2005-2006 Engine Swap

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Mon Jun 23 21:57:52 PDT 2008

i'll bow out and let you and Dan duke it out on that. (grin) Actually,  
I think I got it wrong - it's the bearings that eat into the crank. I  
see how it can happen (crank flex is the culprit) but not how the  
bearings (which I always thought were soft) do it. I haven't seen them  
myself; maybe there's a hard outer shell?

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jun 23, 2008, at 9:31 PM, zoran wrote:

> I have not seen one yet to saw in to cases.
> 07 got better rods.they did screw up heads with that dual plug :)
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> 775-786-4881
> www.twfracing.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Grein" <randygrein at comcast.net 
> >
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> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 9:27 PM
> Subject: Re: 2005-2006 Engine Swap
>> Engine mods? Depends on what you're doing. Street stuff? Probably  
>> not.  Racing? Probably. I had a long talk with Dan Zlock (Zlock  
>> Racing)  about this recently. There's a missing thrust bearing for  
>> the crank;  without it the crank tends to saw into the cases.  
>> Weird. 2nd gen rods  are weak and tend to break racing, a few other  
>> things.
>> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
>> On Jun 23, 2008, at 1:24 PM, cb at venividivroom.com wrote:
>>> I have a 2005 bike and engine, is the 2006 engine an exact bolt in
>>> swap?
>>> Also are there any internal mods to the 06 to aid reliability?
>>> Thanks
>>> Charlie

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