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Old 01-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Engine build cost for track.

How much are engine rebuilds for track bikes? I'm converting my stock R6 to track only and I am not sure how much longer the engine will last because Its high mileage and its been giving me problems lately. If it gives out what is the usual cost for a rebuilt performance engine? Will it be more cost effective to buy a used motor on eBay and replace?
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If you're staying stock it's usually less expensive to swap in a good low mileage engine from a totaled bike.
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i think Dr. Gonzo was selling a built R6 engine, dunno if he still has it.

as far as price, it depends on what you want, and who does it. do you want a superbike, or superstock build?
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i think Dr. Gonzo was selling a built R6 engine, dunno if he still has it.

as far as price, it depends on what you want, and who does it. do you want a superbike, or superstock build?
I would like a superbike build. I see the engines from the graves website, but they say they don't last that long. I wonder how long that actually is.
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If its for trackdays, definately go with low mileage used, very little of the speed comes from the engine, thats why guys on 250,s and 600,s kill guys on 1000,s, work on skill level, plus the reliability factor, now if its dragracing or profesional road racing where money is involved totally different story
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How much are engine rebuilds for track bikes? I'm converting my stock R6 to track only and I am not sure how much longer the engine will last because Its high mileage and its been giving me problems lately. If it gives out what is the usual cost for a rebuilt performance engine? Will it be more cost effective to buy a used motor on eBay and replace?
stick to a stock motor

with a tuned engine, depending on the state of tune, can come expensive rebuilds and "refresh".
then there's upgrading the cooling system to deal with the extra heat in some cases, different fuel mapping and dyno time to get the most from the tune.

it's a money pit....

as tim says different if your a pro racer.........
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i have some sick aftermarket gsxr ape cams that i'd be willing to part with. those cams with a custom map, maybe add some race fuel, and boom you're good to go.
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Thanks for everyone's advice, I'll go with the used stock motor. Does anyone know the cost to remove and replace an engine?
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