of you guys tell me what main parts are missing from the bike that i will need just from those pics? just to get it running again
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Go the basics first.

Hunt around for race glass, Much cheaper and easier than trying to find good condition originals at a wreckers.

I'm not sure whether you're in this to
a. keep as your streetbike
b. keep as a second bike, or
c. Sell for profit.

If you're going B or C, make it a track bike! Get the motor going, some race glass and a bit of paint, and you've got a $3.5 - 5K bike.

Good buy!


he said carbs were just rebuilt
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he said carbs were just rebuilt
I've seen carbs that were rebuilt by an owner and a friend. Usually a lot of beer was involved. You need a gas tank, seat, lights and gauges to start with. The carbs should be easy to work on if you have to, but it could be a bad fuel pump or filter. But I would check the ignition (coils, plugs, ignition timing) first. Is all the wiring there? Should be fun. Good luck.
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