Thread: SBT Drive shafts
02-01-2013, 11:41 PM #1
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SBT Drive shafts
just seeing if anyone is using SBT drive shafts i have 05 rxp that needs new shaft soon and i see SBT do a shaft for half the price of OEM. part no. 271001601
SBT Code: 74-113A-08, are they junk??
02-02-2013, 12:13 AM #2
Besides not trusting the material to be of good enough quality for the splines to hold up-let alone on 215 hp, I had a issue with them a couple years ago. Bought a used ski that had just had the wear ring- impeller replaced by a shop. Couldnt get a carbon seal to seal for anything in this ski. Tried every trick I know to get them to seal. Pulled shaft and measured compared to a used oem one I had. Circlip groove in the shaft was machined about 3/16 of a inch forward on the a/m shaft- so it would never put the correct pressure against the carbon seal. Replaced with used oem and never had another issue. Know it was sbt shaft and not wsm(which I wouldn't use either- dealer for both but certain items should stay oem) because I ended up finding shops work order in paperwork when I sold it a year later. Find a nice used oem from a part out. just my opinion
02-02-2013, 09:07 AM #3
I have an OEM for $300 ...
Lucky if did an 1 hour of use ...
02-02-2013, 07:31 PM #4
I would think they would be OK for a stock ski. If you get a shaft that is different from OEM, i.e. c-clip groove off 3/16", I would return it. Its obviously not the correct shaft.
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