600 Modifications This section is specifically for questions and advice pertaining to mods of the older 600 models.

Engine Swap options?

Old 03-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fremont CA
Posts: 13
Default Engine Swap options?

I saw a post from someone else and it didn't get very far. So I'm going to try my luck.

I have an 87 CBR600 RR. The engine is toast, let's leave it at that. I ask of all you who modify your own bikes, what engines are compatible with the frame, if not another 87 motor? Any links to threads that have answered this question, are still helpful. Case in point, before I drop money on another motor I want to make sure there's a snowballs chance in hell that it can be done (I'm willing to put in the effort.)and if possible, the range of motors that are compatible.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Old 03-28-2012, 12:56 PM
gotcbr's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,494

Replacement within the same generation should work. I've seen an '87 w/a '90 motor. The owner also replaced the wiring harness. I don't recall if the owner had to massage the engine mounting points but it seemed like a fairly straight-forward swap all things considered.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
F2 Tech
04-02-2011 03:09 PM
General Tech
08-30-2010 10:27 PM
CBR 600F3
01-14-2009 10:02 PM
cowboy from hell
CBR 600F3
01-12-2009 04:13 PM
09-24-2007 08:39 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Engine Swap options?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.