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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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As the title says i need suggestions or ideas, I have a ex650a that has bent forks and other issues what I want to do it take the motor and other parts and swap it into another bike or atv etc. Any ideas that will help, does any one know if the motor will fit in a zx6r frame?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:07 PM
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How many threads do we need?

Anything will fit with enough work. More work than it's worth.

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Won't fit in a zx6r frame without too much work. 2003/04 zx6r forks bolt up if you change the triple clamps as well.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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Have you seen people put them on go cart frames? Look on Youtube at the r1 go carts. That may be a little too much though....
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If you have to ask if you how to do it, there is a good chance you don't have the fab skills to make it work.

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I am asking because i want to know what people had sucess with, I have a totaled bike due to forks, it is un usable. there are frames from zx6rs that are cheap. ex650r motor+ zx6r frame=minor project. I am not trying to invent thousands just looking to see what i can do with all these parts, because people are not really buying them. Thanks for the help garyIII and sev

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Best option is just to replace the forks. It's cheapest and least work.

If you want something different, fit a front end (yolks, wheel, forks and brakes) from a 636.

650 motor and zx6r frame isn't a minor project. Apart from very different engine mounts you'd have to offset the motor to line up the sprockets.

People aren't buying your parts because most of them also have wrecked forks and fairings with good motors as a result of buying bikes that they can't control as well as they thought they could.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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I see, it seems like i am gonna just look for a bad engine ex650 figure something else interesting out

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What about using the motor for a microlight?

No traffic or things to hit with one of those.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by goingtoscotland View Post
How many threads do we need?

Anything will fit with enough work. More work than it's worth.
Umm.... It's a forum... Forums have threads... Some of them even have a few repeat threads...
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Back on topic

I agree with just replace the forks and whatever else is broken/bent etc... Finding the same bike with a bad motor isn't a bad thought either
A 650cc go cart would be sweet but I've heard I those v-twins can really tear up welded joints with the vibrations they cause... But I'm sure with heavy enough mounts/ welds etc it would work.

I would fix it/find a donor bike and come up with a different "project". Start small and cheap, learn to weld/fabricate in the process maybe?? If it works... Great... If it doesn't... You will still have a bike and may not have burnt up as much money.



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