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Like the title says, I bought a lemon, a 94 XR600. I'm not sure the oil had ever been changed in this Pig, just added to when it would all leave the supertrap in the form of smoke! I'm lookin at a $2,300 parts list ($2000 if I rebuild the crank) Does anybody know of a place, either overseas or in the states where I can buy a running/used motor. Or the names of any good motorcycle/Honda boneyards. I'm in Southern California, but pretty positive I can get just about any place to UPS just about anything. Thanks guys, hope to hear back from a bunch of ya! Iggie

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Like the title says, I bought a lemon, a 94 XR600. I'm not sure the oil had ever been changed in this Pig, just added to when it would all leave the supertrap in the form of smoke! I'm lookin at a $2,300 parts list ($2000 if I rebuild the crank) Does anybody know of a place, either overseas or in the states where I can buy a running/used motor. Or the names of any good motorcycle/Honda boneyards. I'm in Southern California, but pretty positive I can get just about any place to UPS just about anything. Thanks guys, hope to hear back from a bunch of ya! Iggie

Iggie i hope ya got it cheap:banghead:

Sorry i can`t help ya,but good luck to you...:moon:

Brian

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$2300! Wow that's a lot. Is that an estimate for labor as well,or just parts? I have a hard time understanding how the parts could be that much.

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That included machine work and clutch as well. Ya, pretty pricey! Cracking that thing open it reaked of toasted oil, now I'm hoping the tranny is OK

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Chokey, you're totally right! The bike had huge balls right up to the point it crapped out on me. I'll bring it back

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I just saw a 650L motor go for under $650 on fleabay. It looked beat though to be honest. The seller couldn't even be bothered to clean it.

I bet you could fix that thing so it would run great for under $1000 if you did it yourself. Much lower if your bearings are still tight.

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Like the title says, I bought a lemon, a 94 XR600. I'm not sure the oil had ever been changed in this Pig, just added to when it would all leave the supertrap in the form of smoke! I'm lookin at a $2,300 parts list ($2000 if I rebuild the crank) Does anybody know of a place, either overseas or in the states where I can buy a running/used motor. Or the names of any good motorcycle/Honda boneyards. I'm in Southern California, but pretty positive I can get just about any place to UPS just about anything. Thanks guys, hope to hear back from a bunch of ya! Iggie

I did that a few years ago, I had 2100 in parts alone.

I feel your pain.......I'm still kickin myself over it...:moon:

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I have a 2000 XR600 with about 150 original miles on it--literally like new. I's sell the engine alone (all electronics, kickstart and shift lever, but no carburetor) for $1750. Whole bike, street licensed and ready to go for $2800.

I have a 1988 XR600 with about 1500 miles since new that I'd sell the engine alone (same as above) for $1250. Whole bike ready to go, street licensed for $1995.

Both are near perfect, have lots of accessories and need absolutely nothing.

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If you're not mechanically inclined I can understand the ridiculous rebuild cost. If you can work on it you can cut the cost to less than $1000 easily. If it is that bad then make it a parts bike and buy another bike in better shape.

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Good luck to you, man. Buying a lemon sucks. Worst thing I ever bought was a '78 Jeep Wagoneer. The price was right- or so I thought... The thing was a money pit. In just a few months time it blew the rear main, the transfer case and the water pump. This was on top of the fact that it needed a new driveline, rear window motor and frame, spring shackles and bushings, power steering pump, and tires. If all that wasn't bad enough, I was having trouble keeping steady pressure on the accelerator when I had a passenger riding with me. Turns out there was a 3 foot rust hole in the drivers floorboard which the carpet had sagged through, and every time the passenger moved their feet, it would move mine. At one point I was ready to set the vehicle on fire.

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