Question aimed at Lee (or any other UK member) really
While I'm jobless I figure I should start collecting bits for my upcoming 7/11 project. It won't be a 'fighter, but I figured you guys would know good, cheap parts sources
The plan is to use a 750L and bung a mildly tuned 1100 motor in there (about 150bhp) along with upgraded suspension and brakes, lightweight wheels etc. but keep it looking stock as a rock.
I had planned to find a cheapish K or L 1100 motor and freshen it up, but can't seem to find any (tried a few on-line breakers, eBay and Loot). If I can find one, what sort of price am I looking at?
They turn up all over the place really mate - you just gotta keep your eye out for one.
I picked up a complete B12 motor ( minus the crank cases ) on ebay for just £200 with only 8K miles ! , just keep looking mate , in the MCN , autojumbles , the smalls in the back of Streetfighters Magazine is another worthy source .ebay has turned up a few interesting motors in the past - forget online breakers - they're usually crap . Try partsearch / partfinder or all the breakers in the back of the MCN
If i had the choice i'd rather buy a B12 engine as a base unit - less miles , less stress , and much much younger than a gixxer motor - but it depends on price .
You should expect to pay no more than £800 for a fairly new / low mileage B12 motor from a breakers ( west coast salvage is usually a good source ) , privately anywhere between £300 to £600 is the going rate for a B12 motor , GSXR motor's usually go for around £400 - £450 . i wouldn't consider the 1052 motor unless it was cheap ( eg - less than £300)
Another good bargain buy is the 1127 GSXF motor - they are dirt cheap if you can search one out , and usually they are in good condition and ripe for tuning .
I'll keep my eye's out for ya if you like