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I need some help from any lister who can provide it. Some of you know about my deer/motorcycle crash last year. I have been trying to find parts for the repair of my 1996 CBR900rr ever since without much luck.

Apparently that model must have been prime choice for stunters of the day as there is very little left out there. So now I am looking to purchase a complete bike and just pick the parts off of it I need.

Ideally I would want the same year and color, but any 1996 or 1997 that is in mostly stock condition will do. I don't want any chrome frames or wheels, or polished stuff and no extended swingarm drag bikes etc. I am looking for mostly OEM equipment as that is what I need to replace what I have.

I am willing to pay a finders fee of up to $250 for your services for anyone who comes through with a bike I end up purchasing. So if any of you know of a bike for sale locally or a friend/enemy anything hit me up.

I am located near Youngstown, Ohio and obviously the closer the better, but at this time I am willing to do some traveling for the right bike. PM me with any offers and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Here is a picture of my bike before the crash; this color scheme is what I desire most as I already have about 40% of the bodywork, but right now I'll consider any stock colors (non- repaint jobs) Thanks.


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Wow, looking through NC Craigslists you do see some ...um...interesting CBRs.

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fleabay parts...

900rr 1997 1996, buy and sell Motorcycle Parts on eBay Motors

I'd also recommend calling Orville at Green's Motorcycle Salvage. He's not too far from me and has a TON of stuff.

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900rr 1997 1996, buy and sell Motorcycle Parts on eBay Motors

I'd also recommend calling Orville at Green's Motorcycle Salvage. He's not too far from me and has a TON of stuff.

Green's Motorcycle Salvage - One of the world's largest cycle salvage facility
(two 7 oh) eight seven 9 -8 nine 7 nine <---don't want the spiders pulling his number and calling him all the time.
If you want to take a road trip, ride down to Orville's sometime. They've got warehouses full of the stuff. Aisle upon aisle of parts that they honestly don't know they have, or what they have. It's pretty easy searching too. Most of the tanks are in one spot, fenders another, etc.

I'll post up something on the local board also.

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If you want to take a road trip, ride down to Orville's sometime. They've got warehouses full of the stuff. Aisle upon aisle of parts that they honestly don't know they have, or what they have. It's pretty easy searching too. Most of the tanks are in one spot, fenders another, etc.

I'll post up something on the local board also.
That's a fact. I bet that guy doesn't know about half the stuff in the barns. There's no way he can. All the plastics are upstairs. I think a friend of mine and I spent an hour wandering through his buildings. We didn't even see it all. Crazy amount of parts. It was sobering to walk the aisles and think about how many of the wrecked bikes were probably fatal accidents.

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What parts do you actually need? Steele's Cycle Salvage here in Colorado has 900rr parts, saw them just a few days ago. three-o-three 781-5 three three 9 is the number (encripted, lol). Good Luck!!





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Wow, looking through NC Craigslists you do see some ...um...interesting CBRs.

Closest I could find-
Honda Cbr 900rr
Hahaha... I like the oil/coolant slick right under the bike.

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96 cbr 900 rr

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Looks promising. Missing front and rear signals. I'll add that to my list. Thanks.

The one in Houston I already called about a week ago. The price would have been perfect for me in the stock form. If you look at all the pics the first one was with the bike stock. The then destroyed a perfectly good bike by installing frame sliders through the bodywork, lopping off the rear fender, adding a crappy exhaust and some half assed turn signals. I doubt they will ever get that kind of money now on a bastardized bike.

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fleabay parts...

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I'd also recommend calling Orville at Green's Motorcycle Salvage. He's not too far from me and has a TON of stuff.

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(two 7 oh) eight seven 9 -8 nine 7 nine <---don't want the spiders pulling his number and calling him all the time.
I'll give them a call.

