take the money you were going to spend building the motor and combine that with the sale of your 900 and buy a new 1000. The 900 will never handle like the new 1000s do, and once you put all that money into the motor, you will have a much more finicky motor that needs more maintenance.
Agreed. You will NEVER get your money back for your motor/transmission work. I bought my bike complete with motor/tranny work and carbs for $3800...so I did extremely well. Sell the 900RR, and put the balance toward a 1000RR. You can get them now for around $6500-7500.take the money you were going to spend building the motor and combine that with the sale of your 900 and buy a new 1000.
asujosh1 said:The 900 will never handle like the new 1000s do, and once you put all that money into the motor, you will have a much more finicky motor that needs more maintenance.
My Formula Xtreme 945cc 900RR makes 153.6 at the wheel and is insanely fast. It also handles extremely well - most likely very comparable to the 1000RR (but then again, it has many upgraded components on it).twojays280 said:You will end up spending a ton of money for a bike that needs more maint. and is much harder (breaks) parts. Adding 30-40 hp to a stock bottom end in an older bike is sure to break stuff.
Whoa...steady down there fella!"Adding 30-40hp on any bike will challlenge the stock bottom end. That's why my bottom end had Titanium rods, lightened and balanced crank, as well as Cosworth forged pistons. So it's strong as a bull. If you are doing a big bore kit, you would as a matter of course change the rods, bearings and prep the crank."
That's not what the original post stated. Yes if you spend that kind of time and money to create a strong bottom end you will not have as many problems and a strong reliable motor can be built. The original poster asked about doing a big bore kit, cams and headwork. Add that to a stock 98 900rr bottom end and you have a really fast grenade.
Why do people always take things out of context???:idunno:
Nope.maybe in a straight line but the 900 is a tank compared to the 1000, I think...:idunno: