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I am interested in rebuilding my motor for my 1999 yamaha r1 cause it is making a noise in the crankcase and i belive it is the crankshaft so i would like to fix it.would it be a mission to reapir it or should i just scrap the bike. it is a

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If you have a broken crank, you probably have damaged con rods and bearings, probably scuffed combustion chamber walls, probably damage to other internal lower engine parts. Probably have to replace the pistons, rihgs etc. If I were forced to pick a number, Id say you are looking at spending between 2 and 4 thousand dollars. when you are all done, presuming you had all the right tools and did a good job you would have a 10 year old bike. Is the rest of the bike in Primo condition? To get going, you will have to replace the tires and probably tubes. Next you will be dissatisfied with the looks of the saddle ... upgrade = $750.00. How long has it been setting? Carbs need rebuilding?

My opinion is you would do better sellng it for parts and dont set the expetation too high on this.

On the other hand, it could be an intersting learning experience for you to disassemble the engine and transmission and maybe sell the parts off that way.

That is what I think ...

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