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    SBT Engines?

    What is the Quality like on SBT engines?

    If you were replacing a motor would you use them?

    Just trying to find out some history on them; Good, Bad, or Indifferent.

    Thanks ahead of time for any input.


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    I can only say I have heard nothing positive about these. I would try and fix what I have first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osidebill View Post
    I can only say I have heard nothing positive about these. I would try and fix what I have first.

    There in lies the problem, what I have cannot be fixed. The case has an extra breathing hole that doesn't come stock.

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    Check with RX951. I seem to remember him having cases, jugs, almost everything but the crank.

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    Here is one for you if you have a gpr http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=39839

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach1 View Post
    What is the Quality like on SBT engines?

    If you were replacing a motor would you use them?

    Just trying to find out some history on them; Good, Bad, or Indifferent.

    Thanks ahead of time for any input.
    I locked the middle cylinder on my setup. Then the rod broke and went through the crank casing and cylinder. My crank seems ok, sending it to crankworks today. Bought a new crank casing, bought a new 1300r cylinder, sending the top end for the 1390 teatment. Put it back together with new stuff and I will be good to go.


    What all is broken on your motor? Is it a 1300 or 1200?

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    i have put in tons of sbt motors some good some bad ...
    the bad were always covered by warranty
    just had to eat labor usually happens right off the bat!
    if it is down the road i wont eat labor but just cant make somone pay for something 2 times when its not their fault
    would i put 1 in my ski?........no
    but the best part is they are 1/4 price of oem and come with warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrokc View Post
    I locked the middle cylinder on my setup. Then the rod broke and went through the crank casing and cylinder. My crank seems ok, sending it to crankworks today. Bought a new crank casing, bought a new 1300r cylinder, sending the top end for the 1390 teatment. Put it back together with new stuff and I will be good to go.


    What all is broken on your motor? Is it a 1300 or 1200?
    Not really Sure, it's a 2000 1200. I'm buying it from a guy at work that I've known for a while. He has the first kid on the way, he rarely rode it. He took it to some little shop and they said the motor was toast, which he expected when it let go it smoked and had metal shavings in the bottom of the hull. He decided to sell it as is instead of getting it redone. He figured he could cover his losses better that way knowing that there are some folks around that would by the hull and do or could get most the work done theirself. He's selling it to me for a good price. I'm probably going to get it this week from him. The good/bad part is the place just stuck all the part back in the engine bay unassembled. So I'll probably have more questions come next week or so. Was just trying to get an idea of what I would be out to get this back running so the Wife could have something to ride. I have a mildly modded '03 1300. So bear with me folks if you would on the questions.

    And thanks for the responses

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    Here is my SBT

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    Well if you want it to be stock and you are doing the labor SBT might not be a bad idea for a fix and ride thing. Depends on what is really "toast" about it though.

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