Sucks man. Just push it all to the side for a few weeks. All the little details sink in after a few days because you'll be subconsciously thinking about it. Next time you touch it, itll be your bitch.
If you can afford to take a huge loss, buy a cheap beatercycle and tinker with the VN here and there. You'll recover much more if its running and out of your frustration will inevitably screw yourself more.
Also, make no mistake. Those carbs are the biggest pain in the ass I have ever seen on anything mechanical that I have worked on. If you are able to get them back in there, youve done more than most. I even took the sissy route and ripped all the ears and airboxes off.
Hang in there.
Hopefully some more encouragement. I have found that knowing the ins and outs of my vehicles, and getting pissed off while fighting some problem really helps them last longer. You become more in tune with every sound, sputter, squeak, and squeal. Understanding how these things (cars included) work also makes you a better driver because you can think at a more fundamental level when making quick, subconscious decisions. My 95 ford pickup has 285k on the original motor and the air still blows arctic cold air. I have tangled with that beast many a weekend and thrown a wrench or two off in the woods.
1995 VN750 - 10K
Last edited by bigbluezuk; 05-11-2011 at 08:44 PM.