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post #1 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will an 08 motor fit in a 06-07

Well I threw number four rod threw the block today at the strip. So that motor is trash. And that brings me to my next question. Will the 08 zx10r motor fit in a 06-07 frame? I don't mean bolt right up but will it fit with custom motor mounts?
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Dont know for sure but good luck with it man..

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Also another question. Is it worth the trouble to retrofit the 08 motor. Is there really that much of an improvement?
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I'm interested to hear, too. Someday I may want to put a later engine into my race car.

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I don't know if it would be worth it or not. My gut says that the real improvements in the bike are in the handling, but if you need a new motor anyway, it may be worth the extra effort.
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if you can get one for the same price as a replacement motor or fixing the motor I'd say go for it, the only thing is that you will maybe have issues with the throttle bodies since they changed to oval TB's but they might have only made the intake boots different to fit. I'm sure it can be done but you also have to wonder about sensors and such....
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I have several advanced electronics training classes under my belt. So wirring won't be an issue.
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wiring and also the crank pickups are sometimes different but if they are the same you should be safe.
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Anything will fit with enough time, but the improvement wont be enough to warrant the cost in throwing in the newer motor
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post #10 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 07:20 PM
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Yeah, other than the added fuel injectors and oval sub throttle bodies, there isn't much difference. If you put the race intake cam kit and thinner head gasket you're running pretty much what the 08 is because it has the higher compression, and the cam specs on the stock 08 are pretty much the same as far as I know. I hope you're getting what I'm saying, basically that it'd be a waste of time/money. Build up an 06-07 motor and put in there, you're better off doing that IMO. The second set of injectors are really the only thing better on the 08's motor.

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