where to buy a yz engine


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  • jj-mo-14

Posted August 29, 2011 - 04:37 AM

#1

So im looking to do a supermoto conversion, but i have limited funds. I have found an 06 yz 450 that has everything but an engine, so basically its just a rolling chassis. The guy has listed it for 1500$ which i think is a bit much actually so i would try and bring it down a few hundred (do you guys think that is reasonable?)...but obviously my problem is finding an engine...do any of you know where to get new yamaha engines?

i have looked around a bit and have found nothing. any advice would be great

thanks, justin

  • grayracer513

Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:21 AM

#2

There is no such thing as a complete new Yamaha engine except in a complete new Yamaha. You'll need to search for used ones. If the roller is really nice, and really complete, maybe $800.

Look at it this way: you know you can buy a running '06 for $2000-2500.

  • KJ790

Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:25 AM

#3

There are a couple companies on ebay that part out brand new bikes. A complete engine is normally in the $1500-2000 range from sellers like this. That's the only source of a complete new YZ engine that I know of.

  • NewMexican

Posted August 29, 2011 - 09:46 AM

#4

Check Craiglist, I saw one on the ABQ NM list the other day for like $1600...

  • wags450

Posted August 29, 2011 - 10:19 AM

#5

We bought one of these for my cousins trophy cart

http://cgi.ebay.com/...e0#ht_500wt_956

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  • jj-mo-14

Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:54 AM

#6

I did come across those on ebay, it was selling for around 1500 $ (there were a couple of them)...i was hoping they would not be as expensive, but i think that is a pipe dream. There was also a 06 rmz 450 with a blown motor for 1500, the seller says there is still compression...i wonder if that would be a good buy, and rebuild it.

So far I am in favour of buying the rolling chassis, and putting in a new motor...i dont like used motors.

  • shane1733

Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:58 AM

#7

Why not just look for a blown engine if you can find one and rebuild it yourself and have it rebuilt. I dont thionk it would be 1500 to have it professionally rebuilt

  • grayracer513

Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:25 PM

#8

$1500 for a roller and $1500 for an engine, and then you've got a bike you could buy running for $2200.

I must have missed something

I'd buy the roller to have a set of wheels and a second set of suspension components to monkey with, but not for $1500.

  • jj-mo-14

Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:54 PM

#9

$1500 for a roller and $1500 for an engine, and then you've got a bike you could buy running for $2200.

I must have missed something

I'd buy the roller to have a set of wheels and a second set of suspension components to monkey with, but not for $1500.



The difference is that i could have a used chassis with a brand new motor for around 3000$, instead of buying a whole new bike for a lot more. I think a brand new engine would be nice.

And up here in canada you cannot find any bike for 2200 worth buying, atleast not what I am looking for...decent bikes generally start selling at 3500$ and even then your definitely not getting anything quite like a brand new motor.


I dont entirely mind getting a blown motor and getting it entirely rebuilt, but i would think that would cost more than 800$, and I am not sure how the reliability would be liuke compared to a brand new motor...if anyone has experince with that and thinks its a good idea, let me know tho.

  • niles

Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:36 PM

#10

I'd wait a bit,winters coming so people are going to be listing there bikes soon so they don't have to store them...You could save some cash just by exercising patience.

  • NewMexican

Posted August 30, 2011 - 01:56 AM

#11

The difference is that i could have a used chassis with a brand new motor for around 3000$, instead of buying a whole new bike for a lot more. I think a brand new engine would be nice.

And up here in canada you cannot find any bike for 2200 worth buying, atleast not what I am looking for...decent bikes generally start selling at 3500$ and even then your definitely not getting anything quite like a brand new motor.


I dont entirely mind getting a blown motor and getting it entirely rebuilt, but i would think that would cost more than 800$, and I am not sure how the reliability would be liuke compared to a brand new motor...if anyone has experince with that and thinks its a good idea, let me know tho.


If you rebuild it right could be $1000-2000 depending on head/valves. Just did complete bottom for $1k. Crank, mains, cylinder, top-end, gaskets, timing chain. Inspected everything else, it needs a clutch basket soon, but Im pushing that one a bit....





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