The hondamatic cost me $1,100 (new), not hard to install if your handy with a wrench. I replaced the oil pump, timing chain, rings/piston while I was in there just because. If I were to run across another one for the same price and with the same problem, I'd do it again in a heart beat.
2001 Foreman Rubicon "$650 Project"
2009 Foreman Rubicon "$500 Project"