Yes and no. Once I have this one together it's going to be reliable, rock solid, and a joy to take out and hammer as much as I want, basically forever. Oil and tires, and an occasional TBS and/or valve check. No guessing or wondering if something is going to bite me unexpectedly. (Most likely I'll get the sasquatch suspension upgrades at some point.) Buying another bike was never a possibility due to only having limited funds at a time. If it *was* an option, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't...I'd fix this one. I spent $4k on this one; was I just going sell it - broken - and lose $3k or more? Who would buy a bike that needs all this work? Plus, any used bike is going to have issues; maybe just as many issues (minus the broken motor) as this bike, so I'd be starting over...*and* I'd need to spend more money (hopefully not $2k!) to bring it up to my (now) standard.Just read the whole epic thread. Looks like a ton of work. On the plus side you will know every bit of the bike. Wondering though, since you can buy a dl1000 for about 2k - do you think it has been worth all the parts you have had to throw at the bike?
I'd rather have just spent the $169 on a new chain back in Jan '18 and not broken my motor.
But, life has no "undo" button.
So I am where I am, with no choice now but to suck it up and fix this thing. Which I shall do.