Thread: Just in time for spring.
04-09-2008, 08:54 PM #1
Just in time for spring.
I could use some pointers. I bought a 02 GP1200R hull about a month ago and I am in the process of building it. I have located a motor, carbs and most of the other items I need. "I Hope"
What are some of the pit falls to watch out for when buying a used engine and also setting it up?
04-14-2008, 12:55 PM #2
Check the compression with a good gauge.. Make sure the 3 cylinders are within range of each other (less than 10 psi)
I'd personally take the head off and take a look around.
Last edited by NeVerMind; 04-14-2008 at 08:37 PM.
04-14-2008, 10:58 PM #3
I received my motor today and not to happy. Looks like the thing has been sitting in the corner of a garage uncovered and sucking dust, and the upper block is cracked at the starter boss. I will tear it down and check it over.
Last edited by chevyll; 04-17-2008 at 04:58 PM. Reason: cooled off
04-16-2008, 04:31 PM #4
post up some pics,, we'll be able to tell you what you need to get, or we will have it for you on here guaranteed...
buy some waveeater clips and a d-plate to start off with...
04-16-2008, 07:19 PM #5
I bought this motor from WMF Watercraft in Millsboro, DE. It was suppose to be clean and ready to run. The pictures he gave me before I paid for it looked good. Well here are a few pics of how it came in, I put the rest of the pics in "members gallery". I don't consider this clean and ready. Not all the parts were with it either. Am I being to critical? The owner seems like he will resolve the issues but it's a bummer. I was hoping to drop and go.
04-16-2008, 09:29 PM #6
The rust on the crank would bother me a little bit.
04-16-2008, 09:30 PM #7
I wouldnt run that motor without taking it apart.
04-16-2008, 11:49 PM #8
Yeah, I am quickly coming to that conclusion. I guess it's time to go Frankensteining.
04-17-2008, 08:54 AM #9
A few questions before I make comments. How much was the motor? (do not include shipping) and how was it described?
04-17-2008, 10:03 AM #10
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