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    Worth the rebuild or not? (99 GSX-L)

    Hey everyone. Been lurking for a while soaking up all the info this place has...great site. Now im in need of some assistance. I picked up a 99' GSX-L with the Silver 951 for $1500 Everything works (guages, VTS, etc..), ski is in almost perfect condition. Last week we were racing around on the lake and the ski sounded like it dropped a cylinder....i shut it off and it wouldnt even turn over after that. I pulled the head today and one of the cylinders is toast. Lots of metal flakes and all burnt up. I havent pulled the jugs yet to look at the crank.

    My question is, provided the crank is ok...do you think its worth the rebuild? If not, what is a fair asking price?

    Thanks in advance,


    RIck


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    Welcome to GreenHulk.

    Not to sure about prices, and ultimately only you can decide if its worth it to rebuild...................were are you located?
    If you decide to sell it I might be interested.

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    pm sent.

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    I'm in Ohio, on Lake Erie. (by Cleveland).

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    i would.but remember you need to find what caused it first,most likely the carbs are dirty and still has the grey tempo fuel lines on it.you can probably get away with a top end kit,but depends on hours on it also.

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    Make sure to look that bottom end over good. These motor break alot of thing down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20 feet Boy View Post
    Make sure to look that bottom end over good. These motor break alot of thing down there.
    x2 - the 951's usually fail spectacularly

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    If its as clean as you say its worth it..you got it for a good price assuming it ran for awhile before it broke ...try to figure out what caused it, and provide more info as said above...carb condition, fuel line color, etc...
    Fun ski btw, I have the same one

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    Also, if the PTO cylinder failed, be sure to look at the Rave pressure supply line and check valve, which comes off a port on the PTO crankcase below the carb. This line often splits with age, and the check valve splits or breaks, and if either happen, then you will suck air and go way lean on the PTO cylinder, burning it up.

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    the pressure supply line is one of the two lines that run into the rave valves?

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