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Versys engine weight?

Hi guys,

Does anybody know the weight of the 650 engine? I have googled for a while now and couldn't find anything.

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Just the engine/starter/clutch/tranny unit, without fluids and throttle bodies weighs about 137 lbs (62.3 kg).

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Awesome! Thanks a lot for the info.

Did you weigh yours or where did you find it?
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I just asked some guys selling a Versys or Ninja 650R (ER6) engine. Another source tells me it weighs 135 lbs (61.4kg)... How much does the KTM 625 engine weigh?
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KTM engine weighs 685 lbs.
Or at least it feels that way.
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Not sure about the LC4 engine weight. My DR650 single engine weighs right around 52kgs incl. oil and cooler, so about 49 without. I think the LC4 is a bit lighter than that, probably 45kgs/99lbs dry?
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KTM engine weighs 685 lbs.
Or at least it feels that way.

Ha ha ha!!!! That's pretty funny!






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I read in "Bike" magazine this month that the KTM LC8 twin 990 motor weighs 50KG. Sounds a bit light to me.
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While the LC8 is very light (lighter than the Versys ) , I have never seen a figure below 58 kgs for either the 950 or 990 version.

Sorry that these pages are all in German, just look for "Motor Gewicht" (engine weight):

http://www.adventurebike.de/Technik/...__technik.html


http://www.zweirad-grisse.de/pages-n...-lc8950sm.html

http://www.ktmteamwest.com/website/i...=89&Itemid=160
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Just to give a quick follow up, the LC4 engine with starter but without carb as seen below weighed pretty much exactly 40 kgs.

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You probably need a new motor. XXEDIT FOR THE JACK THAT WILL PROBABLY BE LIKE "WHY DOES HE NEED A MOTOR WHEN HIS ENGING IS WHAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM"XX Sounds like you need a new engine.
Just ignore this crazy spammer, LukasM... His days here are over.
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Yeah, his comment sure didn't make much sense anyway.

Some good news, I managed to start the crashed ER-6N yesterday. Runs great and doesn't make any strange noises. I'll be selling off the parts I don't need to finance the next steps of the build.
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Just to give a quick follow up, the LC4 engine with starter but without carb as seen below weighed pretty much exactly 40 kgs.

Very interesting. I have an LC4 Enduro and am looking for an engine to swap. Are you thinking the same thing? What have you found so far?
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What have you found so far?
Quite a bit....

Read this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456542

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Hello Lukas! Nice project you've got going on. Looks like it might work out just fine! Have you seen this?

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=5075



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Hi Rick,

I hadn't seen that bike yet, cool that other guys are doing 650 swaps as well. I'll try to get in touch with the owner, maybe he can give me some useful tips.

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