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    Engine Swap.question

    i have 2001 polaris virage tx 1200 with a blown motor...question is can i swap this motor out with a 1050 or 900? if the 1050 will work what parts besides the motor do i need to change? thanks for any help...


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    wireing its the deal breaker from spending the extra money for a rebuilt 1200

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOANMAN View Post
    i have 2001 polaris virage tx 1200 with a blown motor...question is can i swap this motor out with a 1050 or 900? if the 1050 will work what parts besides the motor do i need to change? thanks for any help...
    Carb'ed or fuel injected 1200?

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    it has carbs but it also injectors on top of the heads....what is this?sorry newbe to polaris...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOANMAN View Post
    it has carbs but it also injectors on top of the heads....what is this?sorry newbe to polaris...
    That is a fuel injected motor. Those are throttle bodies that look like the carbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOANMAN View Post
    it has carbs but it also injectors on top of the heads....what is this?
    sorry newbie to Polaris...
    That makes it a Virage TXi
    I have a pair of them!

    Newbie is OK, as long as you are willing to search, read, and learn!

    Spark plug in the middle of each head = carburetor engine
    Injector in the middle of each head = Ficht fuel injected engine

    The Ficht system is fixed to the specific motor size it came with. You cannot change the cylinder size, or even the breathing of the engine, without getting into murky waters.

    Either you replace your injected 1165cc engine with another one of the exact same configuration, or you change the entire electrical and fuel system to what the carb'ed models used. Different wire harness, different fuel pump, different electrical stator, different CDI instead of EMM, and so on. Quite a lot of work.

    That said, I suspect that you can use the core engine from a carb'ed 1200, and just install the injection cylinder heads and stator from your damaged motor. You would need to verify that the cylinders had the same Polaris part numbers, for example (same porting).
    Last edited by K447; 05-28-2008 at 01:48 PM.

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    WOW,,,THAT WAS FAST REPLY...thanks guys..yeah ill have to do alot of reading...the sad thing is this motor is brand new,,,not a rebuild...long story,but i can not go back on the warranty...so i need the crank rebuilt,lower crankcase,piston&cylinder...
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    Geez Kevin,don't you have one lying around with about 25 hours on it?

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    yeah kevin....

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    What did you do????? We live to learn Pictures!!!!

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