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If you want to take a road trip, ride down to Orville's sometime. They've got warehouses full of the stuff. Aisle upon aisle of parts that they honestly don't know they have, or what they have. It's pretty easy searching too. Most of the tanks are in one spot, fenders another, etc.

I'll post up something on the local board also.
Thanks Jim. I may just do a road trip. Are they open on weekends?

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That 97 Red model looks like a candidate. I'll put that on the maybe list.

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What parts do you actually need? Steele's Cycle Salvage here in Colorado has 900rr parts, saw them just a few days ago. three-o-three 781-5 three three 9 is the number (encripted, lol). Good Luck!!
Basically all the bodywork, brackets, headlight, front fender and related parts. Front controls, levers, switches. Left footpegs, both, turnsignals....

The list is extensive, which is why a whole bike will cost me less money and I'll have all the other parts left over for spares!

At this point, unless I can get all the parts in one place a whole new bike is the way to go.

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Here is what I am dealing with. Look at the picture at the top of the page, that is the before.

These are the after;







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That 97 Red model looks like a candidate. I'll put that on the maybe list.
Let me know if you want me to go look at it for any reason. WOW is about 15 minutes from my house.

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Those guys are always too expensive! Let me know if you need some help with it. I'd be more than happy to take a look at it for you and help out in any way I can.

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Damn nice find. Unfortunately it is a 93 and in Canada, but if I was looking for a clean one that is definitely IT!

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Let me know if you want me to go look at it for any reason. WOW is about 15 minutes from my house.
Yes please! Looking mostly for signs of neglect in those hard to clean "hidden" places that most buyers don't look for. Fluid leaks. Check the condition of the forks and the braking system. Does the lever feel mushy or have good stiff feel to it? etc. Also hoping for no wiring butchery for aftermarket signals, lights, etc. Thanks.

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Those guys are always too expensive! Let me know if you need some help with it. I'd be more than happy to take a look at it for you and help out in any way I can.
Thanks for the offer. I would have flown down there in a second if they hadn't gone and messed up a perfectly good bike. Now if it was in the current condition and only $3500 +/- I would consider it. I can't believe they took an almost perfect stock bike that is 14 years old and gave it the racer wannabe treatment. *sigh*

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Have you checked on new part availability? I got tired of looking for a new fender for my 1996 F3 and ended up ordering a new one. It wasn't that bad on price and it saved me a lot of time and gas money searching for one.

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Have you checked on new part availability? I got tired of looking for a new fender for my 1996 F3 and ended up ordering a new one. It wasn't that bad on price and it saved me a lot of time and gas money searching for one.
Yep. The problem is in the details. If it was just bodywork I would have it on by now. I need everything from the front end. Just the headlight, radiator and fan alone are close to $1000. The brackets for the headlight, gauges, fuses plus all the relays were destroyed, both mirrors, levers etc. The little pieces add up to the biggest amount. The total replacement off all affected parts with new stuff as of last year was close to $6000 hence the ebay quest.

I have been looking weekly for these parts. What I have found is a bunch of junk for sale just barely in better shape than the parts I have after I bounced off a deer at 70mph. I'm not stuck on the bodywork color so any color bike will do. The bodywork I can get, it is the other stuff that adds up. Buying a whole bike makes the most sense right now for time and ease.

I just got back from Columbus looking at bike shops down there I had no luck.

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1997 CBR 900RR $3600 obo

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Thanks for the links Kristen and Jim. They are all candidates. I spent the better part of the night searching craigslist within an 800 mile radius. I found 2 examples of my exact bike that just listed today. One in Philly (6 hours!!! away) and one in Southwest Michigan! I emailed both for details and phone numbers. Hoping to have another cbr by the weekend. I'm still looking though. Craigslist guys are notoriously flaky. I have been waiting for over a week for a guy to provide me with just the bare minimum of details on the bike. He left a phone number but has not got back to me and I'm still waiting on an email reply from a couple days ago.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to help a guy out!

