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    Guess it's time for a complete rebuild.

    So my buddy and I picked up this 98 TigerShark 1000R for $400. We finally got around to pulling it apart... piston 1 is decimated. The crank is seized and the crank case is damaged. Both sides of #1 piston are like this. Thought I would share lol
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    ouch...thats a good one. Make sure you check out everything and all so that lovely disaster dosnt happen again, but i guess if everything is getting replaced there is not much to check. Just out of curiosity, how hard is it to find parts for these things?

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    Wow how did the motor hold on long enough to fail that badly, and I was thinking the same thing, is it wise to pick a Tigershark up even in running condition, it has to be getting harder everyday to work on them.

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    Not too bad honestly. My buddy and I are close to finishing the complete rebuild. We bought a new bottom end and pretty much everything else new. Got done measuring components and checking tolerances a Couple days ago. Checking the carbs now. Including the ski I'd say we are about $1500 into the build. I don't think we have to spend much more (under 100 more).

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