Originally Posted by Locul@hotmail.com
First of all we all got different ways to handle stuff like what i´m going through.
Second i wouldn´t be going to South America, i need to travel way more in the scandinavien. I like the mentality and it isn´t stupid warm.
Third is that i love to wrench and make my own stuff even better.
What it lacks in exciting adventures, i´m getting that in the green zone Helmand.
Keep it rolling
I would first see what I can do with the existing 950/990 engine before a transplant.
You can easily get 100hp on the back wheel on this engine. There is a member here claiming 130hp on his SE (powercell). I also think that 150bhp is not what this frame, suspension, swingarm etc are made for. Just have a look at how different the swingarms between the 950 and RC8 are.
Anyway, all i am trying to say, is that a pair of FCR carbs plus a well sorted exhaust system and fueling will be more fun, more useful and cheaper than going big.