I picked up a “great deal” on a mini bike off Craigslist in June. It ran super-strong. When I ran it in the driveway for a while, it blew the engine. Turns out it had a massive oil leak and was bone dry. Dumb mistake – buying the bike without checking the oil and looking more closely for leaks. Doh!
I decided to rebuild it! 🙂 Now that I have it apart, it’s apparent that a new engine is a cheaper alternative. Blown head, cracked crank cases…the new engine is coming in the mail now. Wish me luck!