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Old 22 April 2014, 19:19   #1
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Broken Suzuki DF250 (parts) and all the goodies

Well,

I guess I have a 2005 Suzuki DF250 with a bad valve for sale. It had 1600 hours on it. Still runs great except for that annoying clacking valve and the loss of compression on the cylinder. Anybody interested in a project?

I also have all the goodies, main wiring harness 16', 6' main harness extension, single binnacle control, tach with engine monitor, and throttle and shift cables 19' I think.

Offers on any or all of it. Not sure if I have any odds on somebody taking the whole engine before I break it up for parts.

Pictures available, video of clacking valve available.

Thanks,
Jason
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Old 28 April 2014, 08:18   #2
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Please pardon the directness of this reply but if it was THE motor you wanted before the launch why not fix it? I think it would be more cost effective to do a repair than to change out to new motor(s). Just my two cents.
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Old 28 April 2014, 14:30   #3
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it would be cheaper to fix but would it be cost effective? I got it for a great price and I have just sold it to a mechanic for a bit so I am out money but not a ton all things considered. also I would have to spend a fair chunk of change just to figure out what the issue is. It's a few hundred bucks for a valve job to a new cylinder head to a new power head. The costs keep going up and even with a new power head I still have other parts that are 8 years old. I wouldn't know the costs until I pull the power head and cylinder head. There is an old saying about throwing good money after bad...

In the single vs twin argument I went with a single. I want that single to be in the best shape. I realize that new engines can develop faults too but a known history is comforting.

My wife also thinks I should get a new one so who am I to argue?

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Old 28 April 2014, 23:05   #4
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You can be right or you can be happy. Best to go with your wife's advice and feelings.
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Old 28 April 2014, 23:19   #5
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At the end of a huge project like this, definitely choose happy wife, happy life.

And bonus, she picked the new engine +1
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