Ok, a little backstory. I was given a Hyosung GT250R a week or two ago, it doesn't run, it's been dropped, and it generally was not well taken care of. As of today, I'm waiting on a few parts to come in, and then add a battery, oil, and it _should_ fire right up. Here's the bike:
I've got the fairings as well, they are cracked and scratched, but held securely by a massive amount of zip ties. I'm new to motorcycles, and should be getting my license soon, right after a safety course. But I've got my MR2 for a daily so I don't need the bike. I was looking around at what you can do to these bikes and noticed this:
This is built off of a Hyosung GT250 "Naked", the difference being the abscence of fairings, and the cluster not being digital. I think the headlight too, but I'm not sure. Just because I'm a nice person, here are a few more pictures of the bike:
My thinking is to pull all the fairings, chop the ass end of the frame down, pull the bitch pegs, then get new headlights, taillights, and mirrors.
Something like this to keep the mess down, heatshrink all wiring, paint everything satin black. How hard would this be to do? I've done pretty much everything with cars, I'm handy with a pair of dikes and some electrical tape, I figure mounting it would be the hardest part.
Then the taillights, again, an all in one unit:
Obviously, what exact ones I use will be different, but something similar.
Then end mirrors for the bars:
As for the exhaust, I'm not entirely sure... But I figure that will come with time.
So oppo, think I should do it? What are my fairings worth? (mine are pretty messed up, I'm not thinking much...) I want to keep the front fender and chain guard on, for obvious reasons, and the plate should block anything from spraying onto me while riding (And I most likely won't ride in rain). depending on where I mount it. Being completely honest, I will have maybe $300 in this bike when I get it running. So I really don't have to be careful with it, I'm planning on it being dropped once (or twice), I want to ride it as much as possible (comfortably), to keep the miles down on my MR2 (and save gas monies), and just have fun. I've ridden a total of maybe an hour, probably less, but what I have ridden has been a total blast. Besides, I love to tinker, so there's that...
Thoughts? Criticism? Want to tell me I'm a self-absorbed asshole?