Just posting a few shots of the various parts that are accumulating. It’s nice to start a project like this and have spare parts available to experiment with. Previous bike and engine projects have been one-offs and that presents a problem when failure is encountered- the need to wait for a replacement custom part, usually the weekend before a race! Now we’ll have the ability to have 2 complete engines plus a host of spare parts. What luxury!
Most of the parts are produced to my specifications by the indicated vendor, the rest are standard aftermarket performance parts. Thanks to Barry from Celtic Racing for referring us to Skip Dowling of Orient Express, a great source for all things OEM and aftermarket in the SportBike world. Skip was able to get us the parts we need at very reasonable prices. A shout also goes out to Fred Renz of Yoyodyne, a great resource for hard to get exotic parts and just about anything Brembo manufacturers, even the true GP equipment.
Castings: a lot has been said about these parts and the great job Harmony/TPI is doing so I’ll leave it at that.
Chassis Castings: great parts from Harmony/TPI here too.
J&E Pistons: producer of top quality pistons for motorsports. These are a high compression version of their ZX6-R product.
Carrillo connecting rods: What is there to say? If you want the best rod, you buy a Carrillo.
Tungsten crank counterweights: From Midwest Tungsten Service. These bolt on counterweights that nest inside the con rod I beam area help keep crank and overall engine cases as narrow as possible.
Ohlins TTX front damper from Motorsports Spares, who usually deal with 4 wheel vehicles, but had the knowledge of the generic Ohlins components to help us source a suitable solution for our front spring/damping needs.
Lots of misc bolts, seals, bearings, etc.
I’m starting to amass quite a collection of parts. Soon this chaotic jumble of parts will defy entropy and assemble into an organized machine capable of scorching the track.
That’s all for now.