how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case! - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 04-27-2008, 8:05 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 10-10-2007
Location: WEST VIRGINIA
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

I think I have the solution...

Last August, as I reported earlier on fireblades.org, my '03 954rr developed a crack just below the head gasket. I have since learned this is a problem with this model and have discussed it with several other owners on this site. I'm dissappointed to say that Honda of America offered no help and completely denied the fault.

I was ready to have a new motor installed when a gentleman came to my garage to look at a dirt bike I was selling. He saw my 954 on my lift pushed to the corner of the garage and inquired on the situation. I showed him the crack and what do you know, he was some old harley ridin', hill climbin', hippie who seemed to pick up some mechanical skills (including engine case welding) over the years. Now I have learned that welding would warp the case, even if the motor is taken apart. He says- no you will warp that sure as the world is round but can fill it full of water and seal it with a nickel rod. And never put any heat on the motor block itself. I guess it is something similiar to pipe sotter? didn't even have to drain the oil. He just ruffed it up with a dremel tool, used his torches and nickel? rod. Similiar to brazing, if you know what that is. sealed it right up. He put some type of sealant on it for extra strength (looked like jb weld, but he called it sealant, don't know for sure), and look who's riding now...

Let me know if you have any questions, but i really didn't see it, nor did I understand it.

But just to ease my pain, I let it go to a new home, and am now a proud owner of a new 07 GSXR 1000. Sold all my honda's. everyone of them, down to my sons xr 80.
adguy954 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 04-27-2008, 9:02 PM
Administrator
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-23-2001
Location: Motor City, Michigan
Age: 57
Posts: 8,593
Images: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 44
                     
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

Interesting outcome! I'm curious to know about the rod material he used and the procedure. Glad to hear you got it fixed...even though you ended up selling it.

"It is better to post and risk reposting than to have never posted at all."




Red Rider is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 04-27-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Join Date: 06-22-2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 514
Images: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 10
 
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

unless it was a dealer trade-in, i hope you apprised the buyer of the brazing.

good info, nevertheless.
Ol' Gravy Leg is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 04-28-2008, 8:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 10-10-2007
Location: WEST VIRGINIA
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

ofcourse I informed the buyer, even provided before and after photos. Not to mention, he bought it for 4K. Not bad for a garage kept 954 with no scratches, 2 new tires, full micron exhaust, and lots of extras, and only 10k miles.
adguy954 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-17-2011, 5:19 AM
 
Join Date: 06-17-2011
Location: slovenia
Posts: 1
Images: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

hi there,

(i know it's off the topic about 954rr, but..)
i have a Honda VTR1000F year '99 and the crankcase cracked. now i'm searching for solution - to buy new part and replace it or - seal it weld it whatever...?
i have to mention that is not leaking oil but coolant.

do you think the 'nickel rod' would help? picture attached to see where is cracked (somewhere on the red colored area)...

BIG THANX!
Attached Thumbnails
blok motorja.png‎  
anjajenx is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-17-2011, 9:07 AM
Global Moderator
 
bladeracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-2003
Location: Perth, WestOz
Age: 50
Posts: 32,035
Images: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 226
                     
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjajenx View Post
hi there,

(i know it's off the topic about 954rr, but..)
i have a Honda VTR1000F year '99 and the crankcase cracked. now i'm searching for solution - to buy new part and replace it or - seal it weld it whatever...?
i have to mention that is not leaking oil but coolant.

do you think the 'nickel rod' would help? picture attached to see where is cracked (somewhere on the red colored area)...

BIG THANX!

You'll have to show it a good welder and see whether he thinks it's possible.
Or pick up a replacement engine.
If you have to pay somebody to build it for you the cost of swapping all the internals into a new case could be very expensive.

"I won't forget that ride for a while. Maybe you're right. Living fast might be worth the final crash. Maybe that's the secret you fliers know." - Flight of the Intruder
bladeracer is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 2:15 PM
 
Join Date: 04-12-2013
Location: FLORIDA
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

I have 2003 cbr 954rr it also has a cracked crank case leaking not bad at all,a few drops when i shut it off but I'm sure that wont last long. So someone selling a motor for 1800.00 told me it can be fixed and he should have sold me the motor but he was being nice and said save some money and have it fixed at machine shop,another person said it cant be fixed ???? so did the bike you had fixed ever leak again? what was the out come?
MIKECBR954 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 4:34 PM
 
Join Date: 09-14-2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 594
Images: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 12
           
Re: how to repair the 954rr cracked crank case!

Last Activity: 05-18-2008 7:40 PM

i think it would be fair to say the OP is not coming back here, sold all his honda's and hasn't been here in 5 years.
packman5280 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Search tags for this page

crack in motorcycle crank case how to fix

,

cracked motorcycle engine block

,
crf 150 crank case broke can it be fixed
,

engine case repair

,
harley cracked crankcase epoxy fix
,

honda 954 case material

,
how do i sell a crack in the motorbike engine
,

how to proply seal a crack on a engine caseing on a motorbike as oil is leaking

,

motorcycle engine case repair

,
repairing a crack in motorcycle engine caseing
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cracked crank case on my 954??? adguy954 Honda FireBlade 55 01-17-2011 12:26 PM
WHY WONT THE CRANK CASE COME OFF!!! THICK&THIN=KID Honda FireBlade 2 01-18-2007 10:48 AM
954 and 929 crank case the same? da954 Honda FireBlade 6 11-12-2006 7:34 PM
wanted.. 954rr crank case! da954 Wanted 0 11-11-2006 4:12 PM
Bike knocked over, cracked engine case CBR Riding Fool General Discussion 13 01-28-2006 1:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome