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nickstyl
27-03-19, 02:37 PM
Hello everyone, Nick here.

So Ive decided to start looking for an 1100 kat and go to town on it.
I have one in mind selling for 4k, runs, no noise or smoke, however its definitely seen better days.

First question of many, engine rebuild, how far can I go and be reliable? I see 1068 seems common, however whats involved in say 1268?
I don't mind if oil chambers need doing, resleeving etc etc
This wont be a daily ride, basically a trophy to ride sporadically, I'll be looking at complete shock/forks etc so will be a major build.
Still want it to idle at a set of traffic lights though.

I'm based in NSW, so if anyone knows a reliable and knowledgeable mechanic that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Nick

Boogieman
27-03-19, 06:14 PM
Nick,
Is that the blue one for sale at the moment?

1170 is as big as you should go on standard barrels. Anything above that is a resleeve. Then I think in the 1300's you start to risk oil leaks as the sleeves can start to poke through the fins without an aftermarket barrel.
There's guys on here with 1360's, 14- something and even maybe a 1500cc.
Mine's 1260 and dialled for torque. Tons of grunt, still revs and idles perfectly.

Mine also has upgraded suspension which I'm in the process of upgrading again.

The sky is the limit.

peteGSX
28-03-19, 07:24 AM
Hey Nick, welcome! That one looks like a good relatively cheap starting point for a project (just going by the pic's anyway) and would definitely be a good place to start.

I've not gone anything other than stock with my project so can't comment too much there but without the personal experience I'd definitely do a +1 to Ben's comment above.

Not sure how well you know Kats, but heaps of stuff is still available brand new and the dealer we can highly recommend is Mick Hone down in Melbourne. You'll likely find the cost of postage on top of his prices still has a cheaper end result for the parts, but more importantly they know Kats and will give you great service.

Starting off with a nearly complete Kat is great way to go too, don't do what I did and start with a bare frame and start acquiring bits along the way.

Good luck!

nickstyl
28-03-19, 07:58 AM
Thanks for reply guys.
I really want to get motor right, Boogieman, what else did you do for 1260?, crank etc? Gearbox?
Knowing the whole process is always better, can this be done without having a workshop do everything?
First place I rang quoted around $5k for motor, gearbox etc. Im pretty cluey at mechanical work.
Ideally I'd like to go as big as possible without sacrificing rideability and having to strip motor every other year.

Nick Kakasiouris
28-03-19, 01:46 PM
Hello everyone, Nick here.

So Ive decided to start looking for an 1100 kat and go to town on it.
I have one in mind selling for 4k, runs, no noise or smoke, however its definitely seen better days.

First question of many, engine rebuild, how far can I go and be reliable? I see 1068 seems common, however whats involved in say 1268?
I don't mind if oil chambers need doing, resleeving etc etc
This wont be a daily ride, basically a trophy to ride sporadically, I'll be looking at complete shock/forks etc so will be a major build.
Still want it to idle at a set of traffic lights though.

I'm based in NSW, so if anyone knows a reliable and knowledgeable mechanic that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Nick

Hi Nick, I use Old Gold Motorcycles at Londonderry N.S.W. they are near Windsor N.S.W. Ring up and ask for Steve and they will advise you.
Nick

nickstyl
28-03-19, 02:11 PM
Thanks Nick,

Bike is mine, just payed deposit and rest will be payed when shop emails clear title papers which he has.
Woo hoo, let the fun begin.

GSX1100SXZ.JP
28-03-19, 02:31 PM
Congratulations! Buying a motorcycle is a thrill of pleasure! To wait for the first ride while being excited. Takahiro

peteGSX
28-03-19, 08:34 PM
Nice Nick!

As for DIY stuff, yep, the only things I couldn't do for myself so far are true the crankshaft, press second gear back on after replacing fifth, and then welding second also. I did the rest of the motor build myself, although I've got the loan of a head as mine is buggered and needs rebuilding which will be a next year job, and I'll likely pay the guy who did my crank to rebuild it also.

If you need to do things like re-sleeve and/or bore, unless you have the equipment you're going to have to go pro. Probably stating the obvious there but worth a mention.

