The costs I'm evaluating are the cost of another bike, versus what I have in this one plus repairs. If i can get it done for around 1K, then I have a bike that I have already started fitting to myself and will probably come out cheaper than if I buy another one. The closest thing I have seen around here is a 93 Vulcan 500, but the guy wants too much for it IMHO. As far as me having the time to diagnose, even with help from forum members, and repair myself, I really don't have the time. I WON'T be taking it to a dealership to fix....ever, but there are a few shops around here that I can take it to.
Now where did this piece come from???