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Old 09-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with EBR performance

Planned on letting them rebuild my top and bottom end on my Husky. This feels like a lot of trust to put in someone I've never met. Doing it wrong will end badly. I've heard good things about their suspension and other miscellaneous work but not engine building. Anyone have any experience with the quality of the engine work? Are they one of those shops that wants to fix more than is needed? Would like to get it done by them because they are local but wondering if I should just bite the bullet and ship the motor to someone who specializes in Huskies.
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Also open to suggestions of other engine builders in town. Would like to have the same person do the top and bottom end and not do the top end and send out the crank.

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I have alot of friends who have used them and have always been happy with the results. Out of all the local shops around like them, I'd go with EBR. I'd be curious to what Obed has to say about them.

Stay away from JM Racing. Half the time, their work is great, half the time they your up. They've always been hit or miss.

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Is Rat still in business? I tried for a few months to get in touch with mr. Tom without any luck. He turned a football shaped cylinder of mine back into a perfect one. I'd use him again without hesitation.
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Is Rat still in business? I tried for a few months to get in touch with mr. Tom without any luck. He turned a football shaped cylinder of mine back into a perfect one. I'd use him again without hesitation.

Man I guess you would have to call or show up...that's what I used to do.
He use to replate kart cylinders all the time, its been several years though.
His son was a pro motocross rider if I remember correctly and built nice .
Id use them any day if still around.
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Planned on letting them rebuild my top and bottom end on my Husky. This feels like a lot of trust to put in someone I've never met. Doing it wrong will end badly. I've heard good things about their suspension and other miscellaneous work but not engine building. Anyone have any experience with the quality of the engine work? Are they one of those shops that wants to fix more than is needed? Would like to get it done by them because they are local but wondering if I should just bite the bullet and ship the motor to someone who specializes in Huskies.
just do it yourself.

It is very easy as long as you dont have to split the cases.
Take the new piston to the machine shop with they sleeve and they will take care of you.


Uh oh, I think that sleeve is nikasil plated, that might be a bit trickier

Oops again....

The whole thing is not that hard, just buy a manual and follow it to a T.
BUT, if you take it to a shop, it should be around $400 labor.....or close

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I've heard bad things about taking street toys to ebr and good things about dirt toys. From what I've gathered they have more dirt knowledge.
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just do it yourself.

It is very easy as long as you dont have to split the cases.
Take the new piston to the machine shop with they sleeve and they will take care of you.


Uh oh, I think that sleeve is nikasil plated, that might be a bit trickier

Oops again....

The whole thing is not that hard, just buy a manual and follow it to a T.
BUT, if you take it to a shop, it should be around $400 labor.....or close
I bought a big bore kit so it would be easier not having to mess with the old cylinder since it comes with one. Problem is I have to rebuild the crank and I can't do that. So I would rather just drop the engine off somewhere and pick it up a few days laters all fresh and minty with an extra 8 to 10 horsepower and MONSTER TORQUE THAT POWER WHEELIES IN 4TH AND SCARES SMALL CHILDREN. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
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U sir are off my christmas list and death-will....

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These are the guys who rebuilt my crank...The Magician did all the leg work...its hard as to get these guys on the phone though...

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I bought a big bore kit so it would be easier not having to mess with the old cylinder since it comes with one. Problem is I have to rebuild the crank and I can't do that. So I would rather just drop the engine off somewhere and pick it up a few days laters all fresh and minty with an extra 8 to 10 horsepower and MONSTER TORQUE THAT POWER WHEELIES IN 4TH AND SCARES SMALL CHILDREN. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
I would trust EBR to do it....If the Magician wouldnt do it or have time they would be my second choice for a thumper motor. Go check em out...they will give u a full tour of thier shop....seemed well organized and they had plenty of motor work going on so ppl trust them...
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Is Rat still in business? I tried for a few months to get in touch with mr. Tom without any luck. He turned a football shaped cylinder of mine back into a perfect one. I'd use him again without hesitation.
Tom still does a little work but not really full time like he used to. He's building a house in Costa Rica so he's back and fourth alot and hard to get ahold of so don't expect anything back from him in a hurry, but still very quality work. He's still doing cylinders and cranks for sure but I don't know about engine builds.
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Pony @ motorcycle machine works in Alvin has done some machine work for me and does most of the local pro-am racers motors. Does excellent work dirt cheap because he's a small operation but he stays busy so don't expect anything done lightning fast. Shoot me a pm if you want his contact info
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I've heard bad things about taking street toys to ebr and good things about dirt toys. From what I've gathered they have more dirt knowledge.
Back when I raced alot of MX, EBR was one of the only places local riders took their bikes for suspension work and motor rebuilds and never heard any complaints. Them and PWR (Pro works racing). Dunno about their street stuff. To be honest, I didn't even know they did streetbike stuff.
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