mxs wrote: ↑
Mar 22, 2018 10:49 am
BTW, why did you choose the SXV chassis? ... did you find it better than other donor bikes, or was just the one you have had in your garage?
I can't speak for try_all specifically but I do know that these bikes had an engine flaw right out of the factory that caused coolant to leak into the oil after only a few thousand miles if it wasn't addressed. If you caught it right away the problem could be fixed before the rest of the engine was damaged from lack of lubrication. Some owners didn't get the message soon enough so there were lots of brand new blown up bikes around on the used/salvage market.
This all comes second hand from a buddy of mine that found a pre-exploded one and sent the motor off for repair and some cam work. It was insane when he got it back! Somewhere around 80hp on a dirt bike! Not to far of from what try_all has done here. I bet that thing is a blast. Excellent build!