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Old 07-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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Anyone dropped a motor lately?

Anyone dropped a motor out of the frame lately?

How long did it take? Can basic tools get the job done?

Did it bother you enough to consider taking it to a shop and pay them the $$ to do it?

I'm lazy...not the best with tools, and don't want to get in something I can't complete...

Bike in question is a 2008 R6.
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About an hour if you have tools and are familiar with the bike.
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Anyone dropped a motor out of the frame lately?

How long did it take? Can basic tools get the job done?

Did it bother you enough to consider taking it to a shop and pay them the $$ to do it?

I'm lazy...not the best with tools, and don't want to get in something I can't complete...

Bike in question is a 2008 R6.
Just drop it out? Or put another back in?
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Just drop it out? Or put another back in?
Drop out for now...
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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dropping it is the quick easy part, just yank bolts and wires, putting it back in takes time and proper labeling during drop out.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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About an hour and 15min. Its pretty simple, i can give you a hand this weekend if you need help
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We just swaped an R6 motor the other day....


There's really not much to it, just have to remember where everything went. Takes about ~2 hours with proper tools and jack. Make sure you have a friend around to help drop the motor out of the frame, it takes both of ya.
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We just swaped an R6 motor the other day....


There's really not much to it, just have to remember where everything went. Takes about ~2 hours with proper tools and jack. Make sure you have a friend around to help drop the motor out of the frame, it takes both of ya.
Any idea how much it weighed when it was out?
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About an hour and 15min. Its pretty simple, i can give you a hand this weekend if you need help
Thanks for offering, but I'm looking to do it tonight...
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Anyone dropped a motor out of the frame lately?

How long did it take? Can basic tools get the job done?

Did it bother you enough to consider taking it to a shop and pay them the $$ to do it?

I'm lazy...not the best with tools, and don't want to get in something I can't complete...

Bike in question is a 2008 R6.
I dropped 2 motors while I had a broken back. Combined time probably took 3.5-4 hours(over the span of a couple days). But it was an older model gsxr, pretty easy to tear down.


I had a few places quote it. It definitely a hassle, but it was worth the dough I saved.



Putting it back together, I had a lot of help. Probably took a little over an hour, to get almost the whole thing back to being a bike with 3 fellas trippin' over each other.
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it should weight about 150 to 200 cause I dead lifted a gsxr 600 motor from a the ground to a truck bed
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I dropped 2 motors while I had a broken back. Combined time probably took 3.5-4 hours(over the span of a couple days). But it was an older model gsxr, pretty easy to tear down.


I had a few places quote it. It definitely a hassle, but it was worth the dough I saved.



Putting it back together, I had a lot of help. Probably took a little over an hour, to get almost the whole thing back to being a bike with 3 fellas trippin' over each other.
Time is more important to me then money... you mind telling me how much they quoted you and who they were? You can PM me if you'd like.

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We dropped a 600rr motor out not too long ago. It is not bad at all. Took about an hour. The motor (with oil) is pretty light. I carried it quite easily to the bed of my truck.

If you are alone, the best way is to put some ratchet straps or come-a-longs/chain falls onto a rafter in your garage. Put the floor jacket under the motor, loosen/disconnect everything (Engine mounting bolts, radiator, Chain, rear sets, airbox, exhaust), and then drop the engine by releasing the floor jack's pressure. Now, use the ratchet straps to lift the frame/front end up so that you can easily slide the engine out the rest of the way.

You can buy some phasing tape (colored electrical tape) to put on each side of the plugs before you disconnect them. This way, you just have to match the colors up to each other to plug them back in.

I think the average charge is about $600 to perform a motor swap.
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Thanks for all the help and tips guys.

I was able to do it in 3 hours and 36 minutes.

After doing this I have the utmost respect for the engineering and designing that goes into STUFFING soo much SSHHIITT into such a compact place..

My brother comes home from school, looks at the whole garage and goes like "Hooly $hit how many bikes did all that junk come out of "

Once again Thank You
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I would say 150-200lbs
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There's really not much to it, just have to remember where everything went. Takes about ~2 hours with proper tools and jack. Make sure you have a friend around to help drop the motor out of the frame, it takes both of ya.
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