we were very glad that Hope Too is on the move again after staying 19days with Gary and Heather.
we continued the journey north, about 1 hour or so, the bike started to lose power. i stopped by a gas station, took out the tank and adjusted the carbs.
after half hour, the bike had a loud cranking sound and we stopped. Gary came from 200km away and fetched us to the nearest motel. the next day, we loaned a truck for US$200+, loaded everything, including Hope Too and drive my 'whole family' towards Houston, where Dave 'adopted' us.
got some stocks in for the long stay at Dave's house.
i opened up the rear cylinder today, found that the piston is cracked, cylinder head is damaged. new valves were broken.
piston cracked. that semi circle black thing is a folded piece of metel from the valve seat.
again i took out some more parts today, 22nd july. the cylinder wall is cracked and chipped. the pieces couldn't be found. it could be inside the engine.
the connecting rod is bend side ways.
where is our Hope? where is our Hope? if only in 2007 sept, Hope was not being stolen in malaysia. If only i had not been busy body and went to Malaysia to visit a friend in a Hospital. If only i had an extra lock to lock the wheel of Hope. This would not happen to me now with Hope Too.
give me a place to complain.
let me have some time off to think about another solution.
i do not want to end the trip.
i do not want to buy another motorcycle.
if anyone could help me to find an engine in anypart of the world, i would need to replace that urgently and desprately.
why? why me again?
goh mia chun