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Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

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    Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Some of you may recall the '99 Sprint ST 955i I bought for Erin and I 2 years ago.

    I paid $700 for it with a slight knock in the motor and to say the least it was a bit rough around the edges.

    One panel was completely destroyed and several others had large cracks in them or even missing pieces.

    A complete engine rebuild for <$50 in parts




    some PlasteX, a little elbow grease and an absolutely top-notch paint job from JR (~KillaKawi!) and the transformation is finally complete. The pictures do not even come close to doing the color justice. I cant stress enough how freaking awesome JR is. Simply amazing.

    Oh and lets not forget the color matched levers from that awesome guy at 434Racer Performance Parts

    Not bad for an old girl...














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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    That looks amazing! I love the color.

    Good job fixing that thing up. May it provide plenty of thrills for for years to come!

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    WOW! that is a great color on that bike. Enjoy it!

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    HOLY MUTHER F*&9ING F&(K THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULL. Yes I was yelling that. Dude I can't even speak lol, I love that color.

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Awesome. Those Sprint 955i's are great bikes, and the paint job looks terrific.

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    That came out really nice. Love the color.

    What was wrong with the motor and how did you get the parts to rebuild it for <$50

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Beautiful! What color code is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Beautiful! What color code is that?
    1234fuckingawesome, I checked

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    That bike looks like a ton of fun.

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by stoinkythepig View Post
    That came out really nice. Love the color.

    What was wrong with the motor and how did you get the parts to rebuild it for <$50
    Ebay =). The engine noise turned out to be a sloppy wrist pin so I picked up a piston, pin, and connrod for $20. A few gaskets and the rest sealant and it was good to go.

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    Beautiful! What color code is that?
    I dont know the actual code, it is the 2011 dodge viper color "Toxic Orange Pearl Metallic"

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That bike looks like a ton of fun.
    Yeah I just had my first long term ride on it and man what a blast. More than agile enough for some twisties but super comfortable for 2-up long haul riding. 46mpg to boot and I call that a win =)

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Is that the paint code for a 2006 GTO in "Brazen Orange"? Looks very much the same, and looks GREAT!

    You should bring that baby over to the Bennington Triumph Bash this weekend. It would be a big hit.

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Great job!!

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by SprintPoser View Post
    Is that the paint code for a 2006 GTO in "Brazen Orange"? Looks very much the same, and looks GREAT!

    You should bring that baby over to the Bennington Triumph Bash this weekend. It would be a big hit.
    Never heard of that, have any details on it?

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    well done on the rebuild .. color looks amazing

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    nise rig. Someday I will have a ST. but Honda style.

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    So you purchased it for $700, have $50 into the motor and a good amount of quality DIY time. All in all(just so I can feel worse about not having a bike at the moment) what would you say you have into it at this time if you don't mind me asking? I love these "I bought it for nothing and now have something awesome for short change" stories

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    Re: Project Phoenix: 13yr old resurrection

    echoing all of the above. great work with the fix, and that color is killer.

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