Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Not sure what to do. Fix it or scrap it
I'm heading back to Mesa AZ near the end of January for a couple of months. My poor ol 82 1100gl needs some fixing. The ol gal has over 300,000k. I don't have a place to work on it in Mesa as we stay in a Retirement Trailer Park, so I'm having to get the work done, and it is a good shop I've talked too. They've even put it to me if its' worth doing or not which really got me thinking. The head gasket blew last year and cylinder #3 filled right up with antifreeze.
Head gasket - Timing belts - Rear tire - Brakes - Oil change need to be done at the very least. That adds up to just over $1,000.00 and where else could it go from there????
This job could end up around $3,000+, if I run into other issues like doing the other head, complications of antifreeze getting into the cylinder, carbs, or other time worn issues that might arise with so many miles. Coin that could be put into another bike.
This dear old scoot has done me a service as it had 23,000k on it when I bought in 1985 and has hauled us from Alaska to the Gulf and from the East to West coast a few times. Other than oil changes, plugs, tires, brake pads, a couple sets of timing belts, it hasn't had anything else done to it.
Man should not get attached to machine.....
2003 That is the fastest Red I've seen
2010 That is Black and has a Black Trailer on the Back.
Riding a 4 wheeler and 2 of them are on the trailer
My hair is white, my neck is red, my collar is blue.
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