04-07-2003, 01:38 PM
I have a SkiDoo 583 crank that needs a new rod. My local Ski Doo dealer wont do it and wants to send it out to have it done. They were telling me a couple hundred to have it done. I went to my local motorcycle shop and they said that they can do it. $100 for the labor charge. Is this acceptable amount? The crank needs spilt and a new rod put and and then reassembled. A new rod from Doo is $180 and a new rod from Wiseco is $80. Is there any reason that I should go with the Doo or is the Wiseco fine? Has anyone used a Wiseco rod? Any problems? I am also going to put new crank seals while I have it tore down and a new bearing on the clutch end. It isnt quite as smooth as all the other bearings.
04-07-2003, 04:07 PM
not sure with the wisco rod but thier pistons needs to be the same brand
not sure if you can put just one in it wont be matched with the stock one
just my .02
04-08-2003, 11:26 AM
Good point!! I never thought about that!! I guess still for the price, I am farther ahead to buy two new Wisecos than one SkiDoo!!! Anyone else have any input?
04-08-2003, 09:59 PM
Define a couple hundred. To me that means $200.00. Compare that to $100.00 labor plus $180.00 for a Rotax rod or $160.00 for Weisco rods (2 because of balance issues). Sounds like the dealer has the better price, but who's doing the work for them? Are they reputable?
04-08-2003, 10:04 PM
Too be honest doopilot, I dont remember for sure. It was last summer. I will have to check back into. I dont know who they send it out to. I will try and find out who they send it out to and post it back on here at a later time. It will be a while though, I have finals coming up and got projects to finish up. I am glad that you brought this up, when I was quoted the price, I was shocked, and wasnt going to get it done, but have since changed my mind.