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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 10 Aug 2016, 09:57

Still no sign of an engine and there are loads of other people looking, which suggests there's a weakness with these.

There was one guy looking who said that he found one but the owner wanted £2,000

I may end up selling the bike as it is in its broken state for someone to repair or break.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Blade » 10 Aug 2016, 10:01

Some times thats the best option.

I did the same when I dropped my 954. Financially I was a little worse off for selling as was, but only a few hundred quid which tbh was worth it to get shot of all the agro sourcing parts and restoring it.

Sometimes it's best to cut our losses and move on. Weigh up the pros and cons and see if it makes sense would be my advice.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 10 Aug 2016, 10:05

Yep, that's my thinking. If it's going to cost more to fix it than it's worth, there's no point.

I reckon I should get about £2.5k for the broken kwak as it is. I can use that as a deposit for a replacement bike.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Perkles » 10 Aug 2016, 10:14

Wanna buy a cheap zx10
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Cav » 10 Aug 2016, 10:16

Is it only the engine that's broken? If so you'll get £2.5k all day long
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 10 Aug 2016, 10:18

Perkles wrote:Wanna buy a cheap zx10


Do a swap for a zx6r?

2 careful owners?
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby D6 » 10 Aug 2016, 10:30

Kwacky wrote:
Perkles wrote:Wanna buy a cheap zx10


Do a swap for a zx6r?

2 careful owners?


Who was the second?
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 10 Aug 2016, 10:33

The bike mechanic who was seen more of it this year than I have (facepalm)
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Blade » 10 Aug 2016, 10:58

Try listing it on a few forums like TDR as a project and see if you get any interest ?

If your going to sell I would sell now. Deliberate and before you know it winter is here and it's worth less and harder to shift.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby kiwikrasher » 10 Aug 2016, 12:09

Had Mike given you a price for rebuilding your engine?

I understand the economics though. I spent way to much getting the Daytona on the road and traded it for not much more than I spent. Selling the parts would've yielded much better monetary results. It at the time I thought it would be the only way to keep a road bike as the ex would never let me buy another. The laugh of it was she never gave the me the time to work on it. So it took getting rid of her to get it finished and then I had no reason to keep it as I was free to spend what I liked!
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 10 Aug 2016, 13:37

I've not asked for a quote for a rebuild.

To be blunt, it took him several weeks to tell me what was wrong. If I ask for a rebuild the world is likely to have run out of oil before I get it back.

Blade, it'll take me two minutes to pen something for the forums and to copy and paste it. I've given myself until the end of next week to make my mind up.

That said, selling a project at the end of race season and when winter sets in might be the best time. People have to the time to tinker and I reckon you're more likely to see an engine for sale when the season is over.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Blade » 10 Aug 2016, 15:00

Use the coin as a deposit on a Norton V4 superbike (lol)
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 16 Aug 2016, 12:27

I've been offered a 2012 engine (same series as mine) with 1740 miles on the clock.

The bad news is that the gearbox failed in 5th. The guy looking at it for me says that the engine is mint.

I'm not technically minded enough to know if that's put the engine at risk or if it's just a case of swapping gearboxes and getting on with it.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Blade » 16 Aug 2016, 12:45

As long as the engine has been inspected and passed as fine with no defects which your saying it has it sounds a perfect solution. A low mileage good condition engine mated to your good gearbox.

I guess good engines and gearboxes are like hens teeth and your more likely to find one or the other due to one now them failing.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 16 Aug 2016, 12:48

Hmmm, Mike reckons it would take him a day and a half to swap the gearboxs and do the engine swap. That seems a lot to me.

By the time I've bought the engine, had it shipped to Mike and had the work done it's getting close to £2k.

Time to cut my losses I reckon.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Blade » 16 Aug 2016, 12:54

A day and half for a professional mechanic to swap an engine and gearbox sounds excessive to me.

I know Mike has been good to you in the past but it sounds like he has plenty of easy servicing work to pay his wages and doesn't really want your job or to support you. If that's true I would be questioning my loyalty to him if it was me.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Kwacky » 16 Aug 2016, 12:56

I was thinking about a day max. The gearboxes on these are easy to get to. The guy looking at the engine managed to get the broken one out pretty quick.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby C00kiemonster » 16 Aug 2016, 13:02

I'd do that in a day in my garage let alone a professional one.
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby StMarks » 16 Aug 2016, 13:09

Fwiw I could also easily do it within a day, if I had all the new gaskets, seals, any specialised tools & the appropriate workshop manual to refer to.
However if I was doing it for myself I would actually take a lot longer than one day over it.
Perhaps he's just expecting to do a really good job of it.?
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Re: poorly kwak

Postby Perkles » 16 Aug 2016, 13:16

Stick to your original plan and move on
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