Need to find a new motor


6 replies to this topic
  • jfreadman

Posted March 24, 2006 - 11:49 AM

#1

Long story short. I had valve fatigue and now need to rebuild from the crank up or find a new 426 motor. I remember seeing a post telling how to get a new motor for about $1400. I have searched the forums with no luck. Hind site is 20/20. I never thought I would need a new motor. LOL Would you know where to get a new 426 motor?

:thumbsup:

  • rockieman

Posted March 24, 2006 - 12:32 PM

#2

Why not rebuild? I just shared your experience with my 400. I went with a new crank, cylinder, piston (426), head, valves, cams. I have about $1700 invested in my rebuild....and I have the peace of mind knowing what i have.
If you buy a used motor for $1400 ....you might be jumping back in the boat you were just in. :thumbsup:

  • bandit99

Posted March 24, 2006 - 12:48 PM

#3

I agree with Rockieman. Rebuild it or have someone who knows what they are doing do it for you. It may cost more but you will have a solid motor and peace of mind.

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  • jfreadman

Posted March 24, 2006 - 04:07 PM

#4

I agree that rebuilding it would be the way to go over a used motor. I thought when I saw the thread for the $1400 motor it was new. I’m for seeing $1200 to $1400 to rebuild myself, and figured if I could get a new motor for the same price it would be a no brainer.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted March 24, 2006 - 04:41 PM

#5

My mechanic rebuilt my 01 426. He replaced everything, all valves,gears,cylinder,piston etc.. for 1700.00 I thought it was a great deal.

  • rockieman

Posted March 24, 2006 - 05:37 PM

#6

I just posted the cost I had with my rebuild.
Chances are you can rebuild for less than I did.
Good luck

  • Matty05

Posted March 25, 2006 - 04:46 PM

#7

Long story short. I had valve fatigue and now need to rebuild from the crank up or find a new 426 motor. I remember seeing a post telling how to get a new motor for about $1400. I have searched the forums with no luck. Hind site is 20/20. I never thought I would need a new motor. LOL Would you know where to get a new 426 motor?

:thumbsup:

Time to sell that bike now and upgrade to a new bike!




 
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