Anyone measured the "deck height" on a ZX10R
I am curios to know if anyone has measured the deck height on a stock ZX10R. I recognize production tolerances vary but I was hoping someone who has had their motor apart or at least the head off can tell me what the stock deck height is.
I have not yet measured one for myself but am trying to calculate in advance which of the "thin" head gaskets I will be purchasing.
I also ordered the race intake cam but held off on ordering the exhaust. 2 concerns here. Most people it seems are only ordering the intake and I am afraid it may be no longer available, and if I ordered the exhaust also and received only that cam, but never the intake thats a waste of money.
Kawasaki on buykawasaki.com does not even list these cams as available race parts for the 07 model (04,05,06 only) which leaves me to believe they are not going to make any more. The question is are there still any in the pipeline? Will know in a couple of days.
If I get the intake cam then Im going to order the springs for the exhaust cam. If I get the springs, then I am going to order the exhaust cam. Does this make sense?
Next question? Has anyone measured or does anyone know what the thickness is of the STOCK head gasket?
If I knew these 2 questions I could guess very close as to which "thin" gasket I would want to run and then could purchase just that one of the 3 choices.
I am looking for .035" of squish. I dont like running 13,000 RPM engines any tighter than .035.
As an example most of the old ZX7's and 9's came from the factory with a negative -.005 deck height. Added to that of a stock headgasket of .030 and you were already spot on from the factory .035 piston to head clearnace or what some refer to as squish, or quench clearance.
I tried running some ZX7's at .030 measured squish and could tell very tiny signs of the pistons hitting the head. .030 is to tight in my opinion.
Kawasaki is selling head gaskets much thinnner than .030", so therefore the deck height must be negative. Not sure I like that design because if a .50MM gasket will work, you only have .020" of clearance with a 0 deck height.