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post #1 of 9 Old 12-12-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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It's Alive It's Alive!!!!!

It's Alive, It's Alive, Frankencycle is Alive!!!!!
As some may remember, I purchased this 2009 Wee with 19K on it from Mercenary after he hit something in the road and broke the oil line boss of the engine. My first thought was to strip the bike of want I wanted and part out the rest. however a fellow Stromtrooper member (I don't remember who, but want to thank them) sent me a link to a 2009 engine 7K miles for sale in Oregon. So after bickering on the price, I purchased the engine. I was in no hurry so after about 4 weekends of work and a lot of pictures Frankencycle was born. You'll notice in the pic that Frank still doesn't have a skid plate, but one is on order one engine swap is enough
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 AM
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Thas a very nice bike, its great tha. He would ride again!!!

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-13-2012, 10:12 AM
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Passing odd thought, even legal ?

If something like a rock kicking up snapped off a part,
is that, would that, be considered like accident damage
under a collision insurance policy ?

I mean like a legal dirt road
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-13-2012, 10:24 AM
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Some folks don't carry much Insurance so that a dead motor would not be covered.
I swapped out the 800cc engine in my sidecar rig for a 1000cc. The frame # didn't change. Probably less of a problem than it may seem.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-13-2012, 06:49 PM
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See Blacklab for Frankenstrom, lol. Grats on the Frankenride.
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-13-2012, 06:58 PM
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Engine swaps are a Southern tradition. Looks factory new.

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Congrats on reviving it! Believe me, I've been there (see my link below)
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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That's one of the best toys for the big boys.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-30-2012, 10:22 PM
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That's one of the best toys for the big boys.
If it was for the "big boys" it would have two pipes...

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