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I picked it up but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Fix it or part it out? All the bodywork and tank are gone and the left fork tube is bent. The frame looks good and motor and trans and final look good. Right valve cover is scraped but the crash bars did their job keeping most of the bike undamaged. The wheels are in great shape and not damaged. I will probably pull a rocker box off this week to see what kind of shape the flat tappers are in then drop the pan and have a look. The owner says it was running great when he hit the deer so I have my fingers crossed. My first thought if the flat tappers were not bad was to do the roller conversion and make a sportster out of it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Snippety doo dah. and make a sportster out of it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Well , my first suggestion might be that making a Sportster out of it is gonna be hard Dusty
The flat tappets will be trash, even if you can't detect any damage they're trash. They all fail. There is no point in doing anything with the rest of the bike if you don't rollerise the motor.IMHO a Stelvio isn't the best platform to use to build a 'Sportster'.Pete
I'd sell the fork lowers to folks who need them (and they do) and look for a better front end.I'm always skeptical of an engine coming out of a bike that had it as a stressed member of the frame. There's too much potential for hidden damage to suit me.
I don't know if I'm missing something that's there, or seeing something thing that isn't. But isn't it a bit rude to pick up the offer from heaven, then even think about SELLING ! the parts to the Guzzi community?, even if you only ask for what it "owes" you. In this case 3/5th's of 5/8th's of bugger all.
I was going to pick up the bike and see about making it road-worthy somehow - or sell off the parts. Similar to Groundhog's approach. But I have too many other projects right now. There's a fair amount of time and hassle involved in parting out a bike - not to mention parts storage.My intention was to keep track of what I spent and sold - then to share some of the proceeds with the donor and make a donation to this site.
Well then, I will give it to you. All you have to do is ship it over and take the time to part it out and give the parts away.
My intention was to keep track of what I spent and sold - then to share some of the proceeds with the donor and make a donation to this site.
That's what I'm talking about Scud. Any profit could go to the forum or a dinner for Luap and his Lady. That'd work for me...
"Free bike" is a lot like a "free puppy"; there is no such thing. The recipient is just assuming future cost(s)!!!!!
What , Rocker and I don't even rate a hot dog outta the deal ? Thanks a lot Peter Fellas , whatever Groundhog decides to do is really OK , maybe we need to put our egos away . Thanks . Dusty
Well there's the one response that I asked for. Sorry I tried to apply my standards to you Groundhog. My mistake! (and my apology).
Pulling a cambox ox no big deal. Just look at the vid I did of doing the left one on a Griso. Same deal on the Stelvio to get the left one off, right one is a bit more of an embuggerance.Pete
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