Hello from the NJ shore. I am new ( and I mean new, like I rode a jet ski about 20 years ago new) but not new to being on the water.
My years of tuna fishing has been put on hold, with family commitments but I recently picked up a 2003 Yamaha XLT 1200 for the price of gas to pick it up. It is going to be a winter project that my kids can get some use out of next summer
I was told that the starter was bad, but after an afternoon of digging in, naturally the engine is locked up. I plan to pull the engine in the next couple of weeks.
My initial questions concern reputable companys that rebuild engines.
Also the reliability of the oiling system. What are it's shortcoming if I was to keep it intact?
Thanks in advance for what I am sure will be the first of many stupid questions.
Hello Chris996, welcome aboard.
Have you considered rebuilding it yourself? Not the difficult if mechanicly inclined. with a factory manual.
One word of advice steer clear of sbt's motors. There Parts are ok but there motor quality is not there.
Pwcengines is much better. Same basic pricing/warranty as sbt. A much better option and quality.
The oil injection system is pretty much bulletproof if it's maintained. Basically replacing the pump to carb lines every few years. The hoses are the weak link not the pump. The nice thing about keeping the injection system in tact is you'll use less oil as they are a variable ratio pump. 200/1 at idle, saving fouled plug. Up to 30/1 at full throttle. needing to carry oil separately is messy. A tank of oil will last for 5 to 6 fuel tanks. Allowing for fill ups at a marina without needing to add oil.
I would pull and clean the oil tank once the motor is out. The sending unit is also the filter and should be removed, cleaned and new seal installed. Quite a bit of sludge and debris end up in the tanks after all these years.
No such thing as a stupid question.
You can find new factory parts and schematics at Babbittsonline or Partszilla. Select OEM parts, Yamaha, pwc's, year, model.
After market parts at Riva racing, wsm, sbt, and a slew of others.