Cheers Bill. I never realised there was such a convoluted process in just turning the ignition on. So many things that some of us might take for granted.
After all that your still better off with a good strong chain into the ground, as 2 strong lads could pick the bike up and walk away with it Immobiliser or not, they make'em too light these daysCheers Bill. I never realised there was such a convoluted process in just turning the ignition on. So many things that some of us might take for granted.
And you're correct.You mentioned looking at a 2002 929. I'm pretty sure the 929 was only made in 2000 and 2001. . .
Hi, thanks for the tips.Have a look here, post #9,
I would be more inclined to a Compression test, if thats OK , then engine out and replace parts , could be cheaper in the long run, also you know the engine will be good once finished, at least that's what I'd dothe motor in my 954 went bad and i got a really good deal on a 929 motor so i was wonding if anyone could help me with the specifics on doing this swap. i have the old motor out and the 929 motor sitting underneath the frame but am having trouble with the wiring issues. i am sure i need to...www.fireblades.org
Hi. Thank you for the tips.mostly it will fit. the Fi on the 954 uses bigger injectors, different inlet throttle bodies, trumpets, and airbox. there are people who fit the 954 ones to a 929 as the bigger throttle bodies allow more air in and there are some power gains to be had. i think if you fit all the 954 stuff to the 929 motor in a 954 frame it would actually all fit.
the fueling will be wrong and it will run rich but a power commander and dyno time will correct that quite easily. expect to pay around £200 for the dyno plus the cost of the power commander.
Here in the UK you need to advise the vehicle licencing people (DVLA) of the change in engine, engine number, and CC, and insurance too as its a modified bike.
the electricals don't need swapping, unless you want to use a 929 ECU and injectors. The bikes have the same fuel pump and FPR on both bike. I suspect you can use the exhaust from the 954 on the 929 engine. iirc the 954 is a slightly bigger piston bore but other than this the external dimensions are the same for both.Hi, thanks for the tips.
Seems like all electricals and fuel and even exhaust have to be swapped over from the 929...
Perhaps running the compression test and stripping the engine to have a good look might be the thing to do.
Thanks again. 👍🏼
don't forget to post findings, with pictures!Hi. Thank you for the tips.
It's not actually as straightforward as I'll like to think it is 😅
We have the same dvla rules here in Malaysia but it is a lot of hassle and very costly too, so actually replacing an engine with another is a last resort exercise for most people.
I think I'm going to strip the wrecked engine to have a look inside
I have been riding a 929 for almost 58k miles. Previously had a 954 for 27k miles. I say 100% without a doubt the 929 is a better bike. More reliable, better response, and drags knee a lot easier for some reason. I honestly could hardly tell a power difference. I ride a 2000 929 and I will keep it for the rest of my life. 58k miles and haven’t had any major problems other than replace the seals and a couple chains I’ve been through. (All is obviously normal for any bike)I'm looking to buy a Fireblade after twelve years on a Transalp! People say the 954 is a better bike than the 929 and consequently is more expensive. I probably can only afford a 929. I'm looking at a 2002 929 which does it for me. Any thoughts on the merits of the two models would be appreciated. Is the 954 much better?