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Old 01-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bad Bad News 2000 SRX700

My 2000 SRX700 is in at the dealer right now and I got the bad news today. Two Pistons, Cylinders and Heads, also needs new powervalves and cables. Need a new belt and 7 hours of labour to do everything. Total bill is going to be around $3500.00 - They said they might be able to bring that down using aftermarket parts rather than OEM. I feel sick to my stomach, this all caused by the fact that the person who owned it before me did not put something back together properly - fuel lines were pinched which caused all the damage is what the mechanic told me. The question is now that it is all torn down, is it worth fixing this sled for that kind of money? I am in the market for another sled for my wife and my budget for that was around $3000.00 - Do I junk this sled and then go looking for two sleds and have a budget of $6500 or do I bite the bullet and fix it and then carry one and find the wife a sled. This SRX700 is the one my son rides most of the time. By the time this all said and done the motor will basically be pretty much brand new. We really like the SRX700 so my family is telling me to just fix it. What would you do?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I had the choice between fixing it for $3500 and finding another NEWER sled for the same money or less, the choice is obvious. Part it out, take the money, and find something newer for the same money. 2005 REVs are going for that.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Up here (SK, Canada) another SRX700 of the same year would cost me $3500.00 and there would be no guarantee that the motor would not blow a month after I buy it. $3500 would give me my sled back with pretty much all new parts - I love the SRX but am torn as to what to do. I am going to ask the dealer if they could find me a used engine somewhere, that might save me a few bucks but I might not be any further ahead.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with smallengineguy, but if sleds are that much more expensive up there, you may want to fix it. I would go with fixing your motor so you know exactly what you have when they're done. Down here in the lower 48, I wouldn't even think about putting that kind of money into it.......
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I wish sleds were that cheap here. I have been looking for one for my wife. Everything I have been looking at is around $3000 - $3500 and even at that some of them aren't worth looking at.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine's probably worth around $3500 or so.
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Would it save you some money by traveling to get another one?
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Buy a motor from the States and have it shipped up...
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no way would I spend that much to rebuild that motor. I would take the suggestion of parting it out and putting the money towards another sled. or as the last guy said, find one from the US and have it shipped up. You could probably find that motor for $1000-$1200.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ask your yamaha dealer if a complet engine still have them for 2000 $ some guy i no did that and works good
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you trust this dealer well? Have you looked at the damage yourself? Make sure the parts are actually trashed. It would take alot of damage to trash the heads to, and its unusual that 2 cylinders burn down at the same time and would also have to be REAL BAD for you to have to replace your powervalves. Even though all of this is possible, just make sure its legit. If it is all legit there are ways to put that engine back together for WAY cheaper than $3500.
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Prices up here in Canuckistan are really really crazy high. I picked up a 97 ZL440 today that had been overhauled last year, basically breathing several new years into it. Price: $1700. Not bad considering but much higher than what our brothers to the south pay. I think I will make the trip south in a few years time when I upgrade and pass this on to my son.
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