The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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Banger as in reffering to the bike only having one cylinder... one-banger. A twin would be a two-banger, and so on.
I decided not to buy the bike. Talked to a mechanic who told me that the engine would by factory suggestions need a bunch of new parts at 100k. He further told me that these large one cylindered bikes were very suceptible to heat, the kind that arises from riding the bike offroad. He told me that if the bike had been used for a lot od offroading that the engine could soon be done for, but on the other hand, if the engine had been treated very nicely, could do 200k kms.
The engine did not have its original gaskets, meaning that the engine had been opened. This could indicate that for instance the clutch or gears needed to be changed prematurely from heavy abuse. The owner of the bike had no previous history of the bike other than that the owner before him was some crooked dude. He had only had the bike for two years himself and only riden it for a few k. Although he had never had any problems with it, he knew little about its previous history. A checked with the shop where the original owner had purchased it, but there was no service record the last few years (which could mean anything or nothing at all).
In the end I decided not to buy it unless I get it extremely cheap.
70,000km is a lot for a big single. Although overall revs are low, the piston speed is actually quite high to the longer strokes used.
I took a DR600 to just over 63,000 miles (105,000km) but not without a fair amount of spannering. Check the splines on the gearbox output shaft that carries the front sprocket. They have a hard life, mine wore two shafts out. Replacement requires complete engine strip from top to bottom. Avoid if there's significant wear on the splines driving face.
I just did a 650L (same motor) that had cam issues (I'd look under the valve cover for sure)at 40,000 km. I did rings, cam chain and slipper,new cam and rockers, valve job and gaskets was over $1000 before labour. Honda doesn't sell short block engines.
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