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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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simple question for everyone

i bought a 2003 gsxr750 without the side fairings, the guy told me they were stolen in the parking lot, then i bought the side fairings and i was trying to put them on, i am sure that i got the right fairings but i cant put it on.! all the holes match but the rear hole has 1 inch difference. anyway, there is something screwy but i dont know what, now my question is if i part this bike out, would i lose money or i could more or less get the money i gave.
its a clean title, 5000 miles gsxr750, please let me know what happens if i part it out, thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 07:09 PM
 
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i bought a 2003 gsxr750 without the side fairings, the guy told me they were stolen in the parking lot, then i bought the side fairings and i was trying to put them on, i am sure that i got the right fairings but i cant put it on.! all the holes match but the rear hole has 1 inch difference. anyway, there is something screwy but i dont know what, now my question is if i part this bike out, would i lose money or i could more or less get the money i gave.
its a clean title, 5000 miles gsxr750, please let me know what happens if i part it out, thanks

well it might help if you told us what you paid for it...

also it would depend on where you are... I'm from New England and it's about to snow here so if you buy in the spring you pay more if you sell in winter you lose your shirt...

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 11:03 PM
 
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I'm pretty old school, but I would make those panels fit. Like epoxy on a nut to the frame to drive a screw into or something. I wouldn't weld a nut on. If it's a clean title, it probably wasn't crashed. But I just don't believe the stolen fairings story. Right now you have 95 percent of a bike that runs. If you part it out, you will wind up with 40 percent of a bike that doesn't run. And you'll be dollars poorer.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 01:17 AM
 
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I'm pretty old school, but I would make those panels fit. Like epoxy on a nut to the frame to drive a screw into or something. I wouldn't weld a nut on. If it's a clean title, it probably wasn't crashed. But I just don't believe the stolen fairings story. Right now you have 95 percent of a bike that runs. If you part it out, you will wind up with 40 percent of a bike that doesn't run. And you'll be dollars poorer.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 04:09 AM
 
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I'll buy it as is. I'll make the fairing fit.



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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 08:11 AM
 
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Where did you get the fairings from? Did you make sure that they are for the same year bike as yours.....
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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I'm pretty old school, but I would make those panels fit. Like epoxy on a nut to the frame to drive a screw into or something. I wouldn't weld a nut on. If it's a clean title, it probably wasn't crashed. But I just don't believe the stolen fairings story. Right now you have 95 percent of a bike that runs. If you part it out, you will wind up with 40 percent of a bike that doesn't run. And you'll be dollars poorer.
it sounds to me like its POSSIBLE that the previous owner laid the bike down, and the fairings took most of the damage, while everything else was unharmed, or fixed. who seriously just steals the plastics off a bike?

myself, I dont care, I'll MAKE the stuff fit, one way or another. doesnt matter to me, I'll find some way to make things work.

could you post a picture of the parts you're trying to put on that arent going together? you could simply be overlooking something simple, possibly a mounting point that is missing or the like.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 08:01 PM
 
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If you had purchased the correct fairings for your bike...they would fit...sounds like someone shipped you the wrong fairings...or you missed the year of the bike
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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If you had purchased the correct fairings for your bike...they would fit...sounds like someone shipped you the wrong fairings...or you missed the year of the bike
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If you had purchased the correct fairings for your bike...they would fit...sounds like someone shipped you the wrong fairings...or you missed the year of the bike
There it is.



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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 08:48 AM
 
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I'm pretty old school, but I would make those panels fit. Like epoxy on a nut to the frame to drive a screw into or something. I wouldn't weld a nut on. If it's a clean title, it probably wasn't crashed. But I just don't believe the stolen fairings story. Right now you have 95 percent of a bike that runs. If you part it out, you will wind up with 40 percent of a bike that doesn't run. And you'll be dollars poorer.
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