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    Rebuilt Yamaha 4 strokes

    Does any one have any inputs on the pro's and con's of a rebuilt engine from SBT based on your experience. Are there other places that you would recommend?


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    Here is a recent thread on the subject: http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=374504

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest T View Post
    Here is a recent thread on the subject: http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=374504
    Gotta admit. I'd buy from SBT after reading that thread. It does beg the question, what would SBT have done if the thread wasn't posted on such a well known PWC site? However, SBT did do the right thing and that speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slingshot View Post
    Gotta admit. I'd buy from SBT after reading that thread. It does beg the question, what would SBT have done if the thread wasn't posted on such a well known PWC site? However, SBT did do the right thing and that speaks volumes.
    Read the whole thing and agree, what would of happened if it was not posted.

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    I think there is a guy here on Greenhulk that rebuilds 4 strokes. I can't remember his name, but a search may reveal it.

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    I went through THREE rebuilt SBT motors in my old GP1200. Granted they were 2-strokes, but at the time I didn't know that SBT was having major quality control issues and my dealer even stopped using them alltogether. Maybe things have changed since then but not sure. I do all my own work now, except machining. I take it to a reputable place local to me and tell them exactly what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullieblue View Post
    Does any one have any inputs on the pro's and con's of a rebuilt engine from SBT based on your experience. Are there other places that you would recommend?
    I have used a guy here in norcal who has rebuilt my SHO motor and his work is top notch and alot less $ than a "stealership".

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    i work at a dealer..with another greenhulk member.. by the name of tiny. DO Not uSE A SHXX block! they are junk. if you can't get a 2stroke right, how can you expect to be good with a 4 stroke.? food for thought: the oe nikasil treatment that some love or hate, is completely dumped out...including the sleeves.many parts used are stated to be of oem quality, but..not so. sbt engines are garbage, imo. i have seen way too many with questionable quality come back with hardly an use. granted there are some that make it. but to give you an idea---> we had a customer with a blown up rx di, that after having spent a nice tour of neighboring dealerships hit our store. new motor installed, sans the pump, and what do you know? holy vibration batman !!! call to sbt, their head engine builder stated "the motor is tight , and need to be loosened up on the water". if your engine is rebuildable, i would strongly suggest doing just that. If your cylinders are damaged, there are plenty of companies that can refurbish your sleeves. just stay away from shXX block technologies.. they don't and won't stand behind their product , and you will be out of precious installation funds. if you do decide to tread those waters: get the 2 year warranty...and ride the crap out of it whilst under said warranty.. if it is going to blow up, blow that thing up in those 2 years..

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    Remember that thread. They banned mikegp over it. Only reason they did anything was due to the uproar. If you decide to go sbt, you were warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullieblue View Post
    Does any one have any inputs on the pro's and con's of a rebuilt engine from SBT based on your experience. Are there other places that you would recommend?
    hahaha. if anyone dare to buy a engine from them? be my guest.
    READ THE WHOLE THREAD.I WAS BANNED AND I LOVE IT.
    if it wasn't for my replies ,that poor guy never had a replacement, mention that they even charging him for .So no, it was not a free replacement, admitting it was their fault.
    GO AND JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES,THEY PRETTY MUCH EXPLAIN THEIR SELFT.
    they could even explain to me what do they think it happens, cause they don't know. they told the poor guy they could do nothing for him and when i star bitching about it on the forum out of nowhere they want to work with him. SURE!
    and he wants me to call him in 6 months. (TOMV) hahah.sure keep waiting bud.
    SO MY RECOMEMDATION TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. S.B.T NO GOOD. P.O.S

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