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I have the chance to pick up a RevTech 110 for a good price. IS it worth buying? Its a 2005 and it appears that it has never been run.
 

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More than I'd be willing to pay.

Rev Tech has a less than stellar reputation.

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Although not the preferred choice if it's their last generation motor it might not be a bad deal. If your looking to ever sell it forget it. It won't sell. But they can be a crap shoot. My son bought an fxr with one on it and I will say it's runs strong and hasn't given him any issues, it's a 110 also. His bike is pretty fast. Got around 12k on it. But that said I doubt it will go the long haul. I would go S&S if you can. Personally I would steer clear
 

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That I know also the first gen were crank failures second was mixed bag. I'm sure that other will have dates info that I don't know.
 

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What is older? I have heard the term 1st and 2nd generation. I am not sure where one starts and the other ends. This motor is a 2005?
You don't want gen 1 or gen 2

The style of nose cone and rocker box is how you tell Gen 3 from the rest.

Or to quote member from another forum

If it blows up prior to 1000 miles=gen1
If it blows up with about 1500 miles=gen2
If it blows up with less then 2500 miles=gen3
And there ya have it.
 

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$2k would be too much of a gamble for me. I’d go maybe half that. If it last you got a good deal. It’s a motor that has been sitting for 15 years from pretty much the bottom of the list aftermarket motor manufacturer. I would have to know I’m getting the better part of the deal to even consider it and even then make sure it’s an amount I could accept losing in the gamble.

Plus I’m pretty sure it’s rev tech that has proprietary parts so if something breaks you can only replace with theirs. Not Harley, S&S, ultima etc.
 

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I would stay away from RT & S&S. I’ve been through 3 of their 124’s A friend has gone through 2 S&S 113’s he is on the third. Though it hasn’t fail yet. It sounds like it won’t be long.
I’ve never run an RT motor. I’ve heard the horror story’s about them. Those same stories were the reason I purchased an S&S motor. The first 124 didn’t get out of the parking lot that I was in. The 2nd lasted much longer than the first. I mean I almost got 5,00 miles on the second motor. Of course it took S&S 6 months to send me another motor. They wanted me to find someone in my area to rebuild it. I said No. I paid for a new motor not a rebuilt motor!!!!!! The S&as has terrible customer service...
 

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Back in 2002 I ended up with a couple of RevTech 100's, first generation. The ones with nuts on each end of the crankcase bolts. Got one up and running. The Thunderheart ignition went bad around 500 miles, replaced with Dana dual fire---worked great for years. Ran great for roughly 60,000 miles till a lifter wore scores into the cam. Replaced all the lifters and cam, got a couple more years out of the engine till it began fouling the front cylinder plug every 100 miles or so. Still had pretty good compression. 15 years and close to 80,000 miles wasn't too shabby for the price. I beat on it pretty good. Always ran 20w50 dino oil changed every 3,000 miles after brake-in. Haven't repaired that engine, never started the other. That RevTech treated me well, better than the 120 Ultima, and almost as much umph. Currently trying the Ultima 127 engine but am keeping the never started first generation RevTech for a spare.
 
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