To part out or sell as whole - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Daytona Deliberations For owners and riders of Daytona 900, 955, 1000 & 1200

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Member
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Aprilia RSV mille R
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 38
Other Motorcycle: 1998 Ducati 900ss cr
Extra Motorcycle: 1998 Triumph Daytona 955
To part out or sell as whole

ok, Im seeing if its worth keeping this as a whole bike or parting it out. I bought this '98 t595 a month ago. P/O stated it needed a new ECM and come to find out that wasn't the problem it was the sprag, I got it to run for 5 min now the sprag is fried and needs a new one. I have a total of $1000 into this bike. I would like to at least just break even. I know this needs to go into the for-sale section but depending which route I go will determine parts or bike. I have pictures of it. The fairings have a little rash but still look great everything else beside just the side are great condition.
anthonymeyer_9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Aprilia RSV mille R
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 38
Other Motorcycle: 1998 Ducati 900ss cr
Extra Motorcycle: 1998 Triumph Daytona 955
Or to fix the issue and sell as a running bike. I have the mechanical capability.
anthonymeyer_9 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 PM
Super Moderator
Site Supporter
Nova
Main Motorcycle: Custom 955 Speed-Tona
 
DEcosse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 17,874
Garage
Probably cheaper to put another engine in than fix it to be honest

If your intent is to sell it you'll have to decide what you can realize for sale of complete bike in your market area and whether that makes sense with your total investment for original cost plus the repair costs.
At $1000 you will likely make more $$$ breaking it - hate to see a bike die however.

Make sure this does not turn into a sale thread - if anyone asks for parts here it will be deleted.
DEcosse is online now  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
 
bradtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 3,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonymeyer_9 View Post
Or to fix the issue and sell as a running bike. I have the mechanical capability.
The most troublesome item on the Gen1 D955i engine is repairing a broken sprag clutch. The clutch itself isn't a problem moreso than on any other motorcycle.

To repair; it requires dropping the engine and splitting the cases, R&R the clutch, new gaskets, reassembly and reinstallation. Not terribly difficult, but time consuming from what I've researched.

If mine fails I am going the 1050 replacement route, which will require a wrecked donor bike. I'll then repair the old engine...for one helluva gocart?

To the point of your question, you'll realize more by parting out in the for sale forum.

Brad
bradtx is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 12:59 AM
Senior Member
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Scrambler
 
J Free's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: walden, ny, us and a
Posts: 133
Other Motorcycle: 2007 Benelli TnT Sport
Extra Motorcycle: 1984 Yamaha RZ350
probably agree with parting it out.
J Free is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adjusting 1050 Valve Clearances – Part 1 - Preparation to Part 5 Notes champ87 Maintenance Tips and Tricks for your Sprint 55 06-13-2015 06:29 PM
Part Out or Sell ? Prairie Rat Speed Triple Forum 2 09-02-2009 06:58 PM
Sell or part out? 2002 Daytona Pinballer Daytona Deliberations 7 09-25-2008 09:51 AM
05+ S3 owners with a fly screen. will you sell me this part? jayb Speed Triple Forum 0 05-24-2007 12:02 PM
Sell or Part Out '95 D-1200? daytona_1200 Daytona Deliberations 14 06-11-2006 03:20 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome