Ok, so this really sucks.
My first real catastrophic engine failure on any of my bikes... While riding at about 50mph today, I heard a sudden snap sound, and then, the bike revved like crazy, but zero power. Running fine, just no go when I twist the throttle...
I though my clutches had given out or broken in some way...
When I removed the cover, my jaw dropped.
Snapped my crank. Also broke a tooth off of my primary gear.
Here are the pics:
So, I've got a kickstart Korado engine that needs a new crank, and a primary gear.
I'm guessing I'll never be able to find one. At least, not one for less than $$$$$... I know they are different because the gears on the Korado are cut backwards compared to the regular E50. Not sure if the kickstart Korado was the only one like this - possibly the pedal version Korado engines had the same crank?
So, my beautiful, fast, fun Pinto may have ridden it's last ride.
Sucks soooooooooooooo hard.
Anybody have any idea where I might find a kickstart Korado crank and primary gear? Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
Just not my week.