Boogieman
28-03-19, 10:49 PM
Thanks for reply guys.
I really want to get motor right, Boogieman, what else did you do for 1260?, crank etc? Gearbox?
Knowing the whole process is always better, can this be done without having a workshop do everything?
First place I rang quoted around $5k for motor, gearbox etc. Im pretty cluey at mechanical work.
Ideally I'd like to go as big as possible without sacrificing rideability and having to strip motor every other year.

Nick,
I kept it simple and reliable which paid off.
I did the rebuild myself but I am a mechanic, however; there're enough guys on here that aren't mechanics and have built their own bikes with great success too.
Mine is 1260cc, APE slotted cam sprockets on standard cams dialled in for torque, welded 2nd gear, GSX750F 36mm CV carbs and Tingate exhaust.
A big engine will increase rideability. Big cams, head work and carbs will give you impressive dyno numbers but will sacrifice rideability. So if you have the means, go big CC and dial it in for torque.
As for frame, my suspension and brakes are a mix of ZX10, ZZR1100, R1, Hayabusa & GSXR600. This will soon become a mix of GSXR600/ 1100, SV1000 & Bandit (it kills me to have non-Suzuki parts on it).

nige501
29-03-19, 09:32 AM
Thats a nice and simple engine. Cant beat it for a daily ride.

Nige

GSX1100dreamn
29-03-19, 09:54 AM
Thats a nice and simple engine. Cant beat it for a daily ride.

Nige

+1 for 1260

nickstyl
29-03-19, 01:45 PM
Thanks again, bike is on its way.
Looks like 1260 is the way to go.

Can anyone direct me to front end swap procedure, was looking at busa USD forks, on complete with calipers on Ebay for about $800.
Is this the way to go? There seems to be a lot of different setups, ideally I'd like something with zero custom fabrication.

I'm also after a rear swingarm for fatter tyre.

Thanks in advance.

Boogieman
29-03-19, 08:54 PM
Thanks again, bike is on its way.
Looks like 1260 is the way to go.

Can anyone direct me to front end swap procedure, was looking at busa USD forks, on complete with calipers on Ebay for about $800.
Is this the way to go? There seems to be a lot of different setups, ideally I'd like something with zero custom fabrication.

I'm also after a rear swingarm for fatter tyre.

Thanks in advance.

All of the GSXR USD's from the 90's fit and are a good length.
You can use later stuff but it is shorter so you'll need extensions on the top of the leg to get the ride height back. This can be worth it as later stuff is generally lighter.
And I've not done it but you can get a 5.5" wheel in the stock swingarm.

nickstyl
29-03-19, 09:08 PM
Found this place doing some research regarding extensions.
https://www.extremecreations.com.au/fork-extensions-75mm

Boogieman
29-03-19, 09:16 PM
Found this place doing some research regarding extensions.
https://www.extremecreations.com.au/fork-extensions-75mm

That's the go. They've been around a while.
That way you get better brakes, better forks, lighter wheels etc.
you can get a 6" wheel in the standard arm but you need to make some other mods to get it to work.

nickstyl
29-03-19, 09:16 PM
All of the GSXR USD's from the 90's fit and are a good length.
You can use later stuff but it is shorter so you'll need extensions on the top of the leg to get the ride height back. This can be worth it as later stuff is generally lighter.
And I've not done it but you can get a 5.5" wheel in the stock swingarm.

do the upper and lower triple clamps etc fit straight in?

Boogieman
29-03-19, 09:23 PM
do the upper and lower triple clamps etc fit straight in?
You just have to get bearings that adapt the stem to the Katana bearing cups. That's the easy bit.
The issue will be if the lock stops work.
I have '93 1100 USD's. I went to fit them to an '87 Gix but the stops didn't work so I cut them off.
Then I didn't like the look so they are going on my Kat. They would have worked on the Kat, but as I've already cut them off, I will build them back up with weld and shape them.

You can make anything work if you give it some thought.

