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My First R6 Rescue!

Here are some pics from late '04-late '05. I got my '03 Liquid Silver R6 w/808 miles on it(yes that's inside a Japanese Restaurant I worked at). I got a hell of a deal on it, some kid looped it.









Later changing out the subframe:




New pipe:


Getting ready to ride to Deal's Gap at 11PM, I rode the Dragon at 2:15AM that morning on my way to the Motel:


First trip to Deal's Gap:










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Second trip to Deal's later that same year:




Getting her clean after my trip to Arizona (I had it in the pickup to get out there, I didn't ride):




So many, many more pics from it's service...I loved her...........enjoy!

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good to see a rescued bike that got used the way they should!

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good to see a rescued bike that got used the way they should!
The hardest lesson learned on that was to KEEP ALL RECEIPTS if you are going to be honest with the state on what was repaired/replaced. It took me over 3 months to get my rebuilt title back.....(I was riding the whole time with my old Project FZR build's tag)

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That bike went back together and looked great, nice job!

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I am doing the same with my ninja. It is good to see projects get completed. It never looked like it was wrecked. My bike wasn't dumped instead the mid pipe fell off and melted everything at the rear of the bike, including the wireharness, fuse box , tail light and plastics. It should be done in about another week or so.

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Ditto about the receipts. My 919 was a salvage fix too. I took lots of 'before' photos, printed all the transactions from buying parts on evilbay, and kept ALL the other receipts. All in all it wasn't a bad ordeal, especially considering NJ will put you through the wringer for just about anything, but thorough documentation was key. I have an r6 for trackdays - what a great bike! Nice job.

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That bike went back together and looked great, nice job!
She was fun to ride, but I unfortunately sold her to pay some bills and have money in hand to afford my move to Charleston, SC after college for a job........2 years later I moved back to TN and I'm going back to school for a second degree. I've owned quite a few bikes since that one, but I still long for her........oh well, I now appreciate naked bikes after my Monster 900Sie....I'm thinking of building one from the ground up one day. I wanted a fun/reliable bike for everyday use and I'm thinking the 919 will fill that desire quite nicely

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I am doing the same with my ninja. It is good to see projects get completed. It never looked like it was wrecked. My bike wasn't dumped instead the mid pipe fell off and melted everything at the rear of the bike, including the wireharness, fuse box , tail light and plastics. It should be done in about another week or so.
Be sure to post a TON of pics Good luck with the build.

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Ditto about the receipts. My 919 was a salvage fix too. I took lots of 'before' photos, printed all the transactions from buying parts on evilbay, and kept ALL the other receipts. All in all it wasn't a bad ordeal, especially considering NJ will put you through the wringer for just about anything, but thorough documentation was key. I have an r6 for trackdays - what a great bike! Nice job.
Thank you! My 919 is a salvage as well, don't worry though, I'll make a thread dedicated to it's rescue soon enough

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Great job on the R6. Looked brand new.

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Great job on the R6. Looked brand new.
Thanks! I obsessed about it being minty fresh........hahaha, but this was the first bike I truly logged some miles on, the 3 before it I may have logged 3-4k miles total on.....I sold this with 8k more miles then I bought it with

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