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Old 11-04-2008, 01:06 PM
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Ohh, it burns...

So I finished rebuilding the 99 motor that I had gotten a couple of months ago. Put the whole mess back together, cranked it a few times... wouldn't go. Hmm, wonder why? pulse generator unplugged, doh. So, plugged it in and tried again. Life!... for a second. Hmm, kept dying.

Tried again... and this resulted. Which brings me to my second question: how do I dispose of this? The lower engine case (below the heads) is probably fine but the frame isn't.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:08 PM
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Oh no! Always have a fire extinguisher in your garage.. Something similar happened to a friend of mine with a truck..
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:27 PM
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I feel your pain, I once caught my truck on fire... not fun to watch. That sucks, issurance going to cover it?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:36 PM
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Noof, that sucks to see your ride go up. I've been putting a SH back together for almost 2 years now. I would die to see that happen to my bike.

If the frame is trashed, maybe you could help me out, and make a few bucks at the same time. I need one of the top subframe tabs to weld back to my frame. Mine was lost in the wreck from the original owner. If you would be willing to hacksaw off one of the top subframe tabs, as close to the main frame as you can, I would be glad to pay $20 or so for your time and shipping of the tab. PM me if interested.

Again, sorry for the loss of the Hawk.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by noof View Post
Which brings me to my second question: how do I dispose of this? The lower engine case (below the heads) is probably fine but the frame isn't.
I think the above post answers your question.... part it.

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:05 PM
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Wow.. Damn dude, I REALLY hate that for you.


+1 on parting it out.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:22 PM
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That just makes me want to cry.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cornandp View Post
I feel your pain, I once caught my truck on fire... not fun to watch. That sucks, issurance going to cover it?
I wish, it wasn't insured because it was a work in progress (up until that day, why insure it if it can't go on the road?) It caused some damage to my house as well so we'll see what happens there.

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Wow.. Damn dude, I REALLY hate that for you.


+1 on parting it out.
I wouldn't mind parting it out except that most of the metal bits are coated in a dark black glue now.. I could crack the engine case and take those bits as they're probably fine but that'd take up a lot of space (wanted to wind up before winter.) Lots of things weren't on the bike when it went up, fairing headlight windshield front wheel etc. Basically I wanted to get rid of/give someone the corpse and maybe they can get some $ from it, or I could maybe go to a recycler (I don't really want to drag it around though)

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:37 PM
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Try claiming it on the homeowners policy.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:38 PM
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Where are you located?
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by zmaniv View Post
Try claiming it on the homeowners policy.
HO-3 doesn't cover it, the adjuster has already been by.
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Originally Posted by killer5280 View Post
Where are you located?
I'm in the Boston, MA area.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:40 PM
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homeowners issurance won't cover the bike or any other "vehicle", so ironically had the motor not been in the frame and caught on fire it may be covered but since the bike was pretty much complete...
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:02 PM
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im sorry man that really sucks. I will buy a piece of it, right side foot control.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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that really sucks ! i too had a car go up in flames... a terrible thing to watch.


parting out:
do you have a rear frame cowl ? the one that covers the rear sub frame.

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:50 PM
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That's really painful. I'm glad you're OK though. Any idea what caused the fire?
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Sorry about your Hawk....aweful! Glad your ok though.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gregw View Post
That's really painful. I'm glad you're OK though. Any idea what caused the fire?
It's good to be fine. Just burned my knuckle, that's all. I imagine it was an intake pop, and the ultra rich mixture from turning it over with no spark (no pulse generator -> no spark)...

If you look at the gas tank, it was maybe a couple of minutes from exploding (it had ballooned...)

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Sorry about your Hawk....aweful! Glad your ok though.
And I was interested in seeing what the V2 hullabaloo was about (already have two VFRs and a CBR)

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my condolences

That looks like it was quite a fire. Terrible to see. I almost did that to an early 70s Dodge farm truck in high school but smothered it with enough damp rags before it got too out of hand.

I swore I wouldn't put anymore $ into my bike, but if your stator is still good I'd give you a few bucks for it.

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by nevinreilly View Post
That looks like it was quite a fire. Terrible to see. I almost did that to an early 70s Dodge farm truck in high school but smothered it with enough damp rags before it got too out of hand.

I swore I wouldn't put anymore $ into my bike, but if your stator is still good I'd give you a few bucks for it.

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I can't guarantee anything on there is good
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:40 PM
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I hope you got a good Sawzall because that's about the best way of offing it. As the others have said gut out the good parts and cut up the rest.
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I certainly understand the questionable quality of the remaining parts. If it doesn't appear the wires or coil have melted it's probably ok. It looks from the right side that whatever is inside the bottom end should be fine.

Just let me know when you get around to pulling things apart. Thanks, and best of luck with the clean up!
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holy **** that sucks!
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:01 PM
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The metal alone must be worth something...$200 maybe? What a terrible demise. Hopefully it was quick and painless.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:33 AM
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Damn man! Sorry for your loss. I think I would cry.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:34 PM
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Looks like you tried to put it out with gas??? You had a serious fuel leak, I guess.

j/k I was just thinking how cool that you can work on engines like that... then I saw the pics. Sorry all your work went up in flames.
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Dam that sucks. If you are looking to part some suff out, I would be interested in the rims if they are still good.
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