ROTAX engine

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Would anyone have a ROTAX 500 cc single-cylinder four stroke engine for sale? I could use one for my KTM GS 500 1982.
Thanks in advance.
 

SFO

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Good luck finding a spare in the U.S.
These bikes got stipped of their motors and scrapped in favor of a Ron Woods frame and dirt tracking.
The 500cc head is ecspecially desiarable due to it being a smaller chamber than the later 600cc variation.
You might be better off trying to do a motor swap with a 600cc honda or ktm.
These motors were not as nearly as popular.
I would put a lc4 motor in it anbd call it even.
If you are into a full restoration you are going to have to pay the piper.
Rotax motors are not being given away.
I would get a cycle news and find a team with a spare motor.
Btw, these things have been USED!
BEWARE!
Junk rotaxes abound.
Buying a motor that you haven't heard actually run is a serious risk.
 

smb_racing

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If you have a motor to rebuild you could try the parts section at the Vintage Can-Am site They have great parts sources like Tony Murphy Rotax and The Vintage Shed :)