Originally posted by Smitty
Yes Cookee that is aimed at you for suddenly you are out of the picture, when in reality, you have so much "go" in you. I hope to gosh this damaged motor does not cut you off completly.
Hehe, as soon as I saw that thread title, I though it was aimed at me.
I can assure you, it'll take more than a blown motor to keep me from riding.
Not sure if you've kept-up with the other thread, but the old motor is toast. Appears to have suffered from an oil starvation problem they had to the #3 rod. Won't know exactly until the engine gets pulled from the bike. The piece of crankcase I found, though, confirms that it's 100% SNAFU.
I spent a couple of days calling wrecking yards and have found an imported 'D' engine with 16k km's (9.9k mi) on it for AUD$2k (US$1680). They're going to do the swap for me for another AUD$400 (US$336). Apparently they go through sh*tloads of 'em over here as they're popular for racing sidecars and buggies etc, so I was lucky to track such a good one down.
Not sure yet if I'm going to worry about pulling the cams from my engine. They may be f*cked for all I know. We'll see. One thing's for sure, though, I'll be keeping my oil HIGH from now on!
Anyway, bike goes into the shop late next week and should be back on the road the week after that. In the meantime, I'm cruising in my cage. I don't want to ride the 250 as I'm worried I'll flog it too much trying to get it to go as fast as the 1100.