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    Beerme's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Hurricane Ally aka Polk county, Auburndale Florida.

    Talking SBT Engine versus Rebuilding

    Hi all,

    My daughter spun a rod bearing on a 701T in a 95 waveventure. I haven't rebuilt a motor before but am not afraid to attempt it. My question is for normal recreational riding primarily by pre-teen girl, would an SBT engine be recommended versus doing my own rebuild?

    If the rebuild is recommended, then I have a question about my cylinder sleeves. Can I simply hone them and put new pistons & rings in the honed sleeve? The sleeves appear to be a good shape with only a few marks/lines vertically in the sleeves but no deep grooves or gouges, obviously if it is recommended to re-sleeve etc. the costs goes up considerably.

    Anyone know any reputable shops in the Lakeland Fl area if machine work is required?

    Thanks in advance,
    Beer Me...

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    Flying Scotsman's Avatar
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    May 2006
    If it will hone out and you dont go oversize then yes you can hone it.

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    Old Ski Insanity w/rpm500's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Crystal River Fl
    as scot said..I'm not sure of lakeland area , but a good outboard shop would be able to assist you in rebuilding...
    spun a rod bearing? the 701 is totally roller and needles..if the lower bearing is shot ,you will need a new or reconditioned crank kit... these are "stacked " units, meaning pressed together with solid not split ends on the crank side...protec is close to you. they do excellent machine work, give them a shout on their web site

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    Bullhead City AZ.
    Try I use them for cranks and shortblocks in my shop now for 13 years Im Happy

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