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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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SLC - Engine Rebuild

Toying with the idea of having my 750 rebuilt over the winter. Are there any "backyard mechanics" in SLC who are known to be really good with rebuilding these v-twins? I have toyed with doing it myself, but I think I'd just get flustered and ruin a decent bike. I don't want to pay a formal shop to do it, because of the astronomical cost.

Looking for someone with a good reputation.

Thanks - and if anyone's ever interested in an SLC meet up, I'd love to ride. PM me and we can swap contact info.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 07:30 PM
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I've been looking for a rebuild as well and haven't come across anything, when I do I'll be sure to post it here.

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I've been looking for a rebuild as well and haven't come across anything, when I do I'll be sure to post it here.
Why do you think your motor needs to be rebuilt?
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It's a valid question - it probably doesn't. At the time, I was thinking about making it bullet-proof by rebuilding it, but honestly? I just turned 20,000 miles on the bike yesterday--there's not a Honda engine in the world that can't go 20,000 miles. That's like the break-in period.

I do see some oil leaking from the camshaft grommets, but that's probably just due to age. I think there are bigger fish to fry with the bike.
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It's a valid question - it probably doesn't. At the time, I was thinking about making it bullet-proof by rebuilding it, but honestly? I just turned 20,000 miles on the bike yesterday--there's not a Honda engine in the world that can't go 20,000 miles. That's like the break-in period.

I do see some oil leaking from the camshaft grommets, but that's probably just due to age. I think there are bigger fish to fry with the bike.
I wouldn't put time and money into rebuilding an engine with only 20,000 miles on it. Just keep riding it and enjoy. I was actually referring to Lando as his bike is a 2003.
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The Engine is already bullet proof. I wouldn't think anyone could over proof it. Mine has 46,000 on it still runs like new. It is a 2007 Spirit 750.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-21-2015, 09:53 PM
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Yup 140,000 miles on the 1100. No rebuild yet


2000 Honda Shadow Spirit VT1100C



Where's the book of John Hopkins at now?
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