here's the story from day 1. the bike was on ebay as a parts bike due to theft recovery, he wanted 1500 so i asked if i could see it and he agreed i brought 500 with me and offered it to him he said 800 so i gave him a small deposit and came back next week and got it. henever stated whether it was salvaged but he said he had a title, i assumed it was salvaged. in the odometer section it said odo not actual. i thought that meant it was salvaged. i went to the liscence brach and asked for a document of reconstruction for a rebuilt title. my father in law is a cop so he was going to inspect it for me. so i read the requirements on the sheet and it said only needed if branded salvaged. my title no where says salvaged so i brought it up there and they said its clean. i will take a pic of it. but is still in that guys name. it is signed and written but no date because i was going to title and plate it when i got it road ready so i didnt waste a years plates on a bike i couldnt ride.
i brought it home and stripped it. i did not cut the wiring yet so its clean i cut off the subframe. the top legs of a stock subframe are just pipe welded on another pipe so there is no open holes you just cut off the legs and clean the area. the lower is part of the frame i cut them off and layed strip steel and slowly walked them in aand welded them with a wire welder. then body filled and sanded. you would not no there was a subframe excpet where the top leg used to be. its alittle rough but it just need a skim coat of body filler. i didnt do that yet cus welding a new subframe would just defeat the purpose. the gas tank doea a few dents under the paint. dany young chevrolet body shop filled them with professional filler and sanded and primed it. you would not know the tank was ever touched. i did cut off the center mounts to work with the tractor seat i had and the outer mount tabs are bent it so they would bolt on the tractor seat subframe. the subframe is since gone. the carbs are maybe stock jetting i dont know. it had the stock airbox with a k and n flat filter. also stock headers and midpipe with a d and d bolt on. so i dont know if the owner jetted it. the d and d is cut 6 inches and 6 inches of packing removed. it does still have the rest so its not hollow. i have k and n pods. they are one filter for 2 carbs. never used. it has a nice aluminum battery box tig welded by a off road shop. it sits under the tank above the shock. shock is stock. i bought the billet 3 hole lowering links from diamond powersports i think on 58cycle.com. i have on it right now the stock swing arm cut and extended 6 inches with some bracing on top. i have the gixxer 1000 swing arm off an 04. i never finished mounting it due to not having a 1000 rear wheel. the bandit wheel has a smaller axle so it flops in the adjuster holes. the swing arm is shaved 5 mm or so at the swing arm pivot. it is not finished. i need some spares made the fit it to the stock bandit pivot axle. i was not willing to chop the frame on the swing arm pivot just to try to make a swing arm fit. i wanted to make the swing arm fit the frame but my time was not available to make that happen. i had originally took my stock forks and had them shortened with a aluminum spacer inside. also new fluid( alittle heavier cus i weigh 250) and new seals. it has a good fender. i put my buddies inverts on it but i could not make my tripple trees fit his bike so i had to swap back. in the process my tripple tree steering stops were ground off the lower tripple so it doesnt have and but doesnt matter if youll be going inverted anyway. if not then it needs a new stock lower tripple the upper triple is perfect and has good not bent risers. also have 00 honda f4 clip ons. the engine i guess was layed over on a fine gravel road. it has dirt in the starter area and i took off the cover and saw more so i took off the oil pan and lower case. reoved the transmission and thoroughly cleaned it. the kill switch did its job and there are no dirt scratches in the cylinder. i used anerobic sealer on the case as their is no gasket there from the factory. all the covers has new oem gaskets and has a new starter cover. i havent started it and dont really want to cus i dont plan on working on it anymore. ive spent enough time and money on it already. i have absolute faith in my work but i can understand your hesiitation. i feel i could get a fair deal for the motor on ebay so no worries there. i will take a ton of pictures if you want tomarrow cus its late right now. i want to get 1000 for it. mainly cus i bought my sv above what i should have and i put no money down. so im going to sell it and bandit money is money im going to have to eat. let me know what you think.