10-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Join Date: May 2010
2008 Cbr1000rr Track bike engine rebuilt options
Hi to all of you,
I am a track junky, riding like most of you the compact, light, honda jewel. I have done three very active track seasons with this 2008 cbr, by now it's equipped with ohlins FGRT and TTX, bazzaz TC+afrm, carbon fiber track fairing, etc.
During my last outing on the track, she had an odd sound. I took her in and inspection revealed that all cylinders are leaking past rings and intake valves... So the engine definitely needs to be taken apart and rebuild... That is a big bill, and i wouldn't feel as confident to push with this engine in the future.
So i thought about the different options i had,
1) go for another second hand engine, but that could be just worse since i wouldn't know the engine's history. for track i just feel like it's sketchy.
2) Would anyone know if HRC sells a ground-up engine ? or all the components for their sbk bikes ?
3) I'd love to mount a brand new 2012 engine. Could you guys confirm that it is the same frame and engine mounting points ?
Could the electronics actually be compatible if i just change the engine block without the ignition ?
I guess i would have to change for the new tach, or is it the same chip and connectors ?
I can find all the honda parts online but not a one peice new engine. Does anyone knows who can source this online ? (i am based in Beijing, China for work... so no honda dealer near me). Maybe honda HK...
What would you do if you were in my situation ?
All your feedback and answers are appreciated, many thanks to the community!