Re: Kit Longevity Updates...
My first engine is on its second bike. The original "Tempus" - a Micargi Huntington - was in a bad wreck with an F150. Frame was bent and cracked. The float bowl of the carb got cracked also. But I went over the rest of the engine with everything short of a microscope. It was fine. New carb did the trick.
It is now bolted to the JC Higgins in my avatar. I haven't had a speedo hooked up to it in more than a couple years so I don't have a clue how many miles. But the engine's been running fine since early 2010, so at least three years of running like new.
"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