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post #1 of 26 Old 10-01-2019, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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On the Kawi site it looks like the 19+ RR cams are the "kit" cams for the Gen6 R's. Can anyone confirm that the RR cams are indeed drop in?

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If so then would that mean the gen 6 motor is same as current?
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If so then would that mean the gen 6 motor is same as current?

AFAIK the gen6 motor itself is the same, the only difference was the cam setup with the finger followers (and whatever new parts are needed to make those work, maybe springs?) to allow higher revs etc... so maybe its possible all the new parts *could* bolt up to a gen5 bike... that would be pretty cool if it turns out to be true.... but its going to be a lot more parts than just the cams.
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AFAIK the gen6 motor itself is the same, the only difference was the cam setup with the finger followers (and whatever new parts are needed to make those work, maybe springs?) to allow higher revs etc... so maybe its possible all the new parts *could* bolt up to a gen5 bike... that would be pretty cool if it turns out to be true.... but its going to be a lot more parts than just the cams.
or they might be a bolt-on only for 19+ models if there are some different mounting points on the cylinder head

really would need someone at kawa to confirm, i doubt anyone has tried putting it on a gen5 yet since its all relatively new.
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There is no gen6 yet. There are race kit cams available for a 2019 zx10r as an option. In zx10rr they come standard.

2020 zx10r will remain the same as 2019.
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There is no gen6 yet.
some people been referring to the 2019 as gen6, since it has a different valvetrain setup than the 16-18... but youre right its not really a new gen IMO, just an update.

but my question was... will the 2019+ cam setup fit in the 16-18? probably not, but would be cool if it could.
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but my question was... will the 2019+ cam setup fit in the 16-18? probably not, but would be cool if it could.
First of all, it would be great to find a dyno sheet that confirms the benefits!

torque at low rpm? more power at high?
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you cannot put a gen6 head into a gen45 engine, the oil routes are different.

you will need a entire 2019 engine to do the swap....

the 2019 its more advance and lets you rev higher, more lift into the cams ....
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I would imagine it's possible to put 2019 head onto the 2018 bottom but I don't think it's worth the hassle for relatively small gains. We're talking liter bike here and there's more power on tap than one can put down to the ground. Just get a 2019 motor and pop it in. There was a change in ECU part number in 2019+ as well so that will have to come as well. And no, 2019 is not a gen6. The bike is 98% the same. I'd call it gen5a :)
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Im doing a head gen4 to gen5... bigger ex valves...

some benefit must have
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