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ZX6R Engine mods

Is it worth it to go inside the motor? Big bore kits and cams? It will cost alot of mullah but I wonder if it is worth the money? So far I have a D&D pipe, jet kit, Timing advance kit, -1+2 520 conversion, ngk plugs, amsoil oil, and an ebc clutch kit.

BTW Its a 2000 zx6r with 14K miles.
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Is it worth it to go inside the motor? Big bore kits and cams? It will cost alot of mullah but I wonder if it is worth the money? So far I have a D&D pipe, jet kit, Timing advance kit, -1+2 520 conversion, ngk plugs, amsoil oil, and an ebc clutch kit.

BTW Its a 2000 zx6r with 14K miles.
I'd try to find out if the ZX9r motor would fit and do a swap... probably cost the same if not less...
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I don't know how true this is but I heard you have to widen the frame for the zx9 motor.
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I don't know how true this is but I heard you have to widen the frame for the zx9 motor.
sell the 6 and buy a 9...

still probably cheaper than waste'n your time with the internals of the 6... maybe a ZX7r motor will fit.

the only way I'd mess with the internals of a 600 is if I were racing in a 600 class
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If you're that big of a power junkie just a liter class bike.






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Well I am wanting some more power but I don't really want or a need a liter bike. 14K miles on it already and I plan on logging in another 7K this year. It won't be long before a rebuild is necessary. I am just wondering what kind of power gain is to be expected and is it worth the $.
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Well I am wanting some more power but I don't really want or a need a liter bike. 14K miles on it already and I plan on logging in another 7K this year. It won't be long before a rebuild is necessary. I am just wondering what kind of power gain is to be expected and is it worth the $.
your joking right? If you do regular maintenance, it may just out live you
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Well maintenance wise I stay on top of, but it's high reving gear dropping abuse that might or might not hold up. I am just getting a game plan up before it's time and too late. I am not going into a perfectly good bike. So if it takes a chit do I spend the extra money or go back stock?
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Well maintenance wise I stay on top of, but it's high reving gear dropping abuse that might or might not hold up. I am just getting a game plan up before it's time and too late. I am not going into a perfectly good bike. So if it takes a chit do I spend the extra money or go back stock?
If it does crap out, then would be a good time to mod. Shouldn't cost too much to bore it over a little and port and polish the heads.....wait- can you do that on bikes? Are the cylinders plated or lined on yours?

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If it does crap out, then would be a good time to mod. Shouldn't cost too much to bore it over a little and port and polish the heads.....wait- can you do that on bikes? Are the cylinders plated or lined on yours?
Yes it can be done. May cost more depending tho. Its not as simple as rebuilding your ol 350 Small block.
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Yes it can be done. May cost more depending tho. Its not as simple as rebuilding your ol 350 Small block.
Yeah- I imagine replating costs a good bit. Too bad nobody makes a "ol small block" for bikes though. A good, simple engine in a bike that's not outdated would be fun.


And in no way should you bring harley into this. Their engines are more like the twit that puts a fat cam in his big block that he never plans to run anywhere.

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Yeah- I imagine replating costs a good bit. Too bad nobody makes a "ol small block" for bikes though. A good, simple engine in a bike that's not outdated would be fun.


And in no way should you bring harley into this. Their engines are more like the twit that puts a fat cam in his big block that he never plans to run anywhere.
you not see seen that vrod that runs the dragon have you??

think its a vrod anyhow. Def a Vtwin be it a S&S etc.
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Well I am wanting some more power but I don't really want or a need a liter bike. 14K miles on it already and I plan on logging in another 7K this year. It won't be long before a rebuild is necessary. I am just wondering what kind of power gain is to be expected and is it worth the $.
I'm told that your bigger gains are seen when you do the proper head work with cams. I have never done that yet but I was turned away from doing a big bore kit to my bike unless I needed to have a bore job and recoating. I would say on a good running engine with no engine failures the best bang for the buck would be Ported heads and a nice set of cams with everything tuned in good!

If you have an internal engine failure then I would look for a Motor Swap either to a 9 or a new fuel injected 6. I'm sure a Ninja specific forum could be of better assistance to you.

Either way good luck and ride smart!
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If you want the power then trade up! If you want a back up plan then bore that bich! If you want to hear of people who've done it check a ninja specific forum!

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