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I picked up this 03 R1 about two weeks ago that has some frame damage and needs to be replaced. As I'm looking thru ebay for another frame (I can't afford OEM), these frames are goin for a $1000+, I find my old bike ('Zuki TL1000R) for like $2500! I almost wanna give up on the frame search, cuz thats not only a chunk of money, but time as well. I'd be doing the swap with help from a motorcycle-saavy neighbor. I've done minor work and repairs on my previous bikes.

My question to you guys is, where can I find a good frame at a great price? I'm in Dallas, and purchased this bike for the love of the ride, and the ease of 30 mile commute to work!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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97 CBR F3
01 GSXR 750
00 TL1000R
almost 03 R1!!!
 

· Booya
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If you do end up finding a frame on Ebay...MAKE SURE IT'S NOT STOLEN!!!
 

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I dont know if I can spend the time needed to fix, i might part this baby out. The tail fairing is the only piece of fairing that can still be used, so unless i pour about $3000 into this thing, it doesn't seem like its gonna happen. I'll wait a few more days to hear back from local dealers I have worked for in the past.

Has anyone here ever bought a salvaged bike just to use a semi-damaged frame? I'm just short on rebuild capital right now tryin to think! Any input is appreciated... 'cept for the scratched out VIN frames!!
 

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I dont know if I can spend the time needed to fix, i might part this baby out. The tail fairing is the only piece of fairing that can still be used, so unless i pour about $3000 into this thing, it doesn't seem like its gonna happen. I'll wait a few more days to hear back from local dealers I have worked for in the past.

Has anyone here ever bought a salvaged bike just to use a semi-damaged frame? I'm just short on rebuild capital right now tryin to think! Any input is appreciated... 'cept for the scratched out VIN frames!!
DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY THIS BUT I HAVE A USED BLANK FRAME FOR A 02-03 FOR CHEAP
$500 + $100 FOR SHIPPING = $600. LET ME KNOW IF YOUR INTERESTED AND I MIGHT BE ABLE TO LOWER THE PRICE TO.
LET ME KNOW MAYBE WE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT
 
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