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    couple of questions. i got the lower end apart....

    couple of questions.
    i got the lower end apart.

    1st, is when i removed the crank. the center spacers between the crank bearings were siliconed in place. is this normal on these motors ? i ...
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    WOW !. in all my years working on motors, i have...

    WOW !. in all my years working on motors, i have never seen a piston melt like this one. i cant believe the crank looks and feels totally untouched. i had to beat the pin out of the piston but the...
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    Is that what that STB sticker is on the head with...

    Is that what that STB sticker is on the head with a serial like number.. maybe this guys is only giving me half truths of his story on this ski. ? when i said friend, he is a friend of a friend. i...
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    Got the motor out. i think the guy who he got the...

    Got the motor out. i think the guy who he got the motor from screwed him. IMO. this was never a crate motor. No chance in hell.. the water jackets were almost closed with what i am saying is salt...
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    yep. he has bigger problems. got the head off...

    yep. he has bigger problems. got the head off and i can lift the piston about 1/4 inch up. Crank is shot also. going to get it pulled out and torn down. the carb was my first thought also. i know...
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    xl1200 piston problem

    Hey guys. i have a friend who has a 2001 xl1200. he blew the motor about two years ago.
    he bought a crate motor and installed it him self.

    he also did the Dplate. he said he took it out and...
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