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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on part or whole

Any body think it would be better to just sell the bike as is or try and part it out any if selling would 1500 hundred be reasonable!!! Here the bike nowAny suggestions on part or whole-imageuploadedbymo-free1354559122.289561.jpg


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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I saw your other threads on the accident, a damn shame. Keep us posted on the lever, for the cause of the brake lock. I've read on some other bike forums that a dragging brake will build up heat and then lock the caliper by itself as well.

As far as parting the bike, it's really not that bad. It's a shame about the harness, I don't know who you got the bike from but they fucked up the routing of the wires, they should have gone inside the frame at all times so this doesn't happen. You've got a couple options, part the bike and hope you get most of the money quickly (good luck, I ended up rebuilding mine after selling a bunch of parts because the big stuff never sold), or spending the downtime you're going to have anyway from the broken hand fixing it yourself.

No offense, but some of your posts leave me not even wanting to suggest it, but you could get some wire and a wiring kit from walmart and piece your harness back together. It would be a lot of work, and any little screw up could burn something up like sensors. Your best bet is to pickup a used harness or just get a new one (they're reasonable) and install that, then start accumulating all the other parts you need from the classifieds.

Heres the biggest reason I'd say to keep it, not only are you learning everything about your bike, but whose to say if you get another one with good fairings you won't go down again soon?
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Very true some of the best advice yet thanks friend! You inspired me to go work on it now lol


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Do you think it would be a better idea to try and rewire the wired inside the frame


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Better idea then replacing it? It's debatable, do you have a service manual for your bike yet? In the appendix it shows the cable and wiring routing and position for everything throughout the bike.

If you fix this yourself, the benefits are that you are going to know your electrical system very well, along with the rest of the bike. If you read the manual and look online, you'll pretty much instantly know what's wrong with it next time something happens. However, to do a good job of fixing that harness, you'll need to spend some serious time on it, and there's still the possibility of it having a problem or two shortly down the line.

If you just buy a new harness, it's basically plug and play, almost all of the connectors only fit the exact connector they need to. You'll be out a decent chunk of money that you could have spent on upgrades or tires or whatever, but, next time something breaks, you can pretty much know that the harness is fine, and just move on to sensors and other things moving down the list of possible issues.

Personally, I'd probably repair it myself, then again, after this Saturday I'm going to have 5 weeks of literally nothing to do.

edit: heres a link for your manual in case you dont have one already, http://www.mediafire.com/?wg8oapaw01b8tax

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I would replace the harness with a good used one. Can find them on ebay for decent price. I got one for my 07 for about a 100 bucks.
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I have a service Manuel but if I did buy another ecu and just plug and play everything together reroute it behind the frame so it won't happen again


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I would buy it for $1500 as is!

Save yourself the time and money if you do decide to keep it, buy a used harness, maybe $60.. will be cheaper and save time vs buying heat shrink, the soder and any concern you may not have wired something right... electrical work can be very tedious & time consuming.

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I have a service Manuel but if I did buy another ecu and just plug and play everything together reroute it behind the frame so it won't happen again


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