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I bought a salvage 03 GSXR 600 a while back that had been in a front end collission. It was laying around my shop (a damage estimate that nobody ever picked up). My boss put a lein on it and I bought it for 1K. The forks were bent and it needed a new radiator. I did a 750 fork swap, replaced the radiator and took it for a test ride. The bike runs perfect, and everything seemed to be fine. It also needed fairings so I went on Ebay, bought an 03 750 and another fairing off an unkown GSXR (looked like a 600 fairing paint scheme). I painted them and tried to mount them on the bike and WTF. Take a look:
http://community.webshots.com/album/351588886nWvLYY
Do I have the wrong fairings or a more serious problem. If the frame was bent that bad, I could understand the fairings not mounting up in front but in back? What's going on here?
 

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Damm thats pretty serious. The front head looks pushed in was the gas tank hard to push in? For the rear it looks like the chain is too tight. But I would take some measurements to see how far its bent in.

Grab a tape measure measure the center axle hole to the swing arms pivot bolt and compare with another 01-03 600.

For the rear try snapping a pic of the swingarm, maybe the chain is cut to small?

GMD is the best chassis straightner their not the cheapest, there are a few cheaper. But they usually charge around 100-150 bucks just to take measurements. Neck pulling would run about 6-1200 bucks to fix depending on who you take it to.
 

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I just had a frame repaired by GMD and it looked just like yours initially. The headstock was pushed back almost 60mm
All in all it cost $816.30 for the repair and shipping back to me. It cost about $160 to ship to them so in total about $976 for the whole job. It rides like a champ now. GMD is highly recommended.
 

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damm, buy a new frame..
I agree no sense in putting a grand to fix a salvaged title bike. Buying a used frame and swapping it out would be the best thing to do.

A lot of you guys know I am ghetto lol... If I were to ever ball up my front end like that. I would grab 2 tow straps and a fence puller
in between two trees. I would heat the head of the frame and pull it slowly tell I get to the right length.......I told you I was ghetto
 

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OH CRAP!!!! lol, that sucks for you but it's pretty funny b/c i had the same exact problem a couple of months ago....luckily the guy gave me my money back....sorry to hear that though dude
 

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How easy do these frames tuck?

My racebike has about 1/2 the clearance between that lower V and the front tire as my streetbike. When i removed the stock fairings there was actually marks from the tire rubbing the lower plastic v on complete compression. Seems like my bike needs another 1/4 to be same as the other (though it rides and seems to race fine.)

Wonder how i could yank it out just a tad, only a little itty bitty bit is needed ya know.
 

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I'm taking it to a reputable frame guy in my area for $350.00. I removed everthing for him so he's going to cut me a deal.
 

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I'm taking it to a reputable frame guy in my area for $350.00. I removed everthing for him so he's going to cut me a deal.
Let us now when you get it sorted out and post his info
 

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Here was my bike a month ago:
http://www.gixxer.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1505289&an=0&page=15#1505289

The front wheel was bent backwards 1.5 inches. Had the local GMD fix it recently. It ran me $150 to have the frame measured (had to take off the plastics and fairing stay) and $700 to get it aligned. It would've only cost $500, but the guy said because of the way the headstock was bent, it was more work to fix it. Overall, he did an excellent job w/ the bike and was the cheapest I found anywhere.
 

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I was told to leave the forks and front wheel on so it can be moved around the shop where it's going to be easily.
 
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