Originally Posted by NunyaBidness
I also agree with Deacon, and I'll add this, there ARE ways to make these motors safe. I have done it and many others have, if they hadn't, I would not have know what to do in order to make it safe.
I can understand your frustrations, I've had a few myself, but I stand by my statement that they can be made safe.
When the engine mounts failed and the whole engine fell off the bike, the chain, after flying off the drive sprocket, took a large chunk right out of the side of the engine. This is what tells me that the whole thing is constructed of such low quality metal that there is no way to make them safe. Replace all the nuts and bolts you want, the whole thing is so cheesy, it could blow apart at any time. I'll stick to riding my Yamaha. Yes, I'm faced with all the dangers of the open road, and the thrills of cruising on two wheels, but at least I can feel comfortable that the machine I'm on is made of real metal.