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Dears,
I am Akram Ali From Egypt and currently living in Kuwait.
Its my first thread here, and i wont make it long, but kindly i need all the support i can get.
I just bought my 2006 Vulcan 2000 Custom " fully customized body parts and design", apparently it wasnt a good deal as the bike has 20K miles on it but apparently the engine is working fine, a lot of vibrations and started eating Oil!, i sent it to the workshop 2 of them!, and both confirmed that its a faulty engine and it needs full repair.
Anyway after a full week of engine deassembley and inspections the LIST arrived, and Guys its huge list with over 30 items, all of them are Engine parts " pistons, cylinders..etc", and engine repair cost will pass the 4K$ mark!!.
So i need to know your opinions if should i proceed with such repair or shall i buy a Full engine, but i am worried that used engines might be faulty.
Any suggestions or help, i am open to all ideas and thoughts .
I need to repair my bike and get it in good shape in 20 days, but i feel its huge amount of money to renew and fix the engine.



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Very unusual for a 2k engine with that low milage being scrap.
Never heard about a full rebuilt at all, we have bikes with over 200.000km in our group with unopened engines.
Vibrations are normal, but what is too much?
You don't have stock air cleaner and pipes, you have a fuel processor, probably with a wrong map?
How much oil consumption? What kind of oil?
It's quiet warm in your region, you should try 20W50 first, that quiets the engine.
A used motor, probably not a good idea, why should an motor be removed of this stunning bike. Accident, motor damaged?
 

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Thanks @Kleinerfrank for your reply, actually my thought that the guy i bought the bike from maybe was not taking care of anything related to the engine, as the engine has no oil almost and once you fill it it literally eats it which indicate a serious problem with the cylinders!, also i agree with you on your advice about used engines yet i am stuck with a dead bike now and dont know what to do


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If it is apart, then not much I can help with.
White smoke usually means too rich and sometimes coolant burning too, not necessarily oil.
If it were rich on an ongoing basis, it could dilute the oil with fuel and eventually lead to engine wear.
If it were coolant, the same would apply.

These are only guesses at this point.

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Would really have needed to see a video of the white smoke coming out, to help judge what was going on.

and yea, i have NEVER heard of a V2K needing an engine rebuilt. but.. like anything else, if it's not taking care of, it will wear out.
 

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Would really have needed to see a video of the white smoke coming out, to help judge what was going on.



and yea, i have NEVER heard of a V2K needing an engine rebuilt. but.. like anything else, if it's not taking care of, it will wear out.


Thanks man for the support, i ll upload a video of the engine at idle and you will notice that there is weird sounds


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This is just a guess at this, but with the miles as low as they are what do you guys think about a issue with the break in period of the bike? most bikes off the line need to be ran and serviced a certain way at certain mile caps like 500-1000 miles its suppose to be taken in and serviced and for the 1st 1500-2000 its not suppose to be hot dogged at all. i had a buddy that cooked a motor on a bike that had 10 miles on it from the show room floor, he got to about 350 miles on it before he had internal failing.

if the break in wasn't done correctly it could have lead to rapid engine wear?.

the only other thing is this looks like a heavily modified bike so a previous mechanic could have messes up some where on the internals or tired to reuse old gaskets while working on it. ive seen that done. it never ends well. but im with the others ive never seen a v2k have a full engine failure at that low miles. the only advice i would give is do a cost compare , new motor vs the rebuild . sometimes doing the rebuild is a more reliable way to go because it will give you the ease of mind that you know the guts are all new and you shouldn't have any issues.
 

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sometimes doing the rebuild is a more reliable way to go because it will give you the ease of mind that you know the guts are all new and you shouldn't have any issues.
IF, and a big IF, the person doing the work has the expertise, otherwise the problems could be endless and ongoing!
 

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IF, and a big IF, the person doing the work has the expertise, otherwise the problems could be endless and ongoing!
And thats a significant problem!!
No-one of our german Vulcan group knows about a local dealer having serious experience or knowledge about the 2k motor.
And how should they? Usually those engines are rock solid, no need to dig in it deeply.
 

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And thats a significant problem!!
No-one of our german Vulcan group knows about a local dealer having serious experience or knowledge about the 2k motor.
And how should they? Usually those engines are rock solid, no need to dig in it deeply.
Thats no joke. a lot of people i deal with i leave scratching their heads thats why communitys like this are so awesome. no one seems to know anything about these bikes its the cost of owning such a amazing machine . but what i mean to this claim i said was if you take it in to have the rebuild done some shops have a warranty on their work so if the problem persist they will own up and be responsible since they didnt get it in the 1st place.

if they are saying the extent of the damage done needs all of that id lean to a gasket leak that cause the motor to run hot possibly and cooked the rings and warped the pistons or worse. they might also be saying if problem A is wrong that problem B is likely also wrong so its safer to replace the bundle of parts. you might be getting it with extra work that dont need done persay but to be on the safe side they are replacing the group of parts to make sure to get the problem solved. hope that makes some sense , i had a few drinks tonight and am a little clouded on my thoughts :grin2:
 

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This is just a guess at this, but with the miles as low as they are what do you guys think about a issue with the break in period of the bike? most bikes off the line need to be ran and serviced a certain way at certain mile caps like 500-1000 miles its suppose to be taken in and serviced and for the 1st 1500-2000 its not suppose to be hot dogged at all. i had a buddy that cooked a motor on a bike that had 10 miles on it from the show room floor, he got to about 350 miles on it before he had internal failing.



if the break in wasn't done correctly it could have lead to rapid engine wear?.



the only other thing is this looks like a heavily modified bike so a previous mechanic could have messes up some where on the internals or tired to reuse old gaskets while working on it. ive seen that done. it never ends well. but im with the others ive never seen a v2k have a full engine failure at that low miles. the only advice i would give is do a cost compare , new motor vs the rebuild . sometimes doing the rebuild is a more reliable way to go because it will give you the ease of mind that you know the guts are all new and you shouldn't have any issues.


Thanks buddy for the info, actually the bike is heavily customized, but engine was never touched, but the previous owner for almost 5 years was not taking care of the service as he used to ride it like 1 mile every two weeks, basically around his house, as for the parts, i have reached to a good deal with Kawasaki Japan and a descent discount so now most of the upper engine part will be totally renewed for about 3K$, please let me know what do you think


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Thats no joke. a lot of people i deal with i leave scratching their heads thats why communitys like this are so awesome. no one seems to know anything about these bikes its the cost of owning such a amazing machine . but what i mean to this claim i said was if you take it in to have the rebuild done some shops have a warranty on their work so if the problem persist they will own up and be responsible since they didnt get it in the 1st place.



if they are saying the extent of the damage done needs all of that id lean to a gasket leak that cause the motor to run hot possibly and cooked the rings and warped the pistons or worse. they might also be saying if problem A is wrong that problem B is likely also wrong so its safer to replace the bundle of parts. you might be getting it with extra work that dont need done persay but to be on the safe side they are replacing the group of parts to make sure to get the problem solved. hope that makes some sense , i had a few drinks tonight and am a little clouded on my thoughts :grin2:


Thanks Man, it makes all the sense, and definitely we checked for Oil leak and we think its part of the problem, that's why the workshop requested hell alot of parts, to seal this problem once and for all .. LOL. I am speaking about a lot of parts " please check the image", but the mechanic told me after this consider your engine Zero milage a gain, and frankly i felt its more safe and a good investment to the bike



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i think the cheapest motor i seen for sale used was for about 2500 $ American. so for 3k and for it to be counted and zero miles after rebuild it seems like this would be a good way to go if you have the coin to spend on it, a lot of us are budget builder and have to pinch pennys where we can and cut what costs we are able. its a really sweet looking scoot you got there and would likely be worth the investment i imagine that your bike appraises for a pretty good amount of money past the normal retail. out of curiosity if you don't mind how much cash are you into the bike for?
 
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