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Old 05-14-2012, 09:29 PM
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Really???? After all the words of warning you've received here?

Remember you get what you pay for. There are plenty of good Stroms around for reasonable money.

It's your choice but personally, with this one, I'd keep my money in my pocket and walk away --- smartly!
What I meant is if there had been only cosmetic damage to make it a repairable write off & it was a great price then i would consider it.
The input from the members enabled me to work out what I would be getting to.
So its unlikely that i would buy that bike but look for something else.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:08 AM
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do your home work first.

In Vic ist is not as simple a fixing and getting registered.
you have to do a VIV (vehicle identity) check that costs something like $540 done by the mechanic that the registration authority sends you to.
has a lot to do with checking the source of parts used to repair
need receipts FROM A BUSINESS with a TFN ie no ebay receipts
a scrap book of photos before during repair, stat dec detailing how repairs were done

check what is requried to get the compliance plate replaced, this wont be
a 'no worries we will post it out and stick it on yourself' job.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:58 AM
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What I meant is if there had been only cosmetic damage to make it a repairable write off & it was a great price then i would consider it.
The input from the members enabled me to work out what I would be getting to.
So its unlikely that i would buy that bike but look for something else.
Good honest answer. Remember glitch_oz's friends wee was written off not long ago when it fell of the stand. Thats enough to bend factory bars.

I don't know what you have to do to get one back on the road in WA, but you don't need a roadworthy to buy or sell. And the owner doesn't have to tell you, they just tick a box on the transfer papers. It's good that you looked close enough at it to spot the plate, and have had time to research and consider the options.

When you do get one I hope you love it as much as the rest of us.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:40 AM
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I think it's the bike frame that is the thing.

Sure if on a test ride it seems funny then you obviously wouldn't buy it, but if it's only very slightly out it might not be noticeable until that (one)time you've gone too wide on a corner and you REALLY need it to track straight! My brother's 2 month old KLR650 was written-off after he was tail-ended at a stop sign. Very little obvious damage but the frame was assessed as being slightly out of alignment so was written-off.....my point is that he rode it home after the prang and even though he had been riding it most days for 2 months he didn't notice the frame damage with normal riding. Suggest you get the frame checked by someone who will certify that it is straight.

Oh and if it doesn't have a compliance plate then surely it is not legally registrable
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