I dropped my 51 plate blade off the side stand (0mph) and broke the left hand side cover. This inturn has craked the engine casing. I have had it looked at and it can be ally welded for under £30 but I have to strip the engine out. I dont have the time or the mechanical experience to do this so I have decided to sell the machine.
Its a 51 plate with 20K on the clock, Full Honda service history, smart water, hiss, double bubble and the bike colour is Yellow and white.
All the panels are mint apart from the left hand fairing which touched down lightly and has a light mark on it. There is alos a small scratch on the clutch lever from resting on the floor.
I bought this bike from a Honda Dealer 6 weeks ag for £4000. Honda have quoted me a full days labour to strip the engine out the frame and put it back in again. This would make the repair bill around £500.
I have beem offered £2100 by a salvage company and I would like to take £2600.
You’re prepared to lose £2k in six weeks? Bloody hell! I’m sure there’s people on here that would help get the engine out for you, it’s not too difficult, you could do it yourself in a day or two with the help of a Haynes manual. All you need is a garage, a methodical approach, a digital camera and another person to help with heavy bits now and then.
ok, thanks for all your help and advice. This is a serious addition to the thread. The bike has come back from Sutton Rebore welders who have informed me that it cant be welded. Which means an engine swap out is in order. I have found an engine for £595 wqith full Honda service history.
I dont have the tools or the experience to do this and frankly I cant wait another 5 weeks for someone to pop over and look at it.
On wednesday a gent from CH Motorcycle salvage is picking the bike up for £2100.
Im willing to let it go for that if anyone wants it.
It is a 900RR (929CC) 51 plate 2001 with full honda service history, two owners from new, smart water and double bubble. 20K on the clock which is not important as it needs a new engine (maybe). IT is Yellow and white in the pici above.