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    Hi all,

    I need a new engine for my F800S after it went bang.

    Does anyone have any places I can try other than Sherlocks and Motorworks? They both say they have no stock at the moment.

    Would appreciate any help as it's my only transport and it's a logistical pain being without a working bike!

    If anyone has a bike that could act as a donor I'd be interested to hear about that too! I think the ST is an identical engine, so would be open to that too.

    Thanks,
    Ben.

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    Thanks Mokkybear - I hadn't realised the GT is also the same, I'll keep an eye out for one of those engines too. Not having much luck at the moment.

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    I'm debating breaking the bike for parts as I need transport sorting and an engine appears to be hard to come by. Anyone interested? Apart from the engine, the rest of the bike is good, especially the Matt black wrapped fairing (yellow underneath if you peel it off).

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    Sorry to hear of your woes. What is wrong with it? Top or bottom end? Top end may be serviceable?

    Otherwise keep an eye on ebay, try a silly bid on any runner, you might get lucky. Breaking for spares not a bad idea but quite a lot of work to strip it - unless you can sell complete. To motorworks or sherlocks. Doh!

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    Got one from MotorWorks, they had another one in, but the older silver one and only 1 month warranty.

    Not a lot of them about though

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    Out of curiosity, was that a custom, or off the shelf, wrap and was it expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiswitsend View Post
    Out of curiosity, was that a custom, or off the shelf, wrap and was it expensive?
    Hi,
    The wrap was a custom job from a local vehicle wrapper - cost £250 about a week before the engine went pop!

    Anyone wanna buy the fairings before I break the bike? The wrap is in pristine condition. Underneath it's yellow in pretty good condition. The wrap will last five years or so and just peels off when you fancy a change.

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    Sod's law! Not too bad price wise other than that.

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    My F800S engine blew big time Sept 2016, it was a Silver one from a 2006, probably big ends (there was big end plain bearing material in the oil). From what I was told the early engines in Silver do have problems. Re-con engines seem to be very rare and quite expensive, probably wise not to bother with another Silver one. I gave up as I needed a bike and and sold the bike spares or re-pair I think (cannot quite remember) I got ~£600 for it, had 2 new Dunlop SP4's with <400 miles but there you go. Bought a Triumph Street Triple

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    I got a salvage Wee Strom with bent forks for $380 from a guy locally. Oranges and Apples, I know, but sometimes easy fixes can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NABA View Post
    My F800S engine blew big time Sept 2016, it was a Silver one from a 2006, probably big ends (there was big end plain bearing material in the oil). From what I was told the early engines in Silver do have problems. Re-con engines seem to be very rare and quite expensive, probably wise not to bother with another Silver one. I gave up as I needed a bike and and sold the bike spares or re-pair I think (cannot quite remember) I got ~£600 for it, had 2 new Dunlop SP4's with <400 miles but there you go. Bought a Triumph Street Triple

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    Yep, I've also given up. Bought an 18k miles r1100s for a good price. Motorworks offered me 600 for the f800. I'll see if I can get any better via eBay, if not motorworks can have it.

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    I just Ebay-ed an engine here. The US seems to have several but the cost of shipping would be a hoser.
    The 1100S otta be fun. Perhaps more reliable. Dump the dead one and enjoy !
    I can't imagine the work and bother one would endure parting out the bike. My hat is off to those that sell us good stuff from their collection of parts.

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    I am interested in a complete set of yellow panels .
    How much do u want .
    Or if the price is right I could take the whole bike as spares for mine .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormbringer@53 View Post
    I am interested in a complete set of yellow panels .
    How much do u want .
    Or if the price is right I could take the whole bike as spares for mine .
    John
    Hi John,

    £700 for the whole bike would be good. I don't really want to sell the fairings on their own now as motorworks tell me they don't want the bike if the fairings aren't included, so I'd end up with having to break the bike which to be honest I can't be bothered with!

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I just Ebay-ed an engine here. The US seems to have several but the cost of shipping would be a hoser.
    The 1100S otta be fun. Perhaps more reliable. Dump the dead one and enjoy !
    I can't imagine the work and bother one would endure parting out the bike. My hat is off to those that sell us good stuff from their collection of parts.
    I owned a '01 R1100S for about 4 years / 25,000 miles. The new '07 F800ST that I traded it for proved to be a superior bike in every respect (quickness, speed, braking, agility, smoothness, fuel efficiency, weight) except for stability. I'm a fan of the Telelever and the R was a better bike on less than perfect roads, but that was about it.


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    Ok I will have it can you give me a call
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