This Yamaha Rhino ATV was built by Dark Side Fabrications from Mesa, Arizona. The factory 421 cc engine has been replaced by a 1000 cc inline-four from a Yamaha R1 motorcycle. The larger engine is making around 180 horsepower. They also installed a long travel suspension to handle the increased power while off roading.
Source: Dark Side Fab
your 1000cc convertion on your rhino is impressive , i’ve been wanting to do this for a while . i was hoping to get so install info from you , mainly how you conected your drive line? and have you had failure issues with the stock diff?
It is a great swap. Darkside Fabrications (website no loner active) would be able to answer your questions dealing with this swap.
i would like some details on your swap if you wouldent mind. I was considering putting a 1000 turbo from an apex sled wondering if you had considered that opption or herd of any reason someone has not done it yet
Ryan I would suggest you contact Darkside Fabrications (website no loner active). They would be able to give you a lot more details. If you do happen to complete that swap please let us know. We would love to see it.
I was woundering if you had some instrucketion for this swap because my friends and I have been looking around, and bought a 04 rhino and was wondering if you had thoughs instrucktiong so we could do it in my garage. Thank you if you could help us out.
dude i need a complete engine for my rhino. what did you do with the 1 you took out of yours
Please contact the shop located in the article.
i still have my original 660 rhino motor available if someone needs one i did a similar conversion to my rhino i fitted a honda vtr1000 engene thanks hannes
i have a 2007 rhino side by side looking for dependable 660 motor
i need a 660 rhino engine if anyone has one
I have a 98′ VTR1000 engine that I want to put my Rhino. Any and all suggestions would be very helpfull. I am a 15+year marine diesel tech with the tools and balls to do it. Please call me anytime at 561-932-2603 or send me an email with any help. Thanks, Brad Ryder, Icon Diesel Service, West Palm Beach, FL. 33407
I would be interested in your 660 stock engine how much?
Does anybody know where you can find a rhino 660 engine that is good shape?
I need an engine to replace my 04 rhino 660. The piston arm blew out the back of my engine. 570-972-6602
im looking for a 660 crank case for a rhino or grizzly if you know of anybody please contact me.thks
I 2007 450 rhino with carb would like to swap engine up in size and EFI..any suggestions?
My 09 700 rinho has pulked the motor twice.With no help from yamaha I don’t want to spend another 2900 hundred on a rebuild.This machine has only 70 hrs. Is the r1 the way to go,I would like to keep the 4×4. thanks
do you have a rhino 660 motor, i need one for a customer