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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 01:22:03 AM »
Certainly have been the canary in the coalmine, a bloody good run though. Now you can take the engine & put in in a CRF250 frame like a few have done.
I priced the frame from Sydney City Motorcycles online parts:-
50100-MGZ-J80ZA  $2143.53

It would have to get written off, with all the labour involved to swap around.

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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 02:49:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by gavmac [+]
Certainly have been the canary in the coalmine, a bloody good run though. Now you can take the engine & put in in a CRF250 frame like a few have done.
I priced the frame from Sydney City Motorcycles online parts:-
50100-MGZ-J80ZA  $2143.53

It would have to get written off, with all the labour involved to swap around.

His logic is sound.  :305: :305: :305:
« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 02:50:24 AM by ThirtyOne »

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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 02:58:20 AM »
Wow :005: subbing to thread to see the pictures. Can you at least say if the cracks are on the welding joints or metal itself??

I guess the only good news is the Honda Twin engine can do 55,666 kms (34,589 miles) a year with no issues  :152:

 


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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 03:37:17 AM »
I fail to understand the issue. Get a welder to fix it.
 with a bit of care a good welder could fix it in-situ.

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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 03:54:29 AM »
Commiserations, uku. It's a great loss, but it made 100,000 miles, and that's something.

Under what provision would insurance pay? No accident, theft, or other external forces are involved.

Also, what do you estimate its final cost per mile to be? I'll bet you have driven that number to a surprisingly low value and below that of any new economy car you might have bought instead.

You certainly got more life out of it than most. I'm wondering what the natural lifespan is and whether this a premature death.

I routinely (maybe 1500 times so far) hit a rough railroad crossing at 35 to 45 mph which involves a little air time. I need to pull the tank and look closely once I see your pics. I should check bolts also. Then again, I'm not offroad much, so may be ok.

Congrats in advance for earning a new bike.
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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 04:01:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by kickertwo [+]
Wow :005: subbing to thread to see the pictures. Can you at least say if the cracks are on the welding joints or metal itself??

They were to unwelded metal. The cracks didn't look as dramatic to me as I imagined when my mechanic called, but they are obvious and unsafe. Unfortunately, I just don't have the room to recover the engine and start a project... as much as I've wanted to do something like that for ages, as a learning experience.

As Gavmac said, it will likely be uneconomic to repair. A 2019 model will cost 'about' $9,000 but they haven't arrived in Australia yet. The shipment shouldn't be too far away, though, so (dependent on test rides) I might be on a brand new X in a couple of months.

Skidooboy, I'm not sure that a weld job is legal over here... otherwise the insurance companies would take that (less expensive) route. Pretty clear message from the bike shop is that the poor thing is now lame. Time to bring out the stewards and the shotgun....
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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2019, 04:25:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by gavmac [+]
Certainly have been the canary in the coalmine, a bloody good run though. Now you can take the engine & put in in a CRF250 frame like a few have done.
I priced the frame from Sydney City Motorcycles online parts:-
50100-MGZ-J80ZA  $2143.53

It would have to get written off, with all the labour involved to swap around.
Holy Cow !?!?!?!  I priced the forward frame for the 2014 model on Babbittsonline.com in the US.  There are 2 versions listed:

FRAME *NH303M* (MAT AXIS GRAY METALLIC)
50100-MGZ-A80ZA
Your Price: $479.12

FRAME *NH303M* (MAT AXIS GRAY METALLIC)
50100-MGZ-A81ZA
Your Price: $301.36

How can they justify charging $2143.53, even for a complete frame.
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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2019, 05:59:12 AM »
Justify? HA HA

Later edit to add that here in Aus. the rear subframe 50240-MGZ-J80ZA is not listed as a separate part, so I presume it's included as a jumbo priced bundle!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 06:11:28 AM by gavmac »

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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2019, 06:02:03 AM »
The 2019's are now shown on the Honda Australia web site, no pricing yet. We are only getting matte black.

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Re: RIP Errol?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2019, 10:38:10 AM »
I'm pretty sure that buying from the states and paying for shipping and customs would be still cheaper than dat price if you'd decide to go that way.
Bit hell yeah, a crf500 would be a really fun bike to build if you'll be able to keep the carcass.

 


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