In reference to the post below, found here: http://www.korider.com/forum/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8271
Welcome to the club, but you are the first that I know with two engines failed on the same bike.
Question: was the first engine rebuilt or replaced.
yours is a 2006 GT650?
Hi, remember me? Apparently not. Because i'd talked to you directly
about the 2 engine failures i'd had in & outside of this forum & you'd also viewed (& commented) regarding some online 'content' of my story. Interesting.
This post ^ is what caused me to re-sign up on this forum. Trust me though i'm not really here to comb over what i went through.
After i got rid of my hyo there was little question as to what my next bike would be. A Honda.
Before i talk about that though, i'd also like to add that he & i are not the only people to have multiple blown engines on a GT650R.
My last 'departure' from this forum i was really pissed off
& i do apologize for that. Reasonably i can understand the reaction from Skadamo.
PLENTY of time has went by now & that's no accident. I wanted enough time, blown engines & problems to go by to make it clear that i was not an exception.
I damn near had every single problem ever posted here regarding the GT650R.
Don't forget who was the first person on this forum to post an actual picture of a GT650R. I'm also fairly positive i was the first on this forum to buy one (05)
I held off for months & said nothing about the problems i'd been having to save the face of the forum & Hyosung. But when (i'm assuming) Skadamo started to wonder why i'd not really posted much (he asked) i started to flat out tell him & the forum what was really going on.
Granted i was rude & times and quite blunt, but you gotta cut me a little slack at least, i went through a whole hell of a lot.
Anyways i'm gonna cut the soap box off here and start talking about what i was originally (eventually) planning on posting about.
That's the Honda.
I can't express the difference on a forum. It's amazing. ~3mo & after saving money i went out and bought an 07 600RR.
14k miles later guess how many problems i've had? ZERO
- Not kidding, Not exaggerating.
I've ridden it across multiple states, 2k+ mile road trip, in the snow, mud gravel freeway mountains twisties big cities even on track you name it i've ridden the Honda through it. Reliably.
& I FINALLY got to ride with my dad, which the Hyo put a 2 year hold on. I can't tell you how much that meant to me and how badly i wanted to do that & how long the Hyosung put that off.
That was at least half the reason i even bought a bike in the first place. Can't tell you how depressed i was for 2 years while 'battling'.
The Honda is amazing & i'm confident this thing will last as long as i want or need it to. All i've ever done is oil changes, replaced the front pads once, & tires. Literally.
Oh and that thing scared the bejezus out of me when i first got it, i caught my front wheel off the ground out of first gear a few times.
All is well now, my moto life is changed for the better & for good. I'll never purchase a non-major brand of bike again.
Changing gears slightly.
Guys, you probly bought a Hyosung for the same reason i did. We're not rich & the temptation of a brand new bike that seems like a good deal was just too hard to pass by. Trust me i understand.
But may i suggest, if you can wait, 3-4 maybe even 5 months and save a little bit more for a down payment on a Honda (or really any of the big 4's) .. again can't express how 'worth it' it really is. (new 07's = cheaper now btw)
If you just can't wait or you just can't save enough money start hunting on craigslist or whatever ~local online posting site to find a big 4 used. Any of the big 4's 02+ or newer you really can't go wrong. Including an SV650, which i have since ridden too. 01 F4i isn't bad either (rode that too) If nothing else, consider the 08 kawa 250, it's had a couple minor recalls but again.. let this post be your saving grace.
I know there's a few people here with 15 *maybe* 20k miles on their (05 or better) Hyo's but i'm telling you i don't buy it. Not that i don't believe the mileage is possible. But what this comes down to is what i'd said a year+ ago. If you RIDE a hyosung like a sports bike (or extensively) it will break. Oh, & there's no question as to the non-stock build (& maintenance) of the ~2-3 Hyosungs on track(s).
Under no circumstance would i suggest a Hyosung to anyone. It's actually a ~long-time running joke now in diff forums & chats that i frequent. Not because of my story, but i've since met multiple people (+/-locally) who've owned 250's & 650 Hyos. If they aren't in denial they're prepping to get rid of it. The only exception i can think of was this one guy i met with an older (04?) Comet.
No one knows how hard it is to admit you bought a brand new POS better than i do. I could barely look anyone in the face if they ever asked anything regarding functionality or reliability. (post getting over denial)
Trust me, i had my tail between my legs for a long time.
- Oh and i've been watching this forum closely since my 'departure'.
I might update or post more.