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Old 11-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bike totaled after Sandy. Need mechanical insight ASAP!!!

So the insurance co deemed my bike as a total loss after being flooded by Sandy. They gave me the option to keep it for 32% of the value of the bike. Is it worth buyimg it back. The electrical i still fine for now but there is water in the block. Is it worth paying 32% of the value and attempting to flush the block and the heads out and to turn it into a track bike?? From my understanding, I can take the oil pan off and spray it with a bunch of degreasers with a couple of dry cranks, replace the spark plugs and suck the water out of the heads and hope tor the best???? I figure if its appraised at $11k, its $3520 + the deductable to buy it back and worst case scenario I see motors for 3.5K on ebay. Or should I just take the $$$ and its not worth messing with it since salt water is not very friendly with anything mechanical. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the engine was not started with water inside and no hydrolocking occured you could just removed the plugs, drain and replace the oil and turn the engine. I would have done that since day one and not let the water sit there. Any how the engine has oil inside and no major damages as far as corrosion should have occured. If I were you I would try what I suggest and then make a decision. Chances are it will turn and run fine after a couple of minutes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can flush out the engine but id have a good look down the barrels for any crap in them as you start it and you score the barrels the engine is ruined,so if you decide to keep it id split the head and cylinder block off it
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If water entered the bore it will corroded very quickly. If you keep it I'd strip the bike to a frame inspect, dry, clean and grease everything. The engine I'd strip to a block, clean, inspect and replace parts as required. You should only need gaskets but as mentioned earlier any crap in the bore will cause a rapid piston failure

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would also negotiate the buy back price, that seems high!

I read recently that someone else was able to buy back their bike for around $1900.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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do not take the initial offer from the insurance company. Like I said above negotiate with them you should be able to get the bike for around 2 grand
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