Boogieman
29-03-19, 09:26 PM
Click on this to get an idea of all of the options for running gear. There are some wicked builds.

https://www.google.com/search?q=modified+suzuki+katana&safe=off&rlz=1C9BKJA_enAU776AU776&hl=en-GB&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3k8yrkafhAhVWbysKHStvB60Q_AUoAXoECAsQA Q&biw=1024&bih=659

nickstyl
29-03-19, 09:47 PM
Click on this to get an idea of all of the options for running gear. There are some wicked builds.

https://www.google.com/search?q=modified+suzuki+katana&safe=off&rlz=1C9BKJA_enAU776AU776&hl=en-GB&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3k8yrkafhAhVWbysKHStvB60Q_AUoAXoECAsQA Q&biw=1024&bih=659

This is the style I'm after.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com %2Fuploads%2Fnews%2F83%2Ff6%2F720%2F2500505a2a0692 b83f6.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com%2Fn ews%2F1253620-custom-katana-1982.html&docid=2DccPeySdhdfjM&tbnid=n6dMgQ1VLuHxkM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg.. i&w=720&h=479&hl=en-GB&safe=off&bih=1079&biw=2144&q=modified%20suzuki%20katana&ved=0ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg&iact=mrc&uact=8

Boogieman
29-03-19, 09:52 PM
This is the style I'm after.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com %2Fuploads%2Fnews%2F83%2Ff6%2F720%2F2500505a2a0692 b83f6.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com%2Fn ews%2F1253620-custom-katana-1982.html&docid=2DccPeySdhdfjM&tbnid=n6dMgQ1VLuHxkM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg.. i&w=720&h=479&hl=en-GB&safe=off&bih=1079&biw=2144&q=modified%20suzuki%20katana&ved=0ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg&iact=mrc&uact=8

Hop onto Webike. They're a Japanese site that sells the carbon bits and pieces. They do a nice seat/ tail piece. Not sure of the brand but Unicorn rings a bell.

Boogieman
29-03-19, 10:09 PM
This is the style I'm after.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com %2Fuploads%2Fnews%2F83%2Ff6%2F720%2F2500505a2a0692 b83f6.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com%2Fn ews%2F1253620-custom-katana-1982.html&docid=2DccPeySdhdfjM&tbnid=n6dMgQ1VLuHxkM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg.. i&w=720&h=479&hl=en-GB&safe=off&bih=1079&biw=2144&q=modified%20suzuki%20katana&ved=0ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg&iact=mrc&uact=8

That will be pretty original in Aus I think.
Most of the Kats on here are reasonably conservative; except that tool that painted his frame fluro orange.

Scrapeit
29-03-19, 11:33 PM
This is the style I'm after.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com %2Fuploads%2Fnews%2F83%2Ff6%2F720%2F2500505a2a0692 b83f6.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmotoridersuniverse.com%2Fn ews%2F1253620-custom-katana-1982.html&docid=2DccPeySdhdfjM&tbnid=n6dMgQ1VLuHxkM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg.. i&w=720&h=479&hl=en-GB&safe=off&bih=1079&biw=2144&q=modified%20suzuki%20katana&ved=0ahUKEwiQmZKLlqfhAhVDfH0KHav3CPYQMwh7KCIwIg&iact=mrc&uact=8

A nice job but a few things stand out a bit to me.

Using a big block and only taking it out to 1260 is a waste, go 1500, no difference in setup, the 1260 sleeves in a stock barrel (Bens setup) still have to machine the top case to fit, also, there is the top end oiler fitted, no need for that unless you have blocked off the oil feed through the 4 outside head studs and if you use a stock barrel with 1260 sleeves and stock head studs, no need for top end oiler, I have a 1360 setup with stock barrel (81mm bore) and APE heavy duty head studs (they were cheaper than stock studs), I do not have a top end oiler, it all just works nicely, it also runs 10's at Willowbank.

peteGSX
30-03-19, 05:54 AM
Here's some details on that DB Customs Katana:

https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?249350-dB-Customs-Carbon-173hp-Katana&highlight=dbcustoms

Boogieman
30-03-19, 08:05 AM
A nice job but a few things stand out a bit to me.

