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Old 03-25-2017, 09:11 PM
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I would send it to Fast Heads. They do very good work. The other choice would be Merge Racing. More than likely you will need new seats( if a cut will not clean them up), new valves, keepers and valve shims. In most cases they can do the new shims right on the bench so it's ready to bolt on and go.

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Old 03-30-2017, 11:33 AM
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I found a headworks dirtbike shop near me. They came back to me a few days later saying I need a new head. Because apparently the previous owner got dirt in the engine and wore the valve seat past the point of fixing it. They want 1200$ To replace it . I'm not going to spend that much yet but any advice on what to do. I'm also worried they are lying to get more money. Because my personal inspection didn't seem to be that bad. Any help on what to do? I know there are 900$ used heads out there.
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I found a headworks dirtbike shop near me. They came back to me a few days later saying I need a new head. Because apparently the previous owner got dirt in the engine and wore the valve seat past the point of fixing it. They want 1200$ To replace it . I'm not going to spend that much yet but any advice on what to do. I'm also worried they are lying to get more money. Because my personal inspection didn't seem to be that bad. Any help on what to do? I know there are 900$ used heads out there.
As a 2 stroke owner, I read this and I cringe. I know it can be avoided by proper maintenance, but damn... I can rebuild the whole engine on my CR for less than that.
If you want some good advice, I think the best bet is going to be to post some detailed pictures so the guys with more knowledge can help you diagnose the extent of the damage and give you a good estimate of the cost to rebuild or replace the head. It SHOULD be possible to replace the valve seats and install new valves. The shop MIGHT be trying to do what is easiest and most lucrative for them in just installing a new head. I suggest getting a better idea of exactly what work the current head needs before getting a used head that may have its own issues.
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FYI: Fast heads can replace the valve seats and them cut them as needed. You do not need a new head just for new seats. You should be able to get the new seats, valves and springs put in you head and will under the price they gave you. Check them out!

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