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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need Motor!!!

My baby, a 1986, finally went belly up the other day after 35K dependable miles. Part of the main crank busted thru the front of the engine casing.

So...this isn't a case of needing new tensioners, this is really a case of needing another motor.

Anyone have or know of a decent motor I can throw on my bike?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 11:58 PM
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May I suggest a "parts" bike, instead???....

Find a junker (or a "salvage" bike) that's been wrecked, but the engine is still in respectable shape.

It's a better buy than just a motor, and the spare parts (stator, r/r, etc) will come in handy, later.

Just a thought.....

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 07:59 PM
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I agree. The cost of a used engine alone is usually $600 plus shipping. The "project" bike can usually be had for about $1k so you have many more spare parts about and can mix and match to cusotmize your ride.

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