Post by beef on Jul 8, 2014 20:13:35 GMT
a few weeks back I won an e-bay auction for a gsx600f on a 1988 f plate.
it was a non runner and needed some work as stated in the add.
10 mins in the garage saw it running. rough but running.
will need the carbs cleaning. and it also needed a load of other bits looking at.
so far I have stripped both the front and rear brakes, calipers and master cylinder. rebuilt all with rebuild kits.
removed the rear disk to clean it up, and gave it a lick of paint aswell.
upon removing the rear wheel to get at the disk. I found about 20 years worth of shite built up around the rear shock absorber. the rear wheel hub and anywhere the shite got flung up off the rear wheel and chain.
so over last few days I have wrestled with the nuts and bolts to get all the suspension bits off, and tonight I have them all sat on the side ready for a trip through the parts washer.
only rear hic-ups so far have been a few of the nuts and bolts rounding off so they are not reusable, and one set of needle roller bearings in the rear dog bone, if that's what its called, falling apart.
will post pics later when photobucket stops being an arse.
the bike cost me £370 and the brake parts have cost £100,
so total running cost £470.
now the dilemma. I originally got the bike as a bike bit of a fix and sell job but now I think there will be no profit left in it.
so do I do it cheaply, clean and fix what needs to be done to mot it and sell it and get what I can for it,
or do it smart, repaint or polish or replace everything, a strip and restore kind of deal and go for top money,
or do keep it work on it and chop it using a hard up choppers frame.
what do people think??