Using a big block and only taking it out to 1260 is a waste, go 1500, no difference in setup, the 1260 sleeves in a stock barrel (Bens setup) still have to machine the top case to fit.

I second that. 1260 is a great size if you keep standard barrels. If you're coughing up for a big bore barrel, take it out to as big as possible. Remember I said a big engine is more rideable.
Someone on here with a 1500cc tells me that there's no need to go past 6k rpm for anything other than all out drag racing where he gets his 200+ hp.

Shin-Ken 1074
30-03-19, 02:52 PM
That will be pretty original in Aus I think.
Most of the Kats on here are reasonably conservative; except that tool that painted his frame fluro orange.

Hahahahahahahahahaha, that bloke was ahead of the pack, isn't Fluro Orange the new Black?

Cheers mate.

Boogieman
30-03-19, 05:58 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha, that bloke was ahead of the pack, isn't Fluro Orange the new Black?

Cheers mate.

That guy must have been drinking- he's going back to black.

Gammaboy
30-03-19, 07:33 PM
Here's some details on that DB Customs Katana:

https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?249350-dB-Customs-Carbon-173hp-Katana&highlight=dbcustoms

I call bullshit on their claims - or their sanity. All that and no oil cooler?

Scrapeit
30-03-19, 09:29 PM
At 171hp at engine -about 12% = approx 150hp at rear wheel

peteGSX
31-03-19, 06:56 AM
That guy must have been drinking- he's going back to black.

I'm going to miss that orange frame... :-(


I call bullshit on their claims - or their sanity. All that and no oil cooler?

Could be insane, I'm not sure it was built for every day riding...

GSX1100dreamn
31-03-19, 12:59 PM
speaking of 1260 motors I just came across this be it sold https://www.justbikes.com.au/motorcycles-for-sale/1980-suzuki-gsx1100-race-engine/JBW2835562 ummm tell him the price son geez.

Boogieman
31-03-19, 08:31 PM
So,
A couple of us have documented our full builds in the restorations section.
Make sure you start a thread and post your progress.
Good luck.

nickstyl
02-04-19, 07:44 PM
Looking at the following and wondering what all your thoughts are on this.
Total cost $1800.
I guess the main info needed is will they fit reasonably easily. going by research front end with extensions and bearings is ok?
Ideas on swingarm?
I like that modern banana look!:)

06 GSXR1000 complete front, including triples, clip ons, brake calipers, master cylinder and levers.
06 GSXR front and rear wheels, with discs.
07 GSXR swing arm

darkside
02-04-19, 08:05 PM
And it looks and handles like a GSXR :)

Shin-Ken 1074
02-04-19, 08:34 PM
You asked for thoughts about it..............

Hhhhmmmmmm, to mod a Kat to that extent is a lot of work to end up with a bike that isn't a Kat or a GSXR. Yes, the mods will give it some refinement and certainly tidy up the rough edges (really that should be sharp edges) that come with the Kat however, those rough edges and industrial grade components are what makes a Kat soo special, by having all the things you are planning to change. Sure, a Kat is big, heavy, long wheel base, can be slow to tip into corners compared to other bikes and of course that stump pulling engine torque curve puts a smile on the dial everytime. It's all of this and a few other Kat traits that makes the Kat the unique machine it is.

Two bikes would seem a better option. A Kat and a GSXR, best of both worlds and no Kats will have been harmed.

What you do is your call, it's your machine and if that is the bike you want to build don't be concerned with the opinions from other people. Build it and enjoy it.

Cheers.

nickstyl
02-04-19, 09:26 PM
My bad i guess, wasn't specific enough.
Was wanting opinions on the mods and suggestions to go about it, I love the Kats, an icon really.
2 bike option isnt far away, one restored to original specs, and this one.
Not concerned at all with aesthetic opinions of others, other than suggestions to tie it all in together, hence my post on parts above.

