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I recently had a crash on my 650. Damage was primarily to the left side plastics on the bottom and the front box. The windscreen, left mirror/turn signal and rear brake lever also broke. I still have the stock windscreen.

Anyway, insurance company said salvage value is @$800.

If anyone is interested in it, please let me know and I will keep it. I drove it home @15 miles afterwards and it drove fine, minus not having a rear brake lever. It has brand new tires (@600 miles on them) and 21k miles on the odometer.

I live just south of Lancaster, PA.

Message me if there is any interest. I need to decide what to do fairly soon.
 

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Willing to part out? or looking to sell the whole bike? I am looking for a muffler cover, since mine got scratched up in a drop. it is this part, which seems to be the same part number for mine (2005) based on Suzuki parts catalog.

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Oh if PA was closer.

Wonder if we took it apart if it would fit in my sisters Rouge on our trip home? We will leave Portland Maine and drive thru PA and turn south in Indiana going to St Louis MO.
 

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I would prefer to get it gone in one piece if possible.

Dave, I'll be going to my parents house near ellsworth in early August...have to go right past Portland lol.

I still don't know if I should just keep it and fix what's needed and take the hit on having a salvage title or just start over with a new bike...ugh.
 

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I would prefer to get it gone in one piece if possible.

Dave, I'll be going to my parents house near ellsworth in early August...have to go right past Portland lol.

I still don't know if I should just keep it and fix what's needed and take the hit on having a salvage title or just start over with a new bike...ugh.
OK. Thanks. I understand. Sorry for your misfortune. Let me know if you changes your mind. If I had somewhere to store it, I would pick it up just for spare parts. Best of luck in your sale.
 

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The costs of shipping used parts will crush hopes of rebuilding one.

But if you find a cheap 2003 650, all the tupperware bolts on to the 2008 subframes. You must use the 2008's subframe up front as the 2003 has two ECM's and are mounted differently. But put the whole 2008 engine and wiring on the Clean title 2003 and POOF.

Sister is not up with me hauling a bike home 2,500 miles. My wife is thinking its not a good idea too.

Me, if I could get it cheap enough, 4 rolls of Duct Tape and some foam, I'd just ride it home. Ain't Gonna Happen Captain.
 

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Well I've taken the plastic off the front end and mended quite a lot of it. Epoxy, superglue, gorilla tape, and maybe zip ties are all helpful in the right places lol.

I'm pretty sure I'll need the lower left side panel and probably the front box. I for sure need the rear brake lever and the light housing for the left mirror's turn signal. I was able to glue the mirror housing back together and it seems pretty solid. Super glue with flexible epoxy behind the cracked areas.

If I end up getting the 2 body pieces new, plus the other things it'll be @$600 with shipping so that's way lower than expected.

Hopefully I can find a spray paint that comes somewhere close to the stock gray just to make it look a little better where the road rash will still be.

So long story to say, for now, I'm keeping my scoot and piecing her back together again.
 

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Well I've taken the plastic off the front end and mended quite a lot of it. Epoxy, superglue, gorilla tape, and maybe zip ties are all helpful in the right places lol.

I'm pretty sure I'll need the lower left side panel and probably the front box. I for sure need the rear brake lever and the light housing for the left mirror's turn signal. I was able to glue the mirror housing back together and it seems pretty solid. Super glue with flexible epoxy behind the cracked areas.

If I end up getting the 2 body pieces new, plus the other things it'll be @$600 with shipping so that's way lower than expected.

Hopefully I can find a spray paint that comes somewhere close to the stock gray just to make it look a little better where the road rash will still be.

So long story to say, for now, I'm keeping my scoot and piecing her back together again.
As far as paint is concerned. I would suggest taking a painted panel to a professional automotive paint supply. The have a hand held color computer that reads your paint into a formula to mix for you. If you were trying to use a rattle can some paint stores are capable of putting in a rattle can ask if interested. You can also buy a Preval sprayer, found at most auto parts stores, it's basically a baby food jar with its own power compressed air supply with your regular rattle can spray nozzle, these can spray anything if not too viscus.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up getting a spray paint that matched almost perfectly. Only thing different really was the multicolored glitter flakes aren't in the spray, just silver. I've put 4k miles on the scoot since. The ride to work this morning was 27 degrees! Guess it's winter in PA now lol.
 

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Glad to hear you got it on the road again.
I always hear from some folks that those darn aftermarket parts just aren't up to snuff, so I hope the inferior metal flake/glitter doesn't slow you down too much.

Rubber to the road Stevooo.

Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up getting a spray paint that matched almost perfectly. Only thing different really was the multicolored glitter flakes aren't in the spray, just silver. I've put 4k miles on the scoot since. The ride to work this morning was 27 degrees! Guess it's winter in PA now lol.
 
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