Thread: 1200 Virage TX Carnage
11-19-2007, 12:21 AM #1
1200 Virage TX Carnage
I finally got around to looking at the damage that occurred less than an hour of ride time after the Stator was replace at the Polaris Dealer.
#1 Cylinder fried.
11-19-2007, 12:25 AM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- Cleveland OH
OUCH!!!! That hurts. Which cyl was that?
11-19-2007, 12:28 AM #3
I wonder if they ever verified the timing after installation of the stator.
11-19-2007, 12:30 AM #4
I'll call it #1 closest to the stator. I was wondering about the timing myself. The spark plug look fine amazingly. Didn't look like it ran hot at all.
11-19-2007, 12:39 AM #5
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- JUST NORTH OF CUBA-- FL,KEYS
did it run better (quiker) then before? you should "feel" a couple of degrees of adv. timing from 1 ride to another.. just a thought
11-19-2007, 12:44 AM #6
Actually, the last time I rode it was Labor Day 2006. It sat in the garage until June and then spent 6 weeks at the dealer before I was able to run it in August. Top speed was the same, but I really couldn't compare the throttle response since it was almost a year between rides.
11-19-2007, 07:50 AM #7
Al is right on the money. anytime you change a stator you need to verify timing. looks like that is where i would start after you make your repair.
11-19-2007, 11:04 PM #8
Well I assume the Polaris Dealership should know what they are doing and would have checked the timing. I'll be sure to have it checked after the rebuild!
Funny thing is they almost refused to work on it when I mentioned an electrical problem. A dozen other repair shops refused to work on her and I told them they were my last hope. They would look at it but no promises. I guess they weren't very confident in their abilities and I should have ran right there.
11-19-2007, 11:05 PM #9
Luckily I met a new friend (former race mechanic) that will help me with the repairs. He now repairs jetskis. Should I go with a new crank kit and pistons with a bore job, or just plug in a new SBT? Seems like it will cost me about the same, but the SBT will give me a warranty.
Last edited by GarageDetailer; 11-19-2007 at 11:09 PM.
11-20-2007, 08:49 AM #10
Why are you looking at getting a whole new motor when only the MAG side is damaged? As long as the crank is ok, you're only looking at a bore job and a new piston. Any chance the Polaris dealer also removed the MAG housing and didnt seal it up properly? Sounds like they didnt know what they were doing and an air leak there will cause this problem too. Were you also running with 1+ year old fuel? I'd get that out of there too. Personally, I'd pass on the SBT idea.
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