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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Oh Great Broken Crankshaft

Had some noise in the primary for awhile, whining or whirling, something like that. Took it to my Indy this morning and was informed a broken crankshaft. Got a quote to fix it and when it hit $1100 this, $1300 that, my ears closed off. Would appreciate any advice on what or what not to do. 2013 Road Glide 16,500 miles. Anything else to do while it's opened up and what parts to use?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 04:40 PM
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Well, now would be the time to upgrade to an S&S crank, or a reman one from Darkhorse. Unless you look for a used motor or takeout motor. I saw a 2016 Road Glide motor on Craigslist the other day for like $2500, and I think they said it had like 16 miles on it, so there's options out there, just pick the one that fits your budget. Even if you do get a stock replacement crank, think about having it trued and welded by Darkhorse.
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bigb64 on here sold his 2016 103" engine for $1800 I think it was last week, definitely look into a used or new takeoff before spending thousands on repair unless you upgrade crank & go the 117" route.


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Didn't think of a used engine and found one for $1699 with 15k on it. Might go that route and have some spare heads for later mods. Y'all think swapping engines would be a hair more frugal ? Haven't discussed that option with my Indy but will in the morning.

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Didn't think of a used engine and found one for $1699 with 15k on it. Might go that route and have some spare heads for later mods. Y'all think swapping engines would be a hair more frugal ? Haven't discussed that option with my Indy but will in the morning.
I honestly think its a smarter move financially, as long as the new motor is in good shape. Probably cheaper in labor to just swap the motor too. As you said, there's gonna be some parts from the old motor that you can use in the future. You'll probably have less down time with just swapping the motor as well. If I were to purchase a used motor, I'd have your indy do a leak down test on it, and maybe bore scope the cylinders to see what the pistons and cylinders look like. Some dealerships have brand new take out motors sitting in the back room too. Some people upgrade right to a 120" before they even take delivery of their bikes. That might be another option.
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A Rushmore 103 HO would be a good way to go.
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There are low or no mile take out 103 motors available. If your not pressed for time, I wouldn't jump on the first motor you find. Take your time and find that gem out there.

Anyway, best of luck getting back in the wind
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We just sent a 110" engine home yesterday with a client, after a 124" replacement/mods.
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Had some noise in the primary for awhile, whining or whirling, something like that. Took it to my Indy this morning and was informed a broken crankshaft. Got a quote to fix it and when it hit $1100 this, $1300 that, my ears closed off. Would appreciate any advice on what or what not to do. 2013 Road Glide 16,500 miles. Anything else to do while it's opened up and what parts to use?
You had a noise in the primary for "a while"? What exactly is broke? That doesn't sound like a crank. Crank would be bad vibration or a number of other things nut whirring in the primary doesn't sound right. Does it?

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There are low or no mile take out 103 motors available. If your not pressed for time, I wouldn't jump on the first motor you find. Take your time and find that gem out there.

Anyway, best of luck getting back in the wind
Agree...locally there are '16 motors with 0 miles for 2K to 4000 miles for 1600..they are out there...not sure of mississipi...then theres Hillsides customer..that may be interesting if youre into 110....personally I'd opt for the 103...

It is odd at 16K miles for a crankshaft to go?..geez...esertwndrr may have a point, maybe a second opinion...

Your ride is disassembled at the shop? Is the motor out What's the charge for the diagnosis? Best of luck, hope it all works out for you...

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