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well i seen something iv never seen before yesterday..... i had a customer bring me a motor that was built by another guy in our area, customer said when he fired the motor up it vibrated like a mo fo for about 20 mins, and then just quit, and the motor was locked up... he brought me the motor with the mag cover off, and i could feel the crank was wobbly, and first thing i thought of is WOW, a broken crank! So i start tearing this motor apart, and the first thing i found when i took the clutc cover off was the threaded boss on the clutch hub where your springs bolt to was broken, and jammed up in the clucth cover....WOW... so i keep dis assembling this thing and there is just a ton of metal in the bottom of the cases. I split the cases, taking the right side of the case off first. Pull the trans out, and nothiced that that side of the crank was fine. I noticed the crank was very loose, so i decided to grab it and pull it out of the cases with out using a press or a case splitter. the crank came right out.....i looked down in the cases and no bearing....i immediatly was bummed cause if the bearing isnt in the cases, they get stuck on the crank, and you have to split the bearing off the crank....

I then looked down at the crank, AND NO BEARING! LMAO!!! some idiot charged this guy for a complete motor rebuild and didnt even put a crank bearing in on that side! LOL


just thought id share, i thought it was hilarious we have people that charge money to do this kinda stuff, and dont do it right... iv heard of forgeting clutch cover gaskets, or small things, but to me thats un acceptable!!!
 

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All I have to say is WOW!!
 

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thats the definition of buyer beware
or maybe someome took weight reduction too far :blink:
 

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How do you break that to the customer? I don't think I could say anything to the besides, "Come look at this..."

I'd just point, without saying anything else...


Sad, for whoever built that thing...
 

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thats the definition of buyer beware
or maybe someome took weight reduction too far :blink:

LMAO!!!
 

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What I'm trippin on, is that it ran for 20 minutes first! :blink: That's amazing to me.
 

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^^^ thats what i was thinking, holy crap, it ran for 20 min?! i cant imagine what that sounded like. i dont know how you can forget that. not once during the assembling did you hand test the crank action? hope they can get their money back, and enough to fix the problem from the other builder.
 

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the bummer thing about it is he found this clown on craigslist, a "engine builder" for years that was willing to do a cheaper job then i, so thats who he went with. Now the guy is no where to be found, prolly just some druggie that needed money for his next fix... He called me months ago wanting me to build him a motor, but he found someone $150 cheaper.... cheaper is not always better boys! LOL i am going to help him out as much i can as he is a young kid with limited money, i feel terrible for him....
 

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well i seen something iv never seen before yesterday..... i had a customer bring me a motor that was built by another guy in our area, customer said when he fired the motor up it vibrated like a mo fo for about 20 mins, and then just quit, and the motor was locked up... he brought me the motor with the mag cover off, and i could feel the crank was wobbly, and first thing i thought of is WOW, a broken crank! So i start tearing this motor apart, and the first thing i found when i took the clutc cover off was the threaded boss on the clutch hub where your springs bolt to was broken, and jammed up in the clucth cover....WOW... so i keep dis assembling this thing and there is just a ton of metal in the bottom of the cases. I split the cases, taking the right side of the case off first. Pull the trans out, and nothiced that that side of the crank was fine. I noticed the crank was very loose, so i decided to grab it and pull it out of the cases with out using a press or a case splitter. the crank came right out.....i looked down in the cases and no bearing....i immediatly was bummed cause if the bearing isnt in the cases, they get stuck on the crank, and you have to split the bearing off the crank....

I then looked down at the crank, AND NO BEARING! LMAO!!! some idiot charged this guy for a complete motor rebuild and didnt even put a crank bearing in on that side! LOL


just thought id share, i thought it was hilarious we have people that charge money to do this kinda stuff, and dont do it right... iv heard of forgeting clutch cover gaskets, or small things, but to me thats un acceptable!!!


I read it .. & so now I am trying to figure why I needed to B)
 

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I'm not so sure you need to help him out, he didnt need you before, just because of 150.00 more it was going to cost him. Its not your mistake to try & fix.
But, good heartedness goes a long ways.
Neil
 

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yes you are exactly right.....i have some used parts i will help him out with, got a bunch of old used "good" cranks laying around and what not. i think it will go along way in the long run. i remember being a kid and not having alot of money trying to build bikes, and $150 is alot to a young guy, still is to me. Anyways, the guys that took care of me growing up i have the up most respect for.....
 

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I'm not so sure you need to help him out, he didnt need you before, just because of 150.00 more it was going to cost him. Its not your mistake to try & fix.
But, good heartedness goes a long ways.
Neil


'at's right! it does. and not to mention, the guy should learn a lesson from this and blasterman gets a warm en fuzzy for helping the young lad out. not to mention a future repeat customer. ;)
 

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theres this shop by my house that they always give me good deals an stuff so my dad wants to buy a new bike off of them an if i cant do somthing my self if i dont have the tool or i am lost i go to them an they help me they recharged my rear shock for only 15 an most places would have charge me like 50 this 30 that an yeah
 
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