That is what I say every time something happens to any of my harder to get parts for, high maintenance, not sure why I bought it, it looks good as a paperweight motorcycles. This had applied to the Ducati for years but eventually it settled down and doesn’t have as much quirks as it used to. Well I think I’m missing a bolt or two on the heat shield and there is a weird stutter in 3rd gear at full throttle but I can live with it.
What I can’t live with is this……
Those are the cases on my 2004 Husky TE450. I JUST got it back from the top end rebuild and two rides later, BOOM. I was kick starting it and I heard this loud THUNK. When I looked down I noticed the grand canyon forming on my engine. Albeit much faster then the natural process that formed the real one. I must have one heck of a kick…….
So what I am supposed to do in this situation? I have put a lot of time and money into the bike as is. And really if I man up and rebuild it the motor will practically be brand new. I’m pulling the motor this weekend to determine if there is any damage past the cases. It’s a lot of time and money however I swing it so I am going to start with determining if the cost of a rebuild is worth it. As long as I don’t need any parts past what I priced out I should be ok. From my research I also found out that there is an updated kick starter that should alleviate this problem in the future. But once again I lose a little bit of faith in my bike to even get me from point A to Point B.
Have you ever seen this before? I sure haven’t……..anyone else have stories of their catastrophic failures?
I haven’t posted in a while but I’m not going to make excuses. I have a lot of pictures and stories from the past couple of weeks and they will get up!