03-20-2008, 08:01 PM #1
STX-15F parts prices went up big time
I have been waiting until spring to order parts to rebuild the engine on my 15F. The prices on the Crankshaft and Crankcase have gone up big time. I think this is strange considering the price drop on this model in the showroom.
Here are the prices I pulled from Babbitt's website a while back:
Crankshaft - $693.58
Crankcase - $786.06
Here are the prices today:
Crankshaft - $828.90
Crankcase - $939.44
I have confirmed with Riva that there has been a price increase. My rebuild just went up $300 with taxes. WTF!!!!
03-21-2008, 12:32 AM #2
I do like the 15F because of the fuel range but $900 would rebuild my motor at least twice plus some ...which is why I went stxr...
IM thinking of buying another next year and not sure If I want a four stroke due to high prices of a rebuild.
I just dont know how many are having problems....of course on here I think you here of more problems than the ones that are always running.
Is your unit stock....what happened to it.??
03-22-2008, 03:04 PM #3
My unit is stock. The dealer didn't install a new impellor properly before I purchased it, it came out, pushed the crank out of place and after a while did a number on the engine.
03-24-2008, 03:15 AM #4
or was it a maintenance fix that failed?
and Im sure parts prices are increasing because:
1. its summer time approaching and people are going to begin working on getting this skis ready, including those they broke last summer. demand increase = price increase
2. the ski model has been out for like 5 years now. parts are starting to be needed as wear and tear takes its toll. notice how late model (but a few years old) cars/trucks get stolen right and left. Parts are in demand and profit is to held from stealing and stripping them down.
04-12-2008, 08:07 AM #5
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The price of gas and steel is blamed for everything else,so why not this.
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