My 2014 FZR needs a new motor at 52 hours. Yamaha wants about 9k for head, crank and short block.
SBT has reman that after shipping and one kit, which Im sure there are more, comes to about 5k
My intentions before this happened last week was to sell it and my 2014 FX HO with 52 hours as well and 2 place trailer. Then use that money on 3-4 brand new Yamahas to fix wife, 16 yr old son and have an extra for my daughter who is 23 attending medical school. I bought a 4 place,12 bunk giant Triton Elite. Took forever to get and was 10k. But what a trailer. However Im down to one running machine.
OPINIONS: 1 Spend money on OEM parts brand new (Labor still not covered under 1 year warranty)
2. Buy the reman, take my engine out first and ship it in, then 7-10 weeks I get the reman delivered to Riva (or someone cheaper as they want 1200 labor) and spend 5k plus install (No labor on 1 year warranty -Also SBT know for finding any excuse not to cover motor if something happens)
3. Stalk JP Racing or get someone on he forum who is a yamaha mechanic that may have small shop but super smart to give me options with intent to sell once running.
4. See if anyone knows a place to have something custom and blow it out with a super fast motor and make it better than the stock ski it was. Keeping it under the cost of a new one which is about 15k.
I really wanted all new skis but these dealers are charging absurd junk fees so 15k goes to 19500 very quick. Now I am considering a 1-2 year old or low hour 2014 ahaha fx svho.
This market is all for the dealer and its basically take it or move on. No breaks no concessions nothing. I missed out on a 2018 rxtx with new motor and 60 on hull, refresh program with 3 license, the green cooler for link system and absolutely immaculate on eBay. I strategically bid and was winning all day because of the off amounts I enter. I get a stupid call and next thing I know I lose it last second. over 100 dollars. One of those deals you’lllnever get again. I then said Ill pay 14k guy already paid and picked up at 7pm. My luck.
SO PLEASE ALL SEND YOUR OPINION,WHAT YOU’D DO OR REFER TO THE GUYS i MENTIONED. Joe V can you help me rally the troops or offer advise. I need to make a decision. I still love that ski but its 7 years old.