Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 4 months of frozen hell
I Ride: 86,000+ mile '07 ZZR600
I had an engine (used one from ebay) come to me that was suposedly unmolested and out of a great low mileage running bike.
What I found was every case bolt on the thing had been stripped (all the main bolts had zero threads- the smaller peremiter bolts would spin and spin and spin and spin only slightly tight)
At any rate..... the engine had been taken apart, 5 new transmission gears put in, and all three shift forks--but then they filled all the holes with silicone and pushed the bolts in and let it all cure and promptly sold said engine.....
The plus side for me......... I was taking it apart anyways and didn't "need" the cases.......and the $800 of brand new transmission gears and shift forks likely paid for the engine
But man what a pain in the ass to get those bolts out and the cases apart
I guess my point is.....People (not all, but too many) are liars and cheats and will say anything do anything to make a sale
Stupid people say stupid things on the internet, so be wary of who those people are. If you solicit advice on the internet, just keep in mind 99% of what you'll receive is not based on fact or science-and likely atleast 95% of it is based on bullshit and bravado regurgitated from some other schlub who also did not experience any of what they claim and are also full of shit. If you don't like my bluntness- too bad. I am not here to please you, so move along, your approval is not desired nor is it needed. So before opening your pie hole and adding more stupidity, perhaps sit back, listen, absorb and learn something. You know that saying, it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!