A few thoughts, although I don't know U.S. models as well as E.U. so others will be able to give better advice.
Tail and number board don't have original finish.
Endurance style tank - who made it, what is the material and does it leak (Especially when the tank is full to the brim)? Limits what airboxes you can use if considering such an upgrade in future.
SP-2 decal isn't original. Looks odd. Are body panels original or Chinese?
What is the V-cowl's condition like and is there one? Also black plastic panel under the headlight?
Cracks on the top fairing?
Dan Kyle sticker usually indicates rear shock or linkage upgrade. Shock is original now, is the link an upgrade, or original?
Looks like some rattle can paint on the front fender and the side panels will have large holes cut in them, so they fit over the crash bungs. General chips on swing arm, wheels, etc.
What modifications are on it? Does it have a Power Commander for those Leo Vince Exhausts?
Corrosion on fittings, exhaust, etc? Leaks in forks?
It's been down at some point, hence the not so original bodywork, I suspect. What marks are left from when it was down? Check: Bar ends, mirror scratches, possible wheel damage, lock stops, seat subframe, exhausts, fork ends, if radiators are dented, etc. Also check wiring for seat cowl, it's often a rat's nest when there's a hastily fitted undertail.
Doesn't look like a particularly pampered bike, but could be made good if the essential basics are there. Depends if you have the time, attention and dedication + cash to pay to put it right or want something better to start with which may cost a bit but not a lot more... Think with your head, not your heart when choosing a bike you want to have for a long time.
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.
Last edited by The Stig; 09-01-2015 at 09:42 PM.