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Old 10-11-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Part it out or replace the engine?

I just picked up an 05 R1200GS that has an exploded engine. It is the same year as my main ride.

It has 83,000 miles on it. Looks like a valve broke off in the left cylinder and disinigrated the left piston. Shrapnel went throughout the engine.


If I found a used motor I could make it a runner again. Would be willing to maybe invest $1,000 for a used engine and do the work myself.
Not quite sure why I would want 2 of the same bike.



Option 2:

Strip it for parts that I may need in the future. This bike as a recently (less then 20k ago) rebuilt drive shaft and final drive.
What parts should I keep and store? Definitely the brake module, FD and driveshaft. Wheels? rotors? Fuel pump? transmission? Wheels take up a lot of space in my small garage.
What should I sell off?
Wish I had a bigger garage or I would just put it in the corner until I need things.
My bike already has a Corbin seat and Wilbers suspension (in need of a rebuild) . Could sell that Corbin and Ohlins (they have less than 10k on a rebuild). I now have two sets of blue body work. Has some dented factory cases (my bike has Jesse’s).
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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It depends on what you got into it and how much wrenching you want to do.

I've seen complete engines on C-list for around $1000. So running it might get $6000 to $9000.

OR

Keep the good parts for your bike and sell the rest. Parting out a bike takes a good deal of work but you have a lot of desirable parts.

Good luck.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Depends what you bought the bike for i think.. If you bought it cheap and by parting it out if you can make a profit I'd say that would be your best bet. then you could buy extras for your current running bike. The extra set of wheels, driveshaft, FD and random little stuff is nice to have. If you want to fix it you can make one your daily and the other your main long trip rider..
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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If you decide to part, put me first in line for a couple of small parts. ......seriously
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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Well, if you do decide to part it out, please put me on the list of potential customers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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I would be interested in the bike as is.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Wait a minute...a NEW video forthcoming???

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I would be interested in the bike as is.

Jim
If JVB gets his hands of this...expect a NEW DVD entitled:
"How to rebuild a junked GS from scratch".

Based on the riding skills of some of us...I think it would be a BEST SELLER, upon release.

I'll buy one!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #9
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Sell it to JVB. He'll make a good running bike out of it and make some money.

Do you know how far the engine damage goes? Does the engine rotate? Any idea how the valve got loose?
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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That'll buff right out.....



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Old 10-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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Any idea why it blew up? I've got an 09 with 110k on it that the right side blew up, just like in your picture. I'm doing an engine swap.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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I would also be interested in the bike as is
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #13
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No clue why it happened. The owner said it just started making a horrible banging noise. One valve is completely gone. it went though the piston or out the exhaust port.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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No clue why it happened. The owner said it just started making a horrible banging noise. One valve is completely gone. it went thought the piston or out the exhaust port.
The right side of my engine looks exactly like that. I guess it's not the final drives we have to worry about anymore..
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #15
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Here's the right side of my engine....

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...GSA/piston.jpg
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