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RevTech engine identification?

Discussion in 'General' started by Goatboy71, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Goatboy71

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    Just bought my first bike 04 Ridgeback.. I have had several people look at the engine but can't confirm the size? No markers saying what it is. And searching the serial number hasn't gave me any luck either! Any help would be appreciated as I'm new to the big dog world! And I know everyone hates the RevTech engine no shit talking necessary thanks
     
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    If it’s a RevTech, it isn’t stock. Look for a serial number, contact the manufacturer and see if they have any info on the serial number. Stock should be a S&S 117, I believe.
     
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    Look on the foot shift side, bottom of front jug on motor take a pic, if it’s a S&S it will say like Supersidewinder which is the 107
     
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    It's a RevTech
     
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    Had a chance to buy a RT145 for $3K had 120 miles on it. Hind site being 20/20 I can kick my ass for not buying it
     
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    You sure it's a Big Dog?
     
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    Good point been a lot of big dogs listed that are not big dogs.

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    That's what the title says 2004 Ridgeback
     
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    Is it really that hard to believe that maybe the original engine was neglected, ate itself and was replaced with the cheapest new option? It’s cheaper to buy a new revtech than rebuild s&s.
     
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    Can you post a pic that might help?

    What's the serial numbers on the engine?
    the first numbers in the serial # should be the cci part number for the motor size.

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    5850605311 is the serial number on the block and yes the vin matches the title
     
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    I believe it's 100 cubic inch motor.. it's not black or polished just the natural aluminum. 3 piece covers?
     
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    58506 should be the CCI part # which makes it a 100" and according to the part # it was assembled by Revtech. Its an earlier version as they no longer use that part #

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    There is a big dog for sale here that has a revtec in it.. guy says he has had it forever because no one wants a dog on hospice.. lol.. and that' what happened to this bike, he blew the engine and was looking at almost 4k to rebuild it and a new revtec was only like 3200 bucks
     
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    Easy killer.. he came on hard and ain't diving in that easy.. lol;)
     
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    I have no issues with revtec.. just wouldn' have one on n e dog.. maybe a custom bobber or something.. jmo
     
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    Haha I've never been apart of a forum before wasn't aware of the intro section. Thanks for the responses.. I understand about everyone wishing it was an S&S.. but I also scored the bike for a grand. I'll take it all day and enjoy my first road bike
     
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    There is nothing wrong with a RevTech, even less at that price. That’s a screaming deal.
     
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    Got any pics of this bike?
     
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    What I have seen said there were issues with early models, but most were taken care of. There are more wear and maintenance issues, but that’s the hidden price for cheap. It’s not balanced nearly as well, so it will vibrate more and cause more shit to loosen up. They aren’t bad, you just get what you pay for.
     
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