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Post Crash Resurrection of my Cat
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The bike owed me nothing.  It had paid for itself twice over in the time that I had it because I bought it to save me gas money on my daily commute.  It saved me around $2,000 per year and I only paid $2,500 for it.
So, I wasn't mad at all.  We both were sad, of course.  But I saw the damage as being light and repairable, for me.
A couple of years went by as I struggled with eye problems and other projects.  
Finally, in 2019, we started in on the restoration.  It only had 123,000 miles on it, so why not?  What was there to lose?  Wink
Thanks to the awesome YZF600R community, I was able to round up the parts that I needed at "friend" prices during the 2018 Annual Gap Meet.  I then waited until it the 2019 Gap Meet was only weeks away to start on it.  LOL.
Doug tore the bike down and cleaned it, while rebuilt the new-to-me forks with my Sonic Springs and new seals.


   

Sadly, I couldn't salvage the stickers.  Sad
   

The stem was bent, as well.  Had to order a good used one on eBay.
   

I used an exhaust extension for a seal driver.
   
   
   
   
   

New Road 5 tire
   

   
Member: 100,000+ Mile Club (2003 YZF600RR)
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Current squeeze is a 2003 FJR1300R
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Post Crash Resurrection of my Cat - by Reserector - 10-13-2023, 01:01 PM
RE: Post Crash Resurrection of my Cat - by Reserector - 10-13-2023, 03:12 PM
Post Crash Resurrection of my Cat - by Reserector - 10-13-2023, 06:37 PM

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