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T5A Engine Parts

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Paulo
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T5A Engine Parts

Post by Paulo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:25 am

Hello,
I just went to look at a 72 Kitty that is up for sale a few miles from the house. It has the early Kawasaki T5A Engine. Should I avoid the model with the T5A engine because of parts availability, or is it not a concern if the engine runs? As of now, it starts and runs, but I'm still wondering about T5A engine parts in the event of a catastrophic failure. I don't know if I should keep looking or go ahead and buy this one. Thanks!


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snowmobilejack
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Re: T5A Engine Parts

Post by snowmobilejack » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 am

It's true that there are T5A engine parts that are no longer available, so you have that straight. But if the sled is in running condition it may be fine for a season or two. Some people have found it better to retrofit the engine in the older Kitty's which is the perfect solution if the T5A Kawasaki goes south.

I think "almost" everything else for the old Kitty's is still available so if the price was right on the sled I don't think you need to avoid it.

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