Boogieman
02-04-19, 11:18 PM
Looking at the following and wondering what all your thoughts are on this.
Total cost $1800.
I guess the main info needed is will they fit reasonably easily. going by research front end with extensions and bearings is ok?
Ideas on swingarm?
I like that modern banana look!:)

06 GSXR1000 complete front, including triples, clip ons, brake calipers, master cylinder and levers.
06 GSXR front and rear wheels, with discs.
07 GSXR swing arm

The only issue I can see with the modern banana swing arms is the fact that you have odd angles on the top surface where you need to mount the lower shock mounts.
Unless you go monoshock, but then you have to manufacture the top mount, move the battery etc.
I'd look at getting a blown engine rolling chassis to steal all the bits. It's wouldn't cost much more than $1800 and then you can sell off the left overs and most likely make most of your money back. Then you can size it all up.
Either way, it's hard to say what will work as that is a pretty extreme creation and unless you can devote full time effort, you'll be at it for a long time.

But stick to your plan and make the bike into what you like. You'll get the nay sayers but they're just opinions.

nickstyl
03-04-19, 08:10 AM
The only issue I can see with the modern banana swing arms is the fact that you have odd angles on the top surface where you need to mount the lower shock mounts.
Unless you go monoshock, but then you have to manufacture the top mount, move the battery etc.
I'd look at getting a blown engine rolling chassis to steal all the bits. It's wouldn't cost much more than $1800 and then you can sell off the left overs and most likely make most of your money back. Then you can size it all up.
Either way, it's hard to say what will work as that is a pretty extreme creation and unless you can devote full time effort, you'll be at it for a long time.

But stick to your plan and make the bike into what you like. You'll get the nay sayers but they're just opinions.

Thanks mate, I have been looking at various builds where a monoshock was installed. Just don't want to muck around too much with rake and trail etc.
Definitely want USD forks, swingarm is just to modernize it and 180 tyre.

Gammaboy
03-04-19, 09:08 AM
Go have a poke around on Oldskoolsuzuki.info to see what people have done with all sorts of swingarm and monoshock conversions on Kats, GS and GSXs. You have to sign up to see the member's projects area, but it's well worth it.

gtboy
03-04-19, 09:50 AM
It's your bike, but given the scarcity of good frames about these days, I'd be reluctant to convert to single shock.


There are many very, very good twin shock options these days, all the way up to Ohlins race-spec stuff - I doubt you'd be much able to tell the difference between a well set up twin shock frame compared to a single shock converted one...

Scrapeit
03-04-19, 10:08 AM
Also, you don't need to cut the frame to be able to use a 180 tyre, Drillits 180 tyre on a carbon rim in an uncut frame and stock swingarm with Ohlins works very well, along with the GSXR front end with 6 pots and a carbon rim... the "frankenKat"

nickstyl
03-04-19, 02:00 PM
I dont mind the twin shock look. So no mods needed to original swing arm?

Scrapeit
03-04-19, 04:08 PM
No.

Drillit will explain betterer than me though.

nickstyl
03-04-19, 04:25 PM
Hey fellas, another quick question.
I want to register bike in NSW before starting on it, I'm sure carbs need tuning in.
Haven't done that in over 30 years, looking at purchasing a synchronizing kit from ebay.
Do they all work the same? Any experience with particular brands etc?

Shin-Ken 1074
03-04-19, 04:27 PM
My bad i guess, wasn't specific enough.
Was wanting opinions on the mods and suggestions to go about it, I love the Kats, an icon really.
2 bike option isnt far away, one restored to original specs, and this one.
Not concerned at all with aesthetic opinions of others, other than suggestions to tie it all in together, hence my post on parts above.

All good, no drama. Two (or more) Kats in the shed is a wonderful situation to be in and having a stock(ish) Kat and a custom Kat makes for a happy life. Looking forward to seeing your Kat project unfold.

Cheers.

patrick
03-04-19, 07:05 PM
I got a late model swing arm when I brought my bike , the X owner had a idea of using this and I've had it hanging around since , if you want to use it feel free to ask , by cutting off the mono brackets it could have mounts for twin shocks instead,cheers Pat.69316932

nickstyl
03-04-19, 08:34 PM
I got a late model swing arm when I brought my bike , the X owner had a idea of using this and I've had it hanging around since , if you want to use it feel free to ask , by cutting off the mono brackets it could have mounts for twin shocks instead,cheers Pat.69316932

Thats an incredible offer Patrick! Thank you!
What bike is it from?

