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Old 11-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Time for a fixer upper

So my beautiful Bonnie is a bit banged up, but nowhere near as bad as I was told.
First step a workbench to put it on. I can't bend over right now without head spins, so a quick call to a mate sorted that out. I did most of the sitting down and pointing, and he did most of the work.
We knocked this from bits in the shed.
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'06 865 Carby Black Bonnie: Smashed gauge pod and tach, dented Madaz pipes. road adjusted Burleigh Bars, totally destroyed hand controls and rear brake system, bent footpeg bracket, dented tank, ripped seat, and torn cables.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And here she is back home up on the bench.
I'm so lucky a mate got there first and whisked it away on his trailer.
The towy was pissed, and I saved $800
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks rideable, whats broken?

Banged up is cool it shows you're riding the thing
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's not that bad actually. I've done some stocktaking, and have come up with the following.

Footpeg brackets bent inwards, these are cast, so it will be replacement OEM or CNC ones
Rear brake lever and master cylinder bent and seized.
Handlebars odd shaped, and all hand controls destroyed.
Instrument pod and Tacho mangled
Control cables torn/crushed.
Front and back brakes not working
Rear tail light assembly smashed.
All the oil is totally gone, this is a complete mystery to me as to where it went.

The rest of the stuff is cosmetic, Dents & scratches. Tank, Exhaust, ripped seat.

The footpegs and brake lever kept the sides off the road, but it looks like the whole bike scraped down the road totally upside down. not a scratch on the engine, frame or exhaust headers.

I have vague recollections of it spinning through the air down the road after me, and it landed right beside me when we came to a stop.

I have 5 more weeks till I can ride, so I may as well fill in my spare time.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If it was upside down, check your airbox for the missing oil. It shouldn't be too tough to get the bike back together and I'm glad you're at least functional: sounds like it could have been much worse.
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