I recently took my 04 cbr in to check on an oil leak problem i have been having.
I just got a call this morning saying i have a crack in my crank case. Not sure how it happened since my bike has never been laid down or wrecked. I guess it may have been there from the previous owner and has over time increased.
At any rate the shop says it will cost around $1600 for the new crank case and parts they need to fix it and then another $1700 in labor to lower the engine out of my bike and fix it.
This is something I cannot afford nor do I really want to put that kind of money into it considering I only paid $3300 for the bike.
Does this sound like a ton of $$ to anyone else? And should I just cut ties while I can and try to sell it off?
Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all
Well I have never delt with this kind of situation before so as far as how much it costs im not 100% sure on that, if money is an issue and you want to keep the bike I guess you can buy a engine out of another wrecked bike and install that into your bike, that will sve you some money and the engine is only like $400 maybe more i think. Doing the work yourself can also save a ton of money but you will probabley need a friend who knows a little about bikes or mechanics to take this project on. if all else fails i guess you can sell the bike or part it out whichever will get you the most moeny back. Sorry to hear your situation and best of luck with everything
Unless life also hands you sugar and water your lemonade is going to suck
What is their hourly rate? $1700? I will put the bike together for you for that price!!!!
Too bad you aren't closer. Get another engine, make sure their are no cracks on it before purchasing and do the work yourself or find someone local that can do an engine swap for a couple hundred dollars.
thanks for telling me what I already knew. In my heart I knew it was probably the end for her but you never want to believe it. Sometimes it helps to know others are thinking what you are so you dont rush into a bad decision. Thanks as always for the support and help, this forum is the best.
It's some work to replace that but getting another engine and swapping it is much easier more cost effective. $1000 for the case from Ronayers new. $600 in parts? $1700 labor is kinda high but probably one person doing the engine overhaul.
You can easily get a good running motor for $900. If you can do the work yourself thats all you pay. if you can't, get a friend or a shop for a couple hundred. All said and done you shouldn't have more than $1300 in repairs.
Take your bike away from that "shop" ASAP! You can probably do that your self in a weekend.. Just google and YouTube it.. I too thought everything was too scary to touch but as soon as I laid mine down taking it appart is simple with google and YouTube and forum guys posting step by step.. But that's way over priced
Either take it upon your self to do it or sell it and try to break even some what.
That's way too much for labor. It took me 4hrs start to finish to rebuild the tranny on my old Suzuki and that was without stands or a jack and only hand tools. Most of that time was spent trying to get the tranny back together. Dropping and reinstalling a motor should eat up 1:30hrs max at a shop with proper tools, so unless they're charging you 500/hr they are full of **** on the extra labor