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Need new engine - mine died.

Hello all you good people,

To keep the story short: earlier this year I bought an '86 VN 750 that had been sitting for a few years and because of this it had a few glitches.
I did all the changes (filters and fluids) and changed the stator( I knew it had problems) and after a while it started having starting issues.
I took in on a trip ( planning to repair it then I get back home) where I was caught by heavy rain ( and I mean the heaviest rain I had ever seen in my life) and there it died - wouldn't start anymore.
I packed it and sent it home in a bus.
When I got home I took to a good friend of mine - a very good mechanic - to take a look at it...
We fired the bike up and immediately he noticed some engine noise and so he decided to open the engine... and wow and behold... the crankshaft had little but visible crack ,the rods had an abnormal movement and the bearing was almost slipping out of the pistons bonus the fried new stator.
All in all I concluded that I bought someone's botched up trash and now I need a new engine because it's to expensive to repair it - the equivalent of 600 dollars.
So if anyone of you guys have a good working engine and want to sell it please give a PM.
I would prefer someone from Europe ( I'm from Romania) but doesn't matter really , I just want to see my Baby running again...

Thanks in advance and cheers!

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