07-20-2007, 06:52 PM #1
How to tell an SBT engine from a stock yamaha engine? (1200 non-pv)From the SBT website, they look like they are painted or powercoated black.. is this true? Whereas the stockers are dark grey/silver and the head bolts are not painted... is this the case? the reason I ask, is I'm looking to purchase another used gp1200 soon and I found one I like with some mods, but the owner is unsure what I mean about re-built/re-manufactured engine... so I have to find it out on my own. looking at a rather poor picture of the engine bay, the head looks to be black, while the exhaust pipe is still the factory dark grey/silver.. does this mean it has an sbt engine?
Here is the picture I'm referring to that she sent me (they are 4 and 1/2 hours away by the way.. so I MUST find this information out before I make the trip) Again, I DO NOT want an SBT rebuilt engine! So if someone can verify that it has one, then that would be great in a way so I can pull this ski off my list of possiblities.
Thanks in advance,
07-20-2007, 08:49 PM #2
I believe SBT paints the head bolts... removing the head voids the warr.
Stock yamaha engines can also come in all black.
07-20-2007, 08:55 PM #3
ONly real way is to look for a serial #sticker that they put on there. I think they usually put it on the front cylinder. Maybe ask over at sbttoday.com?
07-20-2007, 09:01 PM #4
I had a sbt and the bolts were black.
97 had a silver head 99 had black look on ebay you wont find any silver ones only black.
07-20-2007, 09:03 PM #5
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07-20-2007, 09:34 PM #8
Either way motor has been out and painted black. I would be skeptical and look for something else.
07-20-2007, 11:32 PM #9
what year is it? My 99 has a black motor with a blue pipe. That hull is white, so I am guessing 97 or 98? Either way, the head bolts are not painted from the factory. Did you try sbt's pathetic excuse for a forum?
Definately need alot better than a stupid cell phone pic.
07-21-2007, 12:23 AM #10
Stock bolts will be chrome with washers fited to them sbt will have painted bolts with loose washers.
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