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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I Need Your Opinion Guys

Ok, I Hope Everyone Is Doing Awesome, A While Ago I Posted About The 2003 Gsxr750 With Side Fairings That Were Not Fitting. So It Turns Out The Frame Was Bent, The F'ing Guy Sold To Me Like That And Never Told Me, Anyway, So Now, I Have 2 Options, One Is Taking To Ct To The Frame Straightening Place, They Work With Comp And Stuff, They Are Extremely Precise But They Charge $800.
Or I Found This Other Guy In Va, He Charges $450 If I Send Just The Frame, So I Decided To Take The Frame Off And Send, But I Had A Problem With This Freaking Engine Mount Thrust Adjuster Crap, While I Was Getting The Engine Off The Frame. You Need A Special Tool For That Which The Dealer Asks About $100. And Then I Didnt Come To That Point Yet But I Think I Will Need Another Special Tool For Taking Off The Triple Tree. Also I Am Not Very Sure If I Can Put The Bike Back Together When I Get The Frame Back, Lol
So, My Question Is For Those Who Really Know Their Crap :-)
For Ct, They Dont Need Only Frame, I Can Take The Bike But They Charge $800, So What Do You Guys Think I Shoould Do? Also Anyone Knows Any Other Place That Straights The Frames?
Also Any Guy Has That Wrench? Engine Mount Thrust Adjuster.
Part Number 09940-14990 Thanks :-)))))
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:13 PM
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OK.. first off... please type normally.

Second, the reason in the $350 difference is the time they have to wrench. I have completely taken apart about 4 bikes. Its alot of work. Further, it don't sound like you have all the ness tools. So it might be worth just taking it in.

However, have you considered buying a used straight and clean frame?




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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Ok, I Hope Everyone Is Doing Awesome, A While Ago I Posted About The 2003 Gsxr750 With Side Fairings That Were Not Fitting. So It Turns Out The Frame Was Bent, The F'ing Guy Sold To Me Like That And Never Told Me, Anyway, So Now, I Have 2 Options, One Is Taking To Ct To The Frame Straightening Place, They Work With Comp And Stuff, They Are Extremely Precise But They Charge $800.
Or I Found This Other Guy In Va, He Charges $450 If I Send Just The Frame, So I Decided To Take The Frame Off And Send, But I Had A Problem With This Freaking Engine Mount Thrust Adjuster Crap, While I Was Getting The Engine Off The Frame. You Need A Special Tool For That Which The Dealer Asks About $100. And Then I Didnt Come To That Point Yet But I Think I Will Need Another Special Tool For Taking Off The Triple Tree. Also I Am Not Very Sure If I Can Put The Bike Back Together When I Get The Frame Back, Lol
So, My Question Is For Those Who Really Know Their Crap :-)
For Ct, They Dont Need Only Frame, I Can Take The Bike But They Charge $800, So What Do You Guys Think I Shoould Do? Also Anyone Knows Any Other Place That Straights The Frames?
Also Any Guy Has That Wrench? Engine Mount Thrust Adjuster.
Part Number 09940-14990 Thanks :-)))))
well first... damn dude... you capitalized every word... just looks weird to me


second... I'd go to the guy that is the most precise... your frame is the what makes the motorcycle... if your going to be doing any sort of speed with this bike... in other words anything besides stunting it... you'll want that frame to be strong and true. it's the back bone... and... adding all that time and extra tools you have to buy... the other guy isn't much cheeper... I'd pay the extra for peace of mind!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about your frame, that's a real PITA. But I agree with GM, for $800 you can get a straight and clean used frame. If you decide to get it repaired anyway I'd take it to the guys in CT and pony up the extra cash. Good luck either way!



Oh and you need to type normal, that sh*t you typed drives me crazy.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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All of this is just my humble opinion: I have no experience with straightened frames, ect. What I DO know is that A. Gixxers have already had issues with cracking frames without accidents (steering head area).

B. Aluminum DOES NOT LIKE TO BE "WORKED"; meaning, cast alloys have the greatest strength "as cast". Aluminum tends to work harden with flexing. Re-bending a bent aluminum frame will almost always lead to stress cracking somewhere down the line.

C. A cracked frame is not something I care to ride on.

Sorry you got taken for a ride. Sounds like the seller did you. If it were me, I'd cut my losses and part that bad boy out.That is what you asked about on the original thread. This bike sounds like a "money pit". He lied to you about the overall condition; god only knows what you're gonna find out once you get it back together after dumping another grand or so into it. If it was smacked enough to bend the frame, it was smacked HARD.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.

If it were me, i'd be on the phone to the seller looking for my money back, but you don't have much grounds for legal recourse at this point.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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thank you all for your answers, i am sorry about the capitals but i didnt do it, it came out like that after i posted for some reason.
i really did not think i could find a 2003 gsxr750 clean title, straight frame for $800. if you think so please tell me where i can get one. these guys in ct are so good that even some people take their brand new bikes there to see if the frame is 100 % straight. and no its not cuz of wrenching gasman, cuz they never take the engine off at all, it stays in, cuz engine is itself a part of strenght system in gsxr's . thank you all, i think your opinions helped a lot, i think i am gonna go with the ct guys,they guarantee 100% straightening and no weakining in the frame at all. they heat it up, i talked to 2 guys had their work done, both very happy with the result, everyone ride safe, thank you :-)
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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I would take it to Computrack with the bike together. To me, the steering stem, forks, and wheels should be on the bike to get precise measurements. I don't know how much they can move an aluminum frame, but those guys are experts.
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