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Guys,

Looking at the Kawi website I see there are three options for thin head gaskets for the '06 ZX10. They are: .50mm, .55mm, and .60mm. I'm curious what everyone is using or would recommend. My riding consists of a good amount of extended high speed highway runs on 93 octane gas.

I don't mind leaving a few horses on the table in exchange for not breaking anything so is it a matter of the thinner the better or something in between in the interest of reliability/longevity?

Thanks,
Damon
 

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vdharris said:
Guys,

Looking at the Kawi website I see there are three options for thin head gaskets for the '06 ZX10. They are: .50mm, .55mm, and .60mm. I'm curious what everyone is using or would recommend. My riding consists of a good amount of extended high speed highway runs on 93 octane gas.

I don't mind leaving a few horses on the table in exchange for not breaking anything so is it a matter of the thinner the better or something in between in the interest of reliability/longevity?

Thanks,
Damon
I'm gonna install the .55mm
 

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there are actually 6 choices.. i went with 45mm..

11004-0022 Gasket-Head T=0.55
$16.92
11004-0023 Gasket-Head T=0.45
$16.92
11004-0026 Gasket-Head T=0.65
$72.58
11004-0034 Gasket-Head T=0.50
$16.92
11004-0052 Gasket-Head T=0.60
$16.92
 

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deezuhl said:
there are actually 6 choices.. i went with 45mm..

11004-0022 Gasket-Head T=0.55
$16.92
11004-0023 Gasket-Head T=0.45
$16.92
11004-0026 Gasket-Head T=0.65
$72.58
11004-0034 Gasket-Head T=0.50
$16.92
11004-0052 Gasket-Head T=0.60


$16.92


Please tell us your results with the .45mm
 

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I have the .45mm installed in mine. And a spare on the shelf that I just checked the part number on. For sure the .45mm
 

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normjack said:
Please tell us your results with the .45mm
results are in the avatar..:mrgreen:

btw..thats under 1mile
 

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deezuhl said:
results are in the avatar..:mrgreen:

btw..thats under 1mile

WOW thats stout. My 04 GPS @189 before having to shut down. That was stock gearing was still pulling. Was running with a buddy that had Head and cam package Busa.

Did you have to re-degree cams for piston to valve clearance?
 

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Piston to valve clearance is close Norm depending where you put the cam if you use the Kawi kit intake cam. For me and my style of riding I have my intake advanced to 105 and it's dead on .04 Piston to valve, BUT more importantly it has 205 static cranking pressure. If I advance the intake any more I'll need more room and a thicker gasket to lower the pressure some. It's on the edge in both cases. I wish my intake was advanced more for a street bike motor. Mid punch means more to me than all out top end. I'm in and out of the mid range constantly on any ride and seldom get a chance OR Place to run this bike top end.
 

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Piston to valve clearance is close Norm depending where you put the cam if you use the Kawi kit intake cam. For me and my style of riding I have my intake advanced to 105 and it's dead on .04 Piston to valve, BUT more importantly it has 205 static cranking pressure. If I advance the intake any more I'll need more room and a thicker gasket to lower the pressure some. It's on the edge in both cases. I wish my intake was advanced more for a street bike motor. Mid punch means more to me than all out top end. I'm in and out of the mid range constantly on any ride and seldom get a chance OR Place to run this bike top end.
yeah my bike doesnt have much down low but pulls like a freight train up top. with all the power my bike has right now you wouldnt beleive it doesnt come up off the ground in 1st at all with near stock gearing.. i dont know the cam #'s but i can tell you the top end is insane..
 

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We did the gasket, kit intake cam, and I ported the head.
Actually the bike is ALOT faster everywhere then it was with pipe and commander, when racing guys on 05-06 gixxer 1000's who have degreed cams, compression and more, also are good riders who race, thats when they will pull Deezuhls bike in 1st gear going from a 3000-3500 rpm roll, because the suzukis 1st gear ratio is much shorter than the kawasaki.
The bike with these mods and a good head make very good h.p.
This bike flies, its power is in the upper rpms.
we are geared 1/2 tooth taller than stock making it 198 mph gearing with the kit ECU to avoid hitting the limiter.
 

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do you still run pump gas? how much can you do till you have to run race gas? also i see alot of guys do just the intake cam why not both the intake and exhaust?
 

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Depends on the elevation you ride at. The higher the elevation, the less octane you need (within reason).
 

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do you still run pump gas? how much can you do till you have to run race gas? also i see alot of guys do just the intake cam why not both the intake and exhaust?
yep 93 octane on the thin gasket w/o an issue.. We checked piston to valve clearance and had plenty of room.. at about 14:1 compression youll want to be on race gas most likely.. your wont even be at a true 13:1 with the gasket so your safe..the exhaust cam is smaller than stock thats why i wont run it.. also, i was just told kawi is not offering the intake cam any longer..
 

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Ok where does one get a .45 mm head gasket for a zx10 gen 4, I can only see .50 being the smallest, thanks Gum
 
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