My 02 RS
1600 (48,xxx miles) had a bad thing happen a couple of weeks ago while on a trip. I thought I heard a very slight tapping at highway speeds, but the people I was with couldn't hear it. There was no change in performance or power, but 15 miles later there was a loud pop, a cloud of black smoke and a lot of clanging. The motor died and I pulled over immediately. My wrench hasn't had the space in his shop to take a look at it yet, but said it didn't sound very promising. He recommended going with a used engine instead of a rebuild, if it's needed, would be a less expensive route. We will know more when he gets to take a look at it. I've called a couple of local (Dallas) bike junk yards and they don't currently have any RS engines. Could I go with a 1700 or have to stay with a 1600? Any suggestions or recommendations?