New (again) member with a problem, hoping forum members will help steer me in the right direction (or thread).
I own a 2002 Blackbird that, because of life circumstances (moving house amongst others) sat in my garage for over a year. When I attempted to start the bike, she sounded rough so I decided to put her on the trailer and take her to the local Honda motorcycle dealership for a service.
The shop has now called me back with the following news:
- The gas tank is rusted and will need to be fixed ($300/400, no guaranteed results) or replaced ($900)
- The fuel lines will have to be replaced.
- At that point, the mechanic will take a look at the engine and take it from there.
He estimates minimum $1500/2000 for parts plus the cost of service.
I am not sure what to do as I am not eager to spend that kind of cash on a 17 year old bike that might only be worth $4000.
My options at this time are as follows: Part out the bike (not ideal for me as I know nothing about this process), sell the bike as is (not sure to who?), pay to fix the bike.
I would love to hear other's thoughts about all this of course!
I'm not even sure what could replace my beloved Silver Bullet...although there is a 2018 Hayabusa for sale down the road for $11,000
PS photos attached for common sense.