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I'm also rebuilding a Copart salvage R3. I got pretty lucky tho. Most of the damage on mine was cosmetic, and as soon as I recharged the battery and repaired the left clip-on and rearset, I got the thing to fire right up. The rest is fixing the bodywork and some other minor odds and ends, plus some track prep. Hopefully your project will come together quickly!
I highly recommend ProCaliber.com for any OEM replacement parts if you want new stuff. The prices are really good compared to other sources. Usually better than eBay. Check the classifieds on this forum often too. Used parts turn up all the time and everybody I've dealt with has been really easy to work with and very helpful. Check out the site vendors for race parts and other mods! Good luck!
Fortunately, the parts for these bikes are not that expensive, at least not compared to something like an R1. Bodywork is cheap, and theres a big used parts market as well. Seriously, check some of this sites vendors or ProCaliber, or RonAyers before you get anything off eBay. A lot of the sellers on there are asking more than you can get brand-new OEM parts for elsewhere.
I got lucky on mine. Winning bid was $700. By the time it was loaded and off the Copart lot I think it was right at about $1000. I only had to drive about three hours tho. You are definitely dedicated to the cause!
No key and significant visible damage (even if it's just cosmetic) are good deterrents, but yeah, seems like a lot of international buyers out there. But hey, you can't win if you don't play! Glad you finally got one!
I picked up a right side clip-on assembly off a basically new bike that included the switch assembly and harness for about $50 the other day. Got the left side assembly for $35. You can also get new lock assemblies. I paid $80 for "new" ignition, tank, and seat locks. Only pain in the butt was drilling out the security bolts for the ignition lock. But the deals are out there!
I had been looking on Copart for months for an R3 ever since a friend of mine bought one for $850 (not counting fees, just bid) that had just cosmetic damage. But every time I bid on one, there was always someone from freakin Guatemala, Mexico, or China that would up the price to the point that it wasn't worth it anymore so I'd let them win. I finally won this one which I'm guessing is because most people were skeptical about the "no key" thing. What I didn't anticipate was the lack of battery, and butchered wiring job on the right-hand side switches with the busted starter button :/
I drove 1275 miles yesterday over the course of 26 hours to get it! This **** better be worth it!
It's almost never going to be worth it. There is a reason that they call it totaled, the value to repair is more than its worth.
You'll be in major upside down when and if you finish this project, so good luck!
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