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MikeBen
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New Engine

Postby MikeBen » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:39 pm



Looking to buy new...not used new...but new engine for me 94 wing, have 210k on this one, I know, got a lot to go yet, but want to get ready, what im wondering is, where do they sell them, besides ebay????? ty in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction



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tom84std
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Re: New Engine

Postby tom84std » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:48 am

I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area. I know of at least three Japanese motorcycle salvage yards which are local to me. I'm sure that most major cities will have at least one nearby. Google, Bing and Yellowpages.com are the first search sources to come to mind. There's surely an engine out there and nowdays it should be fairly easy to locate it. I bought an entire Goldwing last summer for $300 from my local salvage yard.

Edit: I reread and you specify NEW. Well, that could be a different story. Good Luck and post your results.

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Re: New Engine

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:38 am

l the luck in the world trying to find a NEW 1500 engine. These bikes have been out of production for 15 years.its not like a chevy where you can call the dealer for a crate motor you can have them bring in for you.
Realistically the best you can hope for is a low mileage used engine from a wrecking yard. 8-)
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SteveB123
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Re: New Engine

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:20 am

If you've found them on EBay, as you say, buy it now.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
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Re: New Engine

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:38 am

Just for fun, I went onto the Cyclemax web site, just curious to see if you could still order them. They don't have full engines on the OEM parts site, but it shows that an engine block is still available, for the bargain price of $957. Of course, that's just the bare cylinder block: you'll still have to buy cylinder head assemblies ($540 each), covers ($240 each), pistons ($600), connecting arms ($900), crankshaft ($1250), cams ($240 each), transmission components ($1400), rockers, alternator, oil pumps, water pump, fasteners, and every other piece of engine that is not part of the basic engine block. I'd guess that (assuming all that stuff is still available) it would end up costing you around $9000 - $10000 for a brand new engine. Plus the time to build it.

A "new to you" engine is really your only option. Find the lowest mileage engine you can get from a wrecker or on eBay.

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Re: New Engine

Postby tom84std » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:23 pm

I did a little research too just to see. I don't think there is a market and so I don't think they're going to be available. If you did a little shopping though I'm sure you could find a bike with reasonable mileage for a fair price. If you did that you might want to just look into taking your bike + another one and do a good refurb using the newer engine. You'd have a lot of spare parts. Here's an original that was probably begging for a home but I'm sure this picture is at least twenty years old.





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