What are peoples opinions on what to do with a broken down bike (or car, boat etc..)? Right now I am in a situation where I have a 2001 XR400 with a broken counter shaft and some other issues. I got the bike in a trade but it was about a $2200 value about a year and a half ago. I rode the bike probably 1,000 miles 90% off road trails and dirt roads in the time I have owned it. I am ready for a newer bike but I really like the xr400 and it would be a great bike to have in the garage for a friend to ride or a backup when my new expensive high maintenance bike is out of commission. I am planning on doing a full rebuild. New bearings, and seals in the bottom end, new piston and cylinder, maybe some head work, and a good general cleaning and replacement of all the other worn out bits. It will cost me around $1500 to get the bike back together in good working shape. But then I will have a bike that is worth about the same I got it for $2200. I feel like I should just scrap the bike, part out anything that is worth any money. I could probably get $1200 back out of it + if I add the $1500 I am planning on spending to rebuild it I will have $2700 to go buy a different running xr400. I see a big benefit to rebuilding a bike and putting more money into it then its worth because in the end (Especially with a XR) you will have a reliable bike ready for about 17 years of abuse. I think either way I will be rebuilding my bike since I want to learn how to do all of this work myself and I already have most of the parts on order. I am just interested to hear other peoples stories of their bikes breaking down, what they did, how it turned out, and what they would have done differently.