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jfreadman

Need to find a new motor

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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?

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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:

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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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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.

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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.

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I just posted the cost I had with my rebuild.

Chances are you can rebuild for less than I did.

Good luck

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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?

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

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