Today was the day we collected the 2005 SP2 from the bike delivery depot, about an hour's drive from my home!
My buddy came by last night and slept in our lounge so we'd be able to make an early start of it, but being the beginning of the weekend we had stayed up late chatting till 2am & only managed to get outside around 10am
First off we took the back seats out of my trusty people carrier, laid breeze blocks on the floor and put a plywood sheet down so the bike could be carried inside.
On arrival to the depot we paid the transport fee and 5 minutes later the bike was wheeled to us. We were like 2 excited kids seeing a cool new Xmas toy...
Tango San had been great and sold other bits he hadn't included in the auction sale to us for dirt cheap & even fitted them. So we got the complete tail harness with ECU, CDi, Coils, relays, rear brake assembly and upper cowl frame (It's straight) as well as a complete lock set for negligible money.
He'd also put all the original bolts in place where he could too and even given us the side panels and V cowl for the front for free. The right side's got a couple of cracks, but we'll repair those no problem. (Left panel needs replacement). Couldn't help smiling...
We stood around it carefully checking the damage and could see the left fork's bent. The right looks OK. It appears the left clip-on and steering stop took some of the impact as the bike hit the armco (after highsiding Tango San off it!). The seat frame's completely broken too. He'd explained to me over the phone that the rear had also hit the armco barrier.
There's some scratching inside the swing arm where the chain had rubbed against it, but no damage at all to the frame and the swing arm looked good too. These hadn't been the wheels the bike was using at the time of the accident, so they're OK too.
Bonus we could see was that the forks have been reworked, so maybe the internals are OK and we can keep the improvements by switching components with a standard Sp2 left fork??
My buddy soon knew this was the bike for him. We loaded it in, secured it with straps and headed back.
Euro RC51 SP2: HRC WSB Ti Hi-Level, T1 Airbox & Snorkel, PCIII, Dymag CA5 Carbon Wheels, Ti64 Spindles (F, R & Swing Arm), Mori Link, Maxton GP7 Shock & Ohlins 832 Forks, Brembo GP Calipers & SBK narrow track (F), Braketech Disc (R), Brembo billet Underslung x 2 Brembo RCS, Tyga Triple, 7075 Stem, Probolt Titanium all over, Babyface rearsets, MR Complete Carbon Lineup, Custom Undertail & CBR 1000 LED, Watsen LED Indicators, Harris Brace, Giles clip-ons, Corbin seat, etc. 2013 BOTY.