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Frame Swap? - September 29, 2009, 07:26 PM

How much would it cost to do a frame swap on an R1? I think my frame is slightly bent at the neck, it rides straight without using any hands, but something isn't right. Anyway if I bought a clean frame off ebay with a good title how hard or how much would it cost to swap out all the parts?
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Not hard. Just time consuming. Frames are cheap.


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Well why would your frame be bent? If it is bent then your forks should be bent. Maybe even your triple tree.


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Oh, its a total Pain in the ass. The set up is the key. You need to have two well stabilzed stations as you rip parts from one to the other.

I do not think it is a task for most mortals to attempt solo.

Call around to shops - i would expect estimates between 20-50 hours of labor.
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Do-able in a day with the correct tools on hand.


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Oh, its a total Pain in the ass. The set up is the key. You need to have two well stabilzed stations as you rip parts from one to the other.

I do not think it is a task for most mortals to attempt solo.

Call around to shops - i would expect estimates between 20-50 hours of labor.


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Well why would your frame be bent? If it is bent then your forks should be bent. Maybe even your triple tree.

My fairings don't fit right, when I bought the bike they were secured with zip ties, if I try and use bolts with it the front wheel catches the fairings when I turn farthest left or farthest right. The header pipes are very close to the front wheel as well....looks to be closer than "normal" R1's.


Nick....can you point me in the right direction to find a frame?

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Do-able in a day with the correct tools on hand.
Hmmmm. AMA or serious racing crowd sure for track bike....i would say even a decent shop would take close to two days for street bike.

Ya gotta add at least 3-4 hours for the electronics wiring...total pain (imo).
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20 -50 hours? WOW that would be 2 to 5 grand for a frame swap! Should be only about 10 hours. I have done many frame swaps at the track and street bikes.


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I've essentially rebuilt my VFR several times now within a day. I'm pretty certain a VFR is more complex than an R1.


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Yeah - i bet u get ranges from 20 hours up for a street bike.

Cost wise 1200-2500 is what i would expect, unless shops are all charging 100 per hour now?

I assume from 60-80 per hour.
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Hmmmm.

Ya gotta add at least 3-4 hours for the electronics wiring...total pain (imo).
harnesses can be a pain in the ass


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20 -50 hours? WOW that would be 2 to 5 grand for a frame swap! Should be only about 10 hours. I have done many frame swaps at the track and street bikes.
Dodge knows this stuff, Rick at RnR can give a direct quote.

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20 -50 hours? WOW that would be 2 to 5 grand for a frame swap! Should be only about 10 hours. I have done many frame swaps at the track and street bikes.
10 hours of labor?
That is what RNR charges for frame swaps of street bikes?

That is impressive. I assume full exhausts are flat rate of 1 hour too?
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September 29, 2009, 09:46 PM

rides straight but feels funny? check your tires for proper air pressure and/or replace them.
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10-12 hours max! We do frames all the time for insurance company's. It's not hard just takes some time.
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