Here's my latest toy, a 2008 Buell 1125R. It has a little over 2,400 miles and I picked it up off of craigslist last week for the raw price of $2500 with the sole intention of flipping it.

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The guy had some electrical problems that he couldn't tackle, so I decided to take a chance on it. We put a new battery in and it fired right up. I got it home, but the next morning it wouldn't start. Sometimes the bike would try to turn over but just couldn't, and other times when I hit the ignition the bike would make a loud click near the tail of the bike and completely shut down all electronics. Weird.

So I tore down the bike one Friday afternoon and figured it had to be the voltage regulator since I had just bought a brand new battery, but it wasn't firing up.

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No wonder the POS doesn't fire up! It has an Italian electronic part in it!

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The next morning I got back outside and after some thinking I decided just to check the fuses and then the starter relay since the click was coming from back there. I had to plug in the VR that I had removed the night before and then proceed. I pulled the cover off and checked all the fuses- no luck. Next I pulled the cover off the relay box and wiggled all the relays then tried my luck firing it up- it works! I've mended a thing!

Next up, trying to see if I could re-attach the mirror that the PO had broken off. Luckily he kept it around, so I proceeded to boil the mirror and take a knife to remove the glass, and a Phillips screwdriver to remove the rest. After some work removing the putty I got to the wires that had been snapped, and unfortunately discovered that the wires attached to the bike had taken some of the LED circuit board with them

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I'll unfortunately have to pony over $100 for a new mirror, but then I hope to sell it to someone for over 2x what I paid for it. I already have a standing offer of $4000 for it, but I'm hoping to get at least $5500