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Can it, has it been done?

I know that the 1100 crank has a tapered primary but can it be used in a 1198 sbk engine?

Using hi comp pistons. Would it need really shorter rods, due to the throw?

I have heard about machining the timing layshaft.

Can the cylinders cope for the extra stroke?

Prob more questions than answers really.
 

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The 1198 already has shorter rods than the 1098 and all the previous superbikes. I think running an even shorter rod would be a step in the wrong direction regarding thrust loading and such. Maybe some custom pistons can be made to increase piston pin height in the piston and move the ring pack up a little bit. Running the 71.5mm stroke would only result in an additional 60cc or so. Probably isn't worth the trouble, especially seeing as the 1198 limitations are really from swingarm length/chassis layout not power.

That being said, if you decide to do it, please document and share! Sounds like an awesome project.
 
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