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    What the H is this?

    I have a potential project lined up but cant for the life of me figure out why someone would drill a hold in the frame!! To me its basically frame damage but also a reason to low ball. Any ideas?

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    #2
    Looks like a Rivnut. Both sides? Probably fairing mount. One side? Probably steering damper.

    Either way, looks like an ex-track bike.

    If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

    The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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      #3
      sometimes for a steering damper
      Brian - Richland, WA
      1991 Hawk GT
      1997 VFR

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        #4
        It does have that rivnut look. kinda indented a bit. I am waiting on a response from the owner to see if its on the other side too... guess its been sitting for a long time "10 years" was said, no key, extra tank, but has a title.

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          #5
          Hole? Try HOLES. The lower multiple small holes were likely for the steering damper bracket riveted to the frame. The rivnut was probably a fairing bracket. And right above that is ACTUAL frame damage.

          Bummer.
          "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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            #6
            ugh....yea your right... rivnut is only on one side. Really disappointing, not sure if im going to pursue now. if someone can molest a frame like that then who knows what else they would do. On the other hand, i could low ball and weld in those smaller holes. The plan was to eventually put a fairing on it so frame mods may be necessary any way.
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            Last edited by Peteroo; 01-21-2022, 09:39 AM.

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              #7
              "One side only..."

              Who knows what the fuck they were doing then.

              LOW ball.

              Probably has some other goodies on it that might make it worth it.
              "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                #8
                I see rearsets and likely a custom subframe.

                And those kinda look like the old Lockhart-Phillips clip-ons. (Or was it Targa?)
                "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                  #9
                  Gotta be a track bike. I don't see any controls on the handlebar.

                  There's also a choke pull visible just below the clipon clamp.

                  The sidestand is slightly bent: probably from being ratched-strapped too tightly in the truck.

                  It could be a grab bag of goodies. It could be a grab bag of rotten goodies.

                  If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                  The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                    #10
                    100% ex track / race bike. Good and bad.
                    "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                      #11
                      Ex race/track bike.

                      Wouldn't scare me one bit. I have the same rivnut in my race bike. There is plenty of frame there.

                      If it really bothers you weld it back shut, bring it flat, call it good.

                      Guys that have that are usually the guys who put the most stress on the frames. Go find your fastest hark racers, 9 out of 10 will have that hole..

                      To me, it's a beniifit. Easy to mount a damper.

                      I like ex race bikes,

                      First, they are maintained to a FAR higher standard than most street bikes.

                      Second, the usually come with nice parts and maybe even some motor work

                      Third, the combos are usually tested and proven good.

                      Fourth, I LOVE the history. Riding down the road and thinking of the bike coming around turn 12 and taking the checked, stoked rider in a crouch. Pulling it into the pits with a loving pat on the tank and then come high fives from the team, maybe hugs depends how it just did.

                      Love it. Ex race bikes are the best.. absolute treasures of the motorcycle world.
                      Last edited by 6; 01-21-2022, 10:42 AM.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        might throw out 500$ and see what happens. Not a huge fan of aftermarket tail piece and would need to buy all the bits to get it road worthy again. I do and dont like basket cases like this. bought a cb900f that worked out and had a tons of spares, a 79 harley with about 2G in go fast parts for 2500, but also a norton frame and restomod bits with all sorts of stupid machining(spacer pressed on front axle so you have to remove the fork to take wheel off...)
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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by Peteroo View Post
                          might throw out 500$ and see what happens. Not a huge fan of aftermarket tail piece and would need to buy all the bits to get it road worthy again. I do and dont like basket cases like this. bought a cb900f that worked out and had a tons of spares, a 79 harley with about 2G in go fast parts for 2500, but also a norton frame and restomod bits with all sorts of stupid machining(spacer pressed on front axle so you have to remove the fork to take wheel off...)
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                          $500 about covers the cost of the tank assuming it's good. That would be a pretty epic steal.

                          I can't place the tail without seeing the rear of it. Looks made for a hawk the way it hits the frame.. if you want to unload it. . . . . . I may be interested

                          That thing is very cool..

                          Does he know the history? Looks like a 90s track bike build to me.
                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                            #14
                            Big radiator?

                            nice rear sets. Looks like Tyga but no the wings...
                            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                              #15
                              Also looks like nice clip ons...
                              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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