The average cost for a used frame with clean title is running about $1600 right now with a clean title. You may also consider a salvage title frame but you are looking at some heavier registration costs and possibly some repair issues with the frame. The salvage title frame runs about $1000 as I currently am writing this article. The motor is one of the most affordable things out there and you will have tons of options when it comes to the motor be picky on this motor and be thrifty on the price because there is and always will be heavy inventory for this motor. The main reason is the motor is often switched out for the larger 750 for just the power increase of the larger motor. The motor is running complete at about $550-650 on the open market right now.
The best place to look for the parts is first and foremost craigslist. Coming in second place is EBay prices a little higher but more inventory. I always examine feedback closely when I look at sellers items for sale and feedback determines how much risk I am willing to take and people with less feedback get a lower offer from me every time. Most eBay sellers know that in order to build their feedback score they need to prove themselves and sell some parts cheap at first. This venue can get you some really good deals. Look at their feedback closely it is very easy to manipulate feedback and make it look like they have great feedback and it may all be some 1 cent penny auction stuff just to build their feedback. Make sure you look at the sellers items they have sold and also the items they have bought. If the seller does not have ten seller ratings be cautious and thrifty with these sellers.
When buying from craigslist make sure you get clear photos of what you need. One of the biggest complaints I hear from customers about buying used parts from craigslist is it was the wrong part or just would not fit. Make sure you examine the item closely before shelling out your hard earned money. Refunds from private sellers can be a headache and can take months sometimes if ever. Always use a good payment gateway such as PayPal, alertpay or google checkout. No money orders, no western union, no wire transfers or checks or anything like that. If the seller cannot accept PayPal there is a problem with them that you probably do not want to deal with anyway.
Good luck and ride fast, hard and careless on the track only. Use caution on the street your bike is beautiful slow down so everyone has a chance to see it. Be safe!
Lead Writer Carol Heath for
Good Info and writing an article this time for Sportbike parts