ThomasJ
04-04-19, 11:05 AM
Hey fellas, another quick question.
I want to register bike in NSW before starting on it, I'm sure carbs need tuning in.
Haven't done that in over 30 years, looking at purchasing a synchronizing kit from ebay.
Do they all work the same? Any experience with particular brands etc?

This is what I have and am quite happy with it:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Morgan-Carbtune-Pro-Dellorto-Weber-Mikuni-Kehin-carburetor-balancer-bank-of-4/222999793657?hash=item33ebd2cff9:g:bcAAAOSwEaBZ5yu s&frcectupt=true

patrick
04-04-19, 12:53 PM
Thats an incredible offer Patrick! Thank you!
What bike is it from?
I'd say it's off one of those 2OOO model Suzuki's ,that was a thing in the naughties to customize the older bikes with.

peteGSX
04-04-19, 07:51 PM
This is what I have and am quite happy with it:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Morgan-Carbtune-Pro-Dellorto-Weber-Mikuni-Kehin-carburetor-balancer-bank-of-4/222999793657?hash=item33ebd2cff9:g:bcAAAOSwEaBZ5yu s&frcectupt=true

+1 on the Morgan Carbtune, they're great!

patrick
04-04-19, 09:05 PM
+1 on the Morgan Carbtune, they're great!
ye Tom , if it's alright with you be good to drop buy some time to check my carbs ,Pat.

ThomasJ
05-04-19, 10:47 AM
ye Tom , if it's alright with you be good to drop buy some time to check my carbs ,Pat.

you are always welcome to Pat.

Gammaboy
05-04-19, 03:49 PM
Thats an incredible offer Patrick! Thank you!
What bike is it from?

Looks like an GSX1100 EFE swingarm. Mid 80s.

nickstyl
05-04-19, 08:17 PM
This is what I have and am quite happy with it:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Morgan-Carbtune-Pro-Dellorto-Weber-Mikuni-Kehin-carburetor-balancer-bank-of-4/222999793657?hash=item33ebd2cff9:g:bcAAAOSwEaBZ5yu s&frcectupt=true
Ordered, thanks.

Boogieman
05-04-19, 08:43 PM
Nick,
I'm PM'ing you.

nickstyl
07-04-19, 05:09 PM
Not sure if any of you can help with this, theres a repairable write of I'm looking at.
$4500, can use wheels, disks, Brembo calipers and ohlins front and back.

One of the forks has a small ding in lower tube, not an accute angle bend, just a small ding. Is this a major issue to fix?
I'll get on the phone tomorrow to suspension places but if anyone has had experience with this please advise.

Thanks in advance

Thanks in advance.

nige501
07-04-19, 07:54 PM
Have you seen the write off in person?
I would say you may have to replace the chrome tube that is dinged.
Seals can be slightly forgiving but not on noticeable dings.
And if it has been hit from the side to the front end there is also a possibility that fork outer could be now ovalled shaped?
Forks are pretty strong these days but they can be stuffed by the slightest hit? If that makes sense?
I would personally want info on the type of accident and have a real good look over the bike.
Have you looked on Ebay and such for individual parts for an idea on prices.
4.5K might be good but it may blow out to 5 or more grand if the wheel has a warp and replace chrome tube.

Nige

nickstyl
07-04-19, 11:22 PM
Have you seen the write off in person?
I would say you may have to replace the chrome tube that is dinged.
Seals can be slightly forgiving but not on noticeable dings.
And if it has been hit from the side to the front end there is also a possibility that fork outer could be now ovalled shaped?
Forks are pretty strong these days but they can be stuffed by the slightest hit? If that makes sense?
I would personally want info on the type of accident and have a real good look over the bike.
Have you looked on Ebay and such for individual parts for an idea on prices.
4.5K might be good but it may blow out to 5 or more grand if the wheel has a warp and replace chrome tube.

Nige

Thanks Nige,

I have looked at individual parts, would be at least 2k more.
Been told all is ok regarding parts needed.