I am in the middle of a new home purchase, and pending the home inspection we are settled on a deal! The house has 5 acres which isnt much, but its got a creek and plenty of other fun places to ride! So I am considering my options now, and once the transaction is complete, I may start a new project!
I am wondering from those who have done swaps......what do you think is the top dollar you would pay for a rotax donor? Here is what I come up with so far:
I know I can find leftover 08 models for $7500+tax
I can buy my uncle's......from Wisconsin......mint condition 06 outty for $5500. Has 2600 miles, but has ONLY been ridden in the winter. He said the air filter has never been replaced and looks like the day he bought it! He is super anal and will not ride it if there is a chance of anything getting on it other than snow!
I know of a wrecked one for $1000, but the ECM and harness are trashed. ECM from BRP is almost $1000! Not sure if any other hidden damage......going by what the seller telling me!
Other than that, I know the parts from Jay were like $1500-$2000 IIRC, but would need to double check.
Then the questions is what Rhino to use? Is it worth going after a newer one like 08+? Is there any benefit to it as far as swapping? Can you use the EFI rhino pump or is there really no benefit aside from the brakes and other minor changes???
Any thoughts are welcome!