Hey guys, looking at my first bike and a Winter project. 2005 c50 for $500 on Craigslist. Add says it was intentionally set on fire by pouring gas on the seat. Okay, so after I realized my jaw was hanging open at the thought of deliberately setting a bike on fire I started looking at the pics. The engine is still clean and shiny, looks like the fire burned the seat, battery, and wires - everything plastic is gone from rear of tank back. Paint on the frame from the rear of fuel tank back is gone and has surface rust. Rear tire needs replaced. Drive shaft does not appear to have heat discoloration. New wiring harness comes with the bike. Clean title.
My view on the thing is that the the rear fender assembly can be chopped and aftermarket signals, brake light, license plate holder and solo seat added. I figured battery cables, battery, mono shock assembly and possibly some rear facing fuel hoses would need replaced, frame sanded and painted, fluids changed, etc.
My question is what am I missing? I am pricing parts on ebay but I don't want to miss anything expensive. Are there frame bushings that would be melted? Thank you!
I have no welder, very lilttle money, but I do have elbow grease, time, and some mechanical skills.