CLASSIC TWO-STROKE ENGINE RENOVATION AND REBUILDS

When I sold my business at Brands Hatch in the year 2000 it was so that I could “semi retire”, I have been trying to retire ever since but the work just kept flooding in.

I have now decided to cut down on the amount of work that I take on. In future I will only be rebuilding and/or renovating the following complete engines, 250/350 LC and 350 YPVS, RD500 and RG500.

I will only be tuning engines and building cranks if it is part of the complete engine rebuild. However I will still be carrying out rebores on all other cylinder barrels.

In addition to my monthly articles in “Classic Motorcycle Mechanics” I will hopefully be writing more articles for them and maybe a couple of more books so I am still going to be busy! STAN


When sending or delivering an engine please ring first. Always drain the oil and water .

I usually strip the engine assembly shortly after receiving it, I measure and inspect everything and give a detailed estimate.

The work/estimate can consist of a straight-forward overhaul and rebuild or a overhaul/rebuild and full renovation.

250/350 LC & 350 YPVS

Engine Rebuild

Strip and rebuild engine, plus parts £360
Strip and rebuild crank, plus parts £60
Rebore each barrel plus, parts £30
Machine damaged crankcase main bearing housing including bearing and retainer £150
Machine and rebush PV housing each barrel £40

Engine Renovation

Aqua-blast crankcases £ 75
Bead-blast and stove enamel barrels pair £80
Bead- blast and stove enamel head £40
Bead-blast and stove enamel clutch cover £80
Bead-blast and stove enamel L/H casing £80
Zinc-plate small part, each £1
Zinc-plate larger part, each £2
Extra labour when renovating engine £120

RD 500,RG500/400

Engine Rebuilds

Strip and rebuild engine plus parts £600
Strip and rebuild gear-box plus parts £120
Strip and rebuild each crank plus parts £60
Rebore each barrel plus parts £30

Engine Renovation

Bead-blast and stove enamel barrels each £40
Bead-blast and stove enamel heads each £40
Bead-blast and stove enamel side cases each £80
Zinc-plate all small parts each 1
Zinc-plate larger part each 2
Extra labour when renovating engine £120

All other rebores £30 each barrel plus piston kit