This is another one of those obvious and just use common sense type question and answer deal but, I figured I'd get some input just in case.
My brother is looking to trade a vehicle of his for particular bike, some of you may have seen it on CL in the summer. Keep in mind this spare vehicle of his isn't exactly perfect either, and the value between the two seems pretty similar with all things considered.
Bike in question is a black '94 CBR600F2, has a '07 RR full fairing conversion, ignition needs replacing but works, dash needs to be hooked up (no biggy), gas cap needs to be replaced (tank is good) and some other relatively minor bits.
The largest concern however is the subframe. The cross member is there, seems to ride decently but, from the rear of the seat back to what should be the tail has been cut. The best way to describe it is it looks like it was going to be set-up as a street fighter at some point. I'll link to some before and after photos which best represent this afore mentioned F2.
Subframe is roughly this length, perhaps a bit shorter.
This is a F2 I found online and, looks very similar to the structural set-up of the bike in question.
Although it looks to be a different generation due to the subframe type and angle, I'd assume this to be a F4-more current CBR and obviously the final result.
I pretty much expect a resounding "pass" on this bike from most, if not all of you but, thoughts? There's no doubt this would be a project but, my main concern for him is the integrity of the bike in regards to the frame itself. From what I could see the main frame looked good, mechanically I believe it's alright for it's age - granted, I did NOT ride it due to the lack of speedometer and the gas cap not being secure. Oddly enough, the bike has a clean title but, has obviously been down.