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    2000 Polaris Pro 1200 rdizz81's Avatar
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    SBT motors Survey?

    Just wondering what people here think about the SBT rebuild motors?

    are they good or known to have issues?


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    Search is your friend. This subject has been beat to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    Search is your friend. This subject has been beat to death.
    yes it has...

    from what i have read i would buy some parts from them but would not buy a hole motor from them.. do a search and it will come up with lots of threads

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    You'll never find one in any of my watercraft.

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    If you are going to get yours rebuilt, send it to Jay

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    From all the sbt motors that have came through my shop. All of the cylinders are on theie very last bore. Even if you give them your old cylinder that has std bore. They will bore their cylinder to the very last one no matter what size it is. There cases are usually machined which is not good. They buy the last over sized pistons because no one ever buys them. They get a huge discount when they buy tons. Plus there crankshaft bearings and connecting rods suck. High torque starters are crap also. I don't personally buy from them. But some of my customers prefer to save money and end up learning the hard way. You get what you pay for....Spend the extra money and buy good quality parts. There plenty of helpful info. here on the forum on rebuilding the motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32DegH2O View Post
    You'll never find one in any of my watercraft.
    Since it's a survey..... I agree with Scott's above statement...I would never put one in my ski.

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    Better off getting yours rebuilt with quality parts. I'd never put an sbt in my ski either, but i rebuild all my own so i know EXACTLY what i have when i'm done. Totally opposite with SBT, you never know what you're getting quality wise. Some people have had to use the warranty numerous times and even though the warranty is no fault which is good, it doesn't cover labor so if you need to use the warranty 3 times, you're either paying someone 3 times to put it in and out or your wrenching that much yourself. At $90 per hour labor at the dealership you'd go broke.

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    had to use the warranty 2x and once I sold it had to use it again. NEVER would an SBT motor be in any of my boats again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plrs X45 View Post
    had to use the warranty 2x and once I sold it had to use it again.
    That story sounds familiar. Almost like a broken record. That's why i laugh when people brag about their motors because of the warranty. Wouldn't it be a better motor if you DIDN'T have to use the warranty? Maybe it's just me. I've never had one that i built come back.

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