So after rebuilding my bike after my summer getoff, and spending a small fortune on motor mods, pieces, and labor, my bike has a "BAD ROD BEARING". The story goes like this..
Bike ran great, even after my spill last year. I save up my $$ to get a bunch of parts, and get my cams degreed and a dyno map. I put about 150 miles on the bike in a few days time after the cams were degreed. After a quick ryde across town, I pulled off the highway and noticed that she didnt sound right. Felt like she still made power, just didnt sound right. I thought it was an exhaust leak. Got new exhaust gaskets, sealed up the new pipe real good with extra clamps... Still sounds the same. Took her back to the same shop that did the work, owner thinks the same thing after a quick listen. Sounds like and exhaust leak. Mentioned that it could have "SLIPPED A SHIM"??? I'm assuming he is talking about my valves, since I got them checked when the cams were getting degreed. Says he'll check her out. Get a call that he found "Rod bearing material" in the oil when he drained it.
The bike starts, runs, revs without problem... but sounds horrible.
1) Does the diagnosis sound good, familiar, bogus, any thoughts???
2) Does $1500 sound reasonable for a new rod, piston, and labor?
3) If the rod has gone bad, is it reasonable to think that the crank could be damaged, therby making the prior $1500 spent garbage??
4) Are stroker kits worth the extra money when I have no plans on drag racing?
I dont think the stroker kit is worth it but...I'm a firm believer of "IF YOU'RE GONNA FIX IT, MAKE IT BETTER THAN IT WAS.
I'm really thinking about selling the bike "as-is" for someone who has a motor laying in their garage and getting another bike. Dont really want to take the time to part her out, when I just put in an entire winter and spring putting her together.
Marchesini Forged Wheels
Muzzy headers to custom Competition Werkes ZX10 Race Can
Mixed Billet Velocity Stacks
BMC Race Filters
APE adjustable cam sprockets
Pazzo short Levers
Yani Shiki Biller Rear Sets
Double Bubble Windscreen
GSG True Frame Sliders
Full body L.E.D. Strobelight kit (30 l.e.d's all together wired to controler for different patterns
All New Plastics, only on the bike about 2 months
I'm truly sick to my stomach now, seeing as how this will be the first good weekend of the year in Indy. Thinking about just throwing in the towel. Selling her as is... first $2k can have her..... Maybe... Just thinking... Trying not to be too depressed. This SUCKS.
Any thoughts on my estimate/diagnosis would be greatly appreciated. At least let me know if I'm getting thrown for a loop...
Could he possibly be wrong??? Is it worth taking to the "STEAL-ership" just to have them charge me to tell me the same thing???
AAGGHH DAMM ME!!!!
I'll even take direct emails with thoughts... firstname.lastname@example.org