Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,438
    +1
    1

    XLT 1200 Engine Rebuild...

    I have a 1200 XLT '01 and it seems like something in the engine blew up. I've changed 2 pistons and cylinder already in the past and last time it seemed like the crankshaft was not in top shape the mechanic told me.

    How much should I pay for a rebuild? Should I buy one of those SBT engines I've heard so many bad things about? Im in South Florida so if anyone can recommend a GOOD mechanic I would also appreciate it.

    It turned on last time I tried, but on load it will die.


  2. #2
    yz450f's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    657
    +1
    6
    ok i have a sbt700 motor in one of my skis and it ran fine
    premix broke it in and she runs like a champ

  3. #3
    BahamasGPR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Nassau, Bahamas
    Posts
    174
    +1
    2
    Oh no no the SBT debate again....

    Jim the plate man should be able to help but there are a good few guys on SoFlo that could assist

    I am a little to far away.

    My .02 - dont use SBT put a WTB in the classifieds for what you need - I believe there are a few cranks up for as I type. Whatever you buy from there will come with untold morale support and technical backup

    later

    Stu

  4. #4
    JKR1300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    St Louis & 6mm LotO
    Posts
    497
    +1
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT View Post
    I have a 1200 XLT '01 and it seems like something in the engine blew up. I've changed 2 pistons and cylinder already in the past and last time it seemed like the crankshaft was not in top shape the mechanic told me.

    How much should I pay for a rebuild? Should I buy one of those SBT engines I've heard so many bad things about? Im in South Florida so if anyone can recommend a GOOD mechanic I would also appreciate it.

    It turned on last time I tried, but on load it will die.
    Use the resources on this forum to help you rebuild the engine. You'll spend a lot less than on an SBT engine and you'll have a better product.

  5. #5
    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,438
    +1
    1
    Trust me, Im a disaster working on skis, if not I would do it myself. And I dont wanna start doing it, then not complete it and end up taking it in and it would be worst...

    Last time I started to do it and couldnt get past the stinger...lol

  6. #6
    Dirty Sanchez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    1,038
    did it blow out the block or just loose compression? Need to pull the motor and complete a tear down to know. I have have most od the part to put an oem motor together. Just need a crank. hot rods has a good product

  7. #7
    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,438
    +1
    1
    I will check compression this week and post it up...There seems to be some oil on the bottom of the engine bay....I premix...

  8. #8
    305coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    cape coral, florida USA
    Posts
    2,363
    +1
    55
    your best bet is to tear it down yourself like that YOU know whats wrong with it and what needs to be replaced. if you do give this guy a call jorge at jv performance http://www.jvperformance.com/home.html his in cutler ridge, he rebuilds, true and welds cranks for alot of shops in miami

  9. #9
    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,438
    +1
    1
    That guy comes highly recommended...I will see...

  10. #10
    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,438
    +1
    1
    Where can I rent a compression tool? Or does NAPA or such loan 'em out?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Complete Tool List Needed for 2002 XLT 1200 Engine Rebuild
    By TaulmanServices in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 09-29-2015, 05:17 PM
  2. Sharps SLX 1200 engine rebuild
    By tburn in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-14-2011, 07:18 AM
  3. 99 xlt 1200 engine rebuild
    By platinum345 in forum Yamaha How To & FAQs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-04-2010, 01:19 PM
  4. 1999 XLT 1200 Engine Rebuild
    By lagernuts in forum Yamaha Projects & Build Threads
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-20-2010, 12:21 AM
  5. Bye Bye XLT 1200 engine!!!
    By PWCManiac in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 08-12-2007, 04:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •