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How much for a head rebuild?

16v dual overhead cam sportbike engines...

How much to get a head rebuilt. No bent valves or anything, just need the seats and valves cleaned up, oil seals replaced, etc. Ball park figure.

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16v dual overhead cam sportbike engines...

How much to get a head rebuilt. No bent valves or anything, just need the seats and valves cleaned up, oil seals replaced, etc. Ball park figure.

My shop, Micron Engines, does work like this all the time. What exactly do you mean by "cleaned up"? Washed and the carbon buffed off or actually remachined?

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16v dual overhead cam sportbike engines...

How much to get a head rebuilt. No bent valves or anything, just need the seats and valves cleaned up, oil seals replaced, etc. Ball park figure.
I usually have some of the parts that "take the most beating" replaced while they are in there doing the work anyways. So much of the cost is labor, anyways, that it makes a lot of sense. Plus, it is costly to drop a valve...don't ask me how I know.

I'd also recommend going with someone that knows your particular bike really well. Every brand / year/ model has at least some weakness that are known issues. It is wise to get some insight into these weaknesses and address them BEFORE there is an issue.

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My shop, Micron Engines, does work like this all the time. What exactly do you mean by "cleaned up"? Washed and the carbon buffed off or actually remachined?
wheres your shop?

You do anything on vw bug motors, air cooled motors?
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My shop, Micron Engines, does work like this all the time. What exactly do you mean by "cleaned up"? Washed and the carbon buffed off or actually remachined?
Ceptor does nice work in this arena! I trust him with all of my machine work. And I got some expensive shit LOL




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If Mike doesn't I know a guy who does.
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cool, fellow ASE certified scope diagnostic person


got like 20 bug crankshafts, and they are starting to rust



got bunch of bug parts from old timers that were getting rid of their stuff. but don't see too many people selling bug stuff anymore
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wheres your shop?

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What do you need done? I can do the heads, bore the cyls, etc.

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What do you need done? I can do the heads, bore the cyls, etc.
cylinder(jugs) honing, maybe boring. And crankshaft refinishing. a lot of them, got a coating of rust. Future, have the engine case holes enlarged. I forgot i got a bunch of engine cases, not sure if they are good.
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