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I'm leaving early tomorrow morning to go pick up my new (to me) CBR900 in Philadelphia. I found 2 different ones for sale and this one looks like the nicest of the 2. By noon tomorrow I should be on my way back home with my parts bike.

Thanks for all the effort people. You have all been helpful.

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Great to hear. Same color scheme? How many miles on it?

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I know this isn't what you want but, it is the nicest crb 900 I have ever seen.

http://www.isell.com/calgary_ab-rs48...4/ad46892.html

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Great to hear. Same color scheme? How many miles on it?
Yes. I picked it up yesterday. 800 mile round trip with half of it in the rain of course. The bike has 22k miles which is far less than half of the miles mine has on it. I didn't have the heart to tell the guy selling it that his bike is going to be a donor bike for mine, he was so proud of it. His little boy even cried when we loaded the bike up to take home. Here is a pic of it crammed in my garage.



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Not my taste, but I applaud the amount of effort this must have taken.

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Yes. I picked it up yesterday. 800 mile round trip with half of it in the rain of course. The bike has 22k miles which is far less than half of the miles mine has on it. I didn't have the heart to tell the guy selling it that his bike is going to be a donor bike for mine, he was so proud of it. His little boy even cried when we loaded the bike up to take home. Here is a pic of it crammed in my garage.
So why part out his bike to fix yours? I'd ride the new one and have the deer wrecked bike for parts.

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So why part out his bike to fix yours? I'd ride the new one and have the deer wrecked bike for parts.
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Totally agree with that. Just swap out the wheels to get your nicely painted ones on there, then swap out any mods you want to keep.

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So why part out his bike to fix yours? I'd ride the new one and have the deer wrecked bike for parts.
the guy I got the bike from was the 4th owner. He was your typical boulevard riding squid. He owned the bike for 4 years and put on about 4000 miles. The true condition of the motor is unknown. I know my bike. I have owned it since new and done all the required maint. and then some. I have checked the valves and compression and leak down on my bike. I don't want to be half way to Alaska and have some sort of mechanical problem that is a surprise.

I know my bike can break just the same, but I would be bummed out 1 week into a month long trip if I was stuck with a problem that could cost days or more to repair.

I also have the knowledge of having ridden my bike through 45 states that this will be the last and final long trip for this bike. It is one of my goals.

I know what you mean however. Looking at a bike that looks ready to go vs. all the work I have to do, it is a hard choice. But I would have to completely tear down this new bike anyway to clean and inspect all the bearings, seals, hoses, wiring etc. So either way I am taking the bike apart.

If I just wanted a new bike to ride to Alaska a 1996 anything would be my last choice. I would have chosen something more suited for the trip, like a BMW GS or a KLR or even another sportbike that isn't 14 years old.

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Congrats on the find.

I'd make a donor out of it too. With all of the miles you put on yours you need to finish the job with it.

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Congrats on the find.

I'd make a donor out of it too. With all of the miles you put on yours you need to finish the job with it.

Good luck.
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It just wouldn't be the same hitting the rest of the states with another bike. Build that bitch back and finish the task you started.

When you take it to Alaska you're going to need another bike as a standby so we can ship you stuff that falls off.

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Congrats on the find.

I'd make a donor out of it too. With all of the miles you put on yours you need to finish the job with it.

Good luck.
I totally agree. I would do the last of the states on the same bike if possible.

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I totally agree. I would do the last of the states on the same bike if possible.
That is the plan. Hope to tear into both bikes this weekend.

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

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When you take it to Alaska you're going to need another bike as a standby so we can ship you stuff that falls off.
and this time i hope no forest critters stand in your way.......



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and this time i hope no forest critters stand in your way.......
Me too!!! The forest critters up that way are a lot bigger and some of them even eat motorcyclists.

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Me too!!! The forest critters up that way are a lot bigger and some of them even eat motorcyclists.
Hell with the creatures. The mosquitoes alone can destroy your bike.

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