AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Mateo,CA
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MoeMan I read this, and I thought about my situation!
Yes and no. If someone did everything right, then no, but in this business that is rarely the case.
For example, lets say you had a bike that had a midyear update. Lets say it didn't change frames/motors, but the bodywork and other bits got a mild update. I'll use the 04 to 05 CBR600RR as an example. The bike is basically the same, but the subframe is different, tail section, seats, passenger pegs, swingarm, finish on the wheels, forks/brakes, brake caliper colors, etc. The frame and motor are basically identical and you can build an 06 600RR on the frame of the 03 600RR if you want to. There is almost no legitimate reason in the world an 03/04 600RR would have every single update of the 05/06 model. Many bikes are like this and this is just one example. Also something to look for are the jammer nuts that are for the motor mounts through the frame They look sort of like a crown. For one reason or another most idiots don't have the right tools to remove these and they use a hammer and a screwdriver or punch. If they are banged up or missing then the motor has been removed/reinstalled by someone who did not have the proper tools. Generally a bad sign.
Here in Philly very few ride alone (mostly small crews) but even if they are alone and get run off the road, 20 other riders are just a phone call away. it wont be long before these idiots are over run by a Squid-Squad that'll leave those Tonka cars smoldering!!