Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern Arizona, USA
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Have you investigated the price of a used engine? It should be about the same as the full evaluation.
If you are going to do your own maintenance, you need the proper tools and references, plus lots of time to do it slow and right. This is especially true for newbies and us old folks (we tend to forget what we've done if we stop for very long).
John: '09CRF230L (Li'l Red Piglet), '89NX250 (sold)
Propelled by Penguin Power
Nekkid motorcycles feel faster
1st bike: a gently used 1958 Matchless 250 thumper