Sr. Penis Inspector
What the actual fuck?A little update since I was able to get the R1 engine out and head off............. I am not going to speculate on what broke first, but the single valve spring being broken does sound some alarm bells
better view of just how cracked the head is where those parts made valiant attempts to escape the inside of the running engine
the piston top, the valve never actually fell out of the guide, so "just" piston damage
the inside view of the head where those parts pounded hard tryng to escape
the valve guide...... yes, about half of it broke off and was trapped inside the broken valve spring
the broken valve spring and the squished flat retaining clips and the broken up retaining washer was retrieved
still have the whole lower half to disassemble...........
valve springs are $115 each (and I absolutely would replace all 16.... $1850)
guide seals, and all the gaskets and seals and new rings and a piston and of course new crank and rod bearings, oil pump etc.......... approx another $1200
So minimum is $4500 in parts and then of course atleast $1500 in labor, maybe more..........
or.......... there is a complete engine with reported 2600 miles on it for sale for $4800
............. there is a (appears to be good head complete) with reported 17,000 miles on it for $480
If it were mine I would buy the used head and then the rest new parts and put it all back together (saving about $3000) of course tear down head and inspect, clean and make sure it is all gtg....
But he is looking at yet a 3rd option......... apparently copart (crashed toyz) has a few 15-20 R1's up for auction and 1 of them out in Portland only has a bid of $125 currently (we all know it will go up, way up before it actually sells) another one in Atlanta is @ $775 and bidding ends this weekend (front end completely torn off this one, so going to be atough transport sans forklift useage) or a 2018 currently @ $5400 with only cosmetic damage
On his H2, the hit and run driver admitted fault to his insurance company yesterday after police showed him the video of him hitting the motorcycles, so apparently this guy is getting a check today for the whole $5,025 of the estimate when the adjuster stops by his house to take a peek at it...... (or atleast that is his hope)
So he can bring that straight to me for deposit on fixing his R1..... and to order some parts for his H2........lol
I guess that driver had full coverage but no license, thus his fleeing instead of simply turning into his driveway when the police were there waiting for him....fucking dumbass