BINGO!! My thoughts exactly. For $500 you should be able to fix the cyl, 2 new pistons, crank seals and gasket set. Then you essentially have a new motor. Spend $800 and you are getting a used motor that you don't know the history of and how it was taken care of. If you are thinking you want to do a motor swap for a bigger cc, you might as well just part the whole sled out and buy one you want.Originally posted by CanadianXCR
[br]personally i would fix what you have for the price..Doing a bastardized hybrid doesn't always work out as planned, plus, you never know what you are gonna get into engine wise, plus is lowers the resale value of the sled later on. Do it once, do it right, you will soon forget it happened. Good luck with whichever route you take, let us know how it goes.