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I'm thinking about having someone go into my 750 Nighthawk's motor and replace all the gaskets and seals. Might as well have them do the cam chain tensioner etc. while they're in there. I'm guessing it will cost a pretty penny. Wonder what just replacing the motor with a rebuilt one (trade mine in, have someone else do the swap) would cost in comparison? Or selling it as is (everything is great; just leaks oil) and buying a newer Nighthawk off craigslist?
 

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Going with a Rebuilt Engine may well be a better option .. The Engineer in me in me cringes when one calls an Engine a Motor .. Sorry ... :)
 

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Ya, but that might be more money than an 80's Nighthawk is worth. That's a decision you'll have to make.
 

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If you got a used one, it becomes a matter of how well do you trust the seller.
I have bought two used. The one in my Seca has good compression and runs great. Has a slight oil leak from the head gasket which I will fix one day. My 1100 motor has good 35 k written on it. So it is a low mileage engine. Got the engine and frame, rear end and front forks for $100-.
Rebuilt if the cost fits, would be better if you do not trust a used seller.

Unkle Crusty*
 
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