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  1. #1
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    Default zx2r rebuild suggestions?

    Hi,

    Not sure if i should start a new thread but i just bought my zx2r with 50 000 kms on it knowing it will run out of puff soon. So in its last legs i was wondering what bikers do in this situation (buy new engine as in second hand, or just rebuild)

    I rebuild and do engine conversions for cars but not as familiar with carbies.

    So far i have just planned

    Clutch replacement
    head recondition
    porting
    Recondition carbies
    rehone block + new pistons and rings
    balance crank + new bearings
    seals and gaskets etc.
    replace hoses as necessary.

    What i am not sure is, is it easier to just buy a second hand engine+ carbies? if so where would i find one.

    And whats the rough cost in parts for all those items? am i looking in the thousands? and are there any aftermarket parts i could be interested in. (stroker kits, high compression, aftermarket camshafts etc.)

    Also is fuel injection conversion with ITB's Do-able? or worthwhile?

    As i said if any of my questions are ignorant please bear with me, Motorbikes are a whole new world to me. I do plan on upgrading later down the track but i was hoping i could keep this one as a GP bike/ track bike. ( i get quite attached to my belongings :P)

    Cheers!!

    (my budget at the moment depends on the outcome of the rebuild, so e.g. a fuel injected ITB solution im willing to spend up to 3-4 grand IF the gains are worth it, if its just a plain rebuild im hoping to spend about 1-2grand tops in parts.)

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    ring up some bike shops that find out what parts they have and you will probably find they have nothing?? i had a zx2 that i got cheap and it was a bit rough i was gona fix it up for my gf, put new rings in it and stuff but couldnt find any shops that sold parts, found one guy on ebay that had a head gasket....its a pretty old bike and it was never sold here only a import im pretty sure so parts are hard to come by, i did find a wreckers in vic that had second hand parts but expensive....

    how long have you had the bike and does it need a rebuild or you just think it should cos its got 50kks? thats really not that many ks, unless its blowing out crazy smoke and goes like crap i would just enjoy it for as long as you have to(restricted licence?) then save your cash and when you can sell it and buy a bigger bike. the 3-4k you could spend you could sell it for 1500-2000 and then buy a 600 thats already fuel injectored and makes twice the power....

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    im going to ride it to its death :P

    not blowing smoke but getting really rattly and needs full choke on start up for a while or else it stalls on cold. (my carbies dont like the cold)

    Cant i go to kawasaki dealer and ask them for parts?

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    meh all kawasakis are rattley probably just needs a new cam chain or the tensioner is stuffed. full choke sounds pretty standard, its a old bike after all thats what all old cars and bikes are like specialy now its gettin colder. my bike stays in choke mode for a few mins aswell, its just auto thats the only difference...you can go there or call them either way, i called about 5 places in brisbane and no one had anything maybe you will have some luck....try us sites the aussie dollar is good atm....

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    If the engine from a GPX can go in without a hitch that would be the cheapest option. Time to start the google up mate.
    http://home1.gte.net/res0ak9f/bike.htm :- check it out
    My ride:- 2005 Kawasaki GPX 250:- Sold 06/2011
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    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/Ride/ and then click on Product Tests.
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    ewww gpx motor thats like putting a diesel in a sports car....oh wait....

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    gpx motor? wow u can do engine swaps on bikes easily?

    My engine swap on my car was a pain haha from the same manufacturer though so at least the wiring colours were similar :P

    whats wrong with the GPX motors? (orange ute)

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    It all depends, on a basic level it's easier because you don't have to worry about mating drive trains or crankcases since it's (usually) just a chain to a sprocket for a drivetrain.

    A gpx engine in a zx2r frame is not the best option, the gpx engine is a 2 cylinder while the zx2r engine is a 4 cylinder...
    Remember, any servicing you do to the bike that doesn't fix the problem is still servicing

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    is it really that hard to find rebuild parts. im going to call around today and see if i can source and new parts for my bike.

    There has got to be some aftermarket companies.. for cars theres heaps!!

 

 

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