I now have three of these that run. I've been told there's something wrong with me. Whatever.
I say they should hang out on WT for a while to see where the REAL crazies are!
I bought this off ebay just to keep as a parts bike. It looked like this:
It turned out to have a clean title and a good turbo, started right up with a good battery. But the
bodywork was trashed. Fairing was broken in too many places and they're impossible to find or outrageously price when you do. I'd been watching some of the guys on 750turbo.com fit newer suspension, mentioned it to a friend who agreed to give a helping hand, then found this on ebay from a 2004 zx636:
Bought the swingarm & wheels too & wound up with this after two days labor:
Eventually I took the tank off to see about having the dent pulled/filled & when I did, I found
that the frame tubes had been bent in a wreck & not quite straightened. Bummer. Explains all the fairing damage though. Forks must've been replaced already because they were fine.
Some guy had a frame & was only a few hours from me. Might as well have it powder coated, right? He was also selling his 810 motor. Ah what the hell.
HPU stage 2 turbo, Dyna 2000 ingnition, turboXS blowoff valve, ceramic coated header & turbo exhaust housing, billet gauge pod w/636 digital gauge, autometer boost & a/f ratio gauges, Duc Monster headlight, fairing, & turn signals, handmade kevlar fuel cel.
I picked it up from the machinist's today, shown still with the steel tank. Bodywork goes to painter next week. Gauge pod & brackets will get either anodised or powder coated. Hopefully, stainless 2 inch exhaust will be done soon. You don't see a keyswitch because it's getting keyless ignition.
It's all the little stuff that takes the most time - little brackets for everything, including the speed sensor on the front sprocket nut for the speedo & a new way to mount the airbox cover since we cut out the back of the airbox for the offset sprocket. That's just the tip of the iceburg.
I still have a bit of wiring to do but at least it's home again so I can plan around it. I'll weigh it when it's done but I'm hoping I've shed quite a bit off the bike's original 550lbs. You'd be amazed at how much the original wheels alone weighed. What a porker!
(btw, I'm not showing off the kids - they're just real stubborn!)