Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada
Hope to soon be Wee rider
Hey everyone I'm currently in the middle of my motorcycle license course here in Quebec and by the end of next month should have my 11 month probationary license. Getting your motorcycle license in Quebec is akin to doing a marathon. OK, so I've found a 2008 Wee with ABS with 69,000 Km (42,000 Miles) for a great price, but the bike is very far from where I live and I was told that the bike needs new turn signals, a new turn signal switch, chain and sprockets. I have no idea about how it runs at all, nor anything about the "real" general condition of the bike until I go and see it. From my reading so far in this forum I have come up with a fair list of those things I should look for, which is great. Now, I'm wondering, if the engine was badly treated and does require maintenance, would any of you have any idea how much an engine rebuild might cost? I know this is a crazy question, but say the engine was in pretty bad shape and needed new seals, perhaps rings, etc... As I mentioned the bike is being sold for a very good price, so even factoring in major engine work might still be worth it. Other things I could do myself like the turn signals and such.
This is a great forum and I look forward to many hours of reading and learning.
Thanks - slandi