I think those are words of wisdom. A new motor would put you back on the street and with a little detailing over the winter you could recoup a higher % of your time/money in the spring if you are still of a mind to do something different than if you continue throwing time and money into what is looking more and more like a lost cause. :frown: :banghead:A good used motor is just to cheap to keep investing the time equity you are spending. The only reason I see for continuing this project is to satisfy your curiosity. Start shopping around/watching for a motor deal.
There's been plenty of beer and my friends Shelley has been around, which is nice. Actually, I need to go back to the store lolI'm really sorry you're so far away. This is the kind of project that at one time called for advice and moral support. At this point it calls for good friends, good beer, and perhaps "what happened in the shop stays in the shop".:whistling: Wish I could be there with you for the rest.
lol I was wondering how you ended up with a spare flywheel, but I thought maybe you had a parts bike laying around.I decided to buy a used engine from Pinwall cycle when my original crankshaft broke off just behind the flywheel. (That's why I had a spare flywheel lying around) .
My engine came from a low mileage wreck and they had a video of the engine running in the wrecked frame as well as a shot of the odometer (2500 miles or so) . I have 9000 km on it since then, and it is a great engine. I just did the dawn to dusk rally here in the maritimes with it a couple of weeks ago (720 kms mostly flat out) and it worked great and used no oil that I could detect.
Of course YMMV with a used engine but Pinwall crated it up well in a wooden box and I had a positive experience with them. The engine seems to be very strong.
I sold two motors this summer, an 06 with 2200 miles for $200, and an 87 with 5000 miles for $150. Both buyers even called me backed and thanked me again. Funny thing is, I made money on both. IF ya do buy a motor, a compressoin test will tell wonders.I think we're going to look into cutting the thing off. I'm not sure about the motor thing, I really don't want to give up on my bike, I've gotten used to telling people to stuff it when they say it's too beat up our broken. Also, the cost of buying a different engine and not knowing what's wrong with it... I've bought my share of other people's problems so far, lol
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Can't blame me for grasping at straws, lol.No , New piston rings don't make shavings..
Good to know!I sold two motors this summer, an 06 with 2200 miles for $200, and an 87 with 5000 miles for $150. Both buyers even called me backed and thanked me again. Funny thing is, I made money on both. IF ya do buy a motor, a compressoin test will tell wonders.
I'll make sure I get that, then.Yes, to a point.
You will need the upper mount brackets from a second gen to fit a second gen engine but it does fit.