08-08-2010, 02:07 PM #1
98 GSXL 142 Hours R.I.P. - REBUILD TIME!
R.I.P. My Baby. Looking forward to your rebirth!
So, it ran lean and melted down... I am also suspecting issues with the crank but havent torn the cyls off yet to take a peak.
I dont think I will bother rebuilding it myself. I want it done quickly and correctly. I am looking for the best option to send it out and have bottom and top rebuilt. The cases are fine, no cracks or holes.
Who is good at this that I can trust will do a good job? Any advice?
Just for fun, here are some pics...
Oh and that was a great time wrestling the engine out of that machine.. I think when it was over, I was only left in my underwear!
08-08-2010, 03:05 PM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Eureka, MO
08-08-2010, 03:15 PM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Beaumont, Texas
that doesnt look lean to me. Looks like water intrusion or detonation.
98 were the bastard year, bad year for the 951's
08-08-2010, 03:45 PM #4
08-08-2010, 04:05 PM #5
While I am at this rebuild I want to fix a few things.. Can anyone recommend the cheapest way to get NEW stuff?
- Fuel Sender - as the gas gadge doesnt work and I just bypassed it to stop the annoying beeping
- VTS motor
- Prop - rebuilt is fine, just want to make sure it will be as nice as the ski
08-08-2010, 04:57 PM #6
08-08-2010, 04:57 PM #7
08-08-2010, 06:33 PM #8
new stuff you can find in the online store OEM parts finder. rebuilding a 951 is actually pretty simple. the only thing that you have to find is some Honda bond to put between the two case halves. if you buy a crank instead of rebuilding it, its all drop in.
08-08-2010, 06:56 PM #9
There is a how to for fixing the fuel guage, worked for me on alot of machines. With the updated plunger... As far as the prop goes, put in a Solas you wont regret it!
08-08-2010, 08:22 PM #10
airborne: what crank? An OEM? Where are you recommending I get it from? What about cyls and pistons? Who, what where?
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