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Engine Failure: Camshaft and Piston damage - Rebuild in progress

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Hi all,
Hopefully Hello @Tamir as well, the one with the knowledge and kindness to reply the majority of threads!

My bike went in to mechanic for a new battery and fork seal maintenance as the right side was leaking.
Attached is the quote I got afterwards.

I noticed the black plastic (Can be seen on video, it's the black plastic round thing) is damaged, drove the bike home (5km) and there was a hard "klunk" sound on the front sprocket.

  • Drove slowly home after the sound and there is a definite something gripping or slipping whilst the shaft is turning.
  • Got stuck in second gear, after a kilometer or so my gears came loose again and was able to shift up to third and then back to 2nd and 1st. Now able to shift through them whilst testing parked.
  • I parked the bike and left town for a week.
  • Returned back to bike shop and showed them the attached video, they said bike needs to be loaded on trailer and brought in to shop.
  • Removed the front sprocket guard and took video, all teeth seem fine no chips or breaks.

My Question:
1. Redacted*

2. What is the possible cause to this issue?

3. Is it possibly just a loose sprocket?

Thank you for the time you take to read and respond to my issue.
Exmoz greatly appreciates your input!


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That's crazy money, Exmoz. I think that's even more than the Blue Book value of my 2011.
I don't know your situation in Singapore, but you should consider putting that $1500 towards another used bike.
Don't "throw good money after bad" as they say. A rebuilt engine will never be as reliable as stock.
I'm rebuilding her, and hoping to get another 60k km done on her.
You seem committed to reviving your engine, so good luck and please let us know how it goes.
My apologies for mistaking the flag of the Republic of South Africa with Singapore's. I'm sure it's a lot harder to get parts in RSA than Asia.
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