Welcome mate, there's nothing like a budget build thread to keep as all amused LOL but seriously all you'll ever need to know is here.
Lmao! thanks dude.
Here it is, the morning after I picked it up:
"the morning after" is pretty apt, because I bought it in the freezing dark 40 miles away in a different city, and this was my first good look at it. Pretty sketched out at this point, but I kept reminding myself that with what I paid, as soon as I can get it to fire up, I could sell it as a running
project bike without doing any other work and make a couple hundred bucks.
Got it onto a lift and cut all the shitty plastics off and started to feel better about my life choices again. Charged the battery, replaced two fuses, and it would crank but not run. Pulled the tank and airbox and cleaned the injectors, and she fires up! The main frame, engine, suspension, brakes, and exhaust look pretty solid. I've already got a subframe and a handlebar coming from ebay, and I'll re-evaluate the questionable swingarm once I've got those on. It's got 30something-k miles and no service history to speak of so I guess I'll check the valves while I'm waiting for parts to ship and see if I can track down and fix whatever made it blow fuses.