will the kz1100 head fit on the kz1000-1978 era. , is this a better head than the [J] head.
<DIV>The onlydifferencesbetween a later J and 83/84GPZ is the combustion chamberconfigurationand the