Re: to tear down or not
I bought my own engine from That'sDax years ago. At that time, I'd read that he had a good reputation for customer service in many people's opinion. So I did not feel a complete tear-down was absolutely necessary.
But I did check for lubrication in the clutch actuation, checked head bolts and case bolts and carburettor assembly. It all seemed to have either been gone-over before or assembled with some care. This same engine survived a wreck that the original bike it was on did not. It is now mounted in my current bike and running fine, so I am resisting the temptation to muck about with it too much.
"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style