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Old 07-07-2015, 08:36 AM   #21
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Just buy another motor and stick it in there. Unless you are upgrading parts it's not worth it to me. that that motor into the ground....swap another motor into it for $1500-2000 and be back on the road. a motor swap should only take a day in the garage.
That's a terrible idea. You'd have to tear the used motor down and inspect it before you swap it in anyways. You never know what you're getting with a used motor, so just throwing it in the bike and crossing your fingers is not the best way to go about it. I'd personally go his route and rebuild/repair my old motor before I went out and spent a pot full of money on someone else's headache and have to turn around and put a bunch of new parts in it as well.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:57 PM   #26
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im sorry to hear you had such a bad experience off 45 & west rd. and to think you were only a few exits away from Motorcycles Unlimited, you might need to pick your bike up and bring it to Moto U!
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That's a terrible idea. You'd have to tear the used motor down and inspect it before you swap it in anyways. You never know what you're getting with a used motor, so just throwing it in the bike and crossing your fingers is not the best way to go about it. I'd personally go his route and rebuild/repair my old motor before I went out and spent a pot full of money on someone else's headache and have to turn around and put a bunch of new parts in it as well.
People drop in junk yard swaps all the time with no issue. Plenty of engines out there from wrecked bikes. I would have just gone bigger bore on the Busa engine though.
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People drop in junk yard swaps all the time with no issue. Plenty of engines out there from wrecked bikes. I would have just gone bigger bore on the Busa engine though.
Very true, but all those people are taking a big chance on what they're swapping in without looking everything over.
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Paying cash up front is the worst possible course of action, when stuff like this happens you have no recourse. What happens when they tell you to get screwed and hand you back your bike in parts?
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That's a terrible idea. You'd have to tear the used motor down and inspect it before you swap it in anyways. You never know what you're getting with a used motor, so just throwing it in the bike and crossing your fingers is not the best way to go about it. I'd personally go his route and rebuild/repair my old motor before I went out and spent a pot full of money on someone else's headache and have to turn around and put a bunch of new parts in it as well.
What would a rebuild cost top to bottom? Nothing fancy. Just back to stock specs.

OP what were you quoted for the rebuild?
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Hard to answer without knowing what was worn out. I put 5k in parts alone into my "rebuild"
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Hard to answer without knowing what was worn out. I put 5k in parts alone into my "rebuild"
Is that with you doing the assembly?
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It's was head, cams, tranny gears cut, new jug, pistons, rings, valves, springs, gaskets, clutch, ect
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:32 PM   #35
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I could see a month at a very busy shop during peak times.

but 5 is riduiculous, sounds like they took your money, spent it on other peoples stuff.

You never want your business surviving like that.

Had a conversion contractor like that once. Went from all vehicle converted in 3-6 months (actually 2.5 yrs). Paid per vehicle completed. Eventually it got so bad he was asking for checks before vehicles where completed to either complete vehicles or pay back their tabs from the previous retro's. Come to find out he was promising high and playing middle man.

Businesses like the one your dealing with and I've dealt with, dont last long and end in litigation.

Get your stuff back, and your money back. If they fight you, small claims will get it back. Theres laws that shops must abide by that prevent this sort of thing from happening. Do you have a copy of your work estimate?
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Very true, but all those people are taking a big chance on what they're swapping in without looking everything over.
You're taking a big change letting someone go inside your engine anyway. I've had rebuilt motors, by reputable builders, blow up within the 1st 30 minutes. Either way, I don't think I'd have been dumb enough to take it to a place who can't spell Riders. I get your your stuff back, negotiate what he thinks he's owed and take it somewhere else... and cross your fingers.
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This is the second time I've heard negative things about that place. They advertise a lot on Craigslist and apparently they screwed over someone because one of their customers posted a rant about how they got ripped off from them and not to use them.

I know Motorcycles Unlimited has a good reputation, but they're a little far for me so I've been taking my bikes to Jay at JB Cycles on Pinemont (close to my work). He's a one man shop, but he knows his stuff and has been around a while.
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yeah lesson learned. I just go word my bikes engine will not be back at the shot until Friday July 24th... Umm that is the day I am suppose to pick up my bike and ride it home...


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