Do you wwn an early British bike or BMW? Wondering if you should bother going into the bottom end and having the sludge trap cleaned or oil slinger serviced? Take a look at what we found in a recent bottom end service on 1972 Triumph Bonneville T120R.
Notice how the sludge trap opening is almost completely filled. Had this completely filled and not been cleaned out, oil would not be able to reach the rod bearings and could cause serious engine damage.
The final step in our total engine rebuilding is to run/start the engine & create a video.
This intensive, 100% rebuild with paint, polishing, re-chroming & many new parts = 34 labor hours.
The shiny bits you see in this debris are tiny metal shavings from the internals of the engine such as bearing material.
Some of the many parts that make up a Honda CB750 engine. Parts have been cleaned & bead blasted
Top end Engine rebuild of a 1972 Honda CB750 K2 Four. It was rebuild for a restoration that took over 7 months to complete. The engine rebuild required 25 hours of labor & included a review of the clutch & transmission. @ $4,500 project
Complete Engine rebuild of a 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R. The bike had been "restored" by another shop, but after only 3 miles, the engine leaked oil so badly the customer brought it to us to be rebuild. The customer had the crank shaft balanced by House of Balance in Maryland. When it returned to us, this top & bottom end engine rebuild with engine case polishing required 19 hours of labor + parts. @ $3,500 US project
Engine cases after being cleaned Randy installing new bearings
crankshaft & parts to be sent out for balancing
Timing gears being removed
Bottom end engine cases
Getting ready to go back into frame
Timing gear & oil pump lubricated
Clutch basket & belt drive primary
Complete engine rebuild of a 1971 Honda CL350 K3. Click HERE to see a 3-minute video discussing the engine disassembly and engine parts. This rebuild took 16 hours + parts @ $2,500 US
Painted & clear coated engine covers
Clean, organized & ready for re-assembly
Complete top & bottom engine rebuild with full cosmetics &
The reason this engine is being profiled is because it was "rebuilt" by a professional motorcycle mechanic. Our pictures will illustrate the difference between their version of a rebuild and our version of an engine rebuild.
This rebuild is estimated to take 18 hours + parts @ $3,000 US