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Hi Ndeboy, sorry to hear of your trouble. Being from Texas I cannot help with a repair shop in your area. I can answer a few questions for you though. The 1100 doesn't have lifters, it is overhead cam, the cam lobe drives a rocker arm and the arm drives the valve. If one is too loose, it can give the ticking sound like a lifter in an automotive engine.

Off the top of my head, I can't think of a scenario that would shut the engine down and then go away after a simple oil changeunless it was actually heat related.How much metal flake did you find in the oil and how many miles does the engine have on it? As for repairing or replacing, if something has come loose in there and wasted itself, then repairing may be very expensive. Used engines are available through ebay or a bike breaker and may be the simplest and least expensive route to getting back on the road. Remember that if you go the replacement route, you should also replace the timing belts on the (new) engine and probably the water pump also.

It is almost impossible to find a Honda dealer around here that will work on one of these old bikes. (or that can for that matter) Perhaps one of the members that lives up your way will chime in with some suggestions, maybe an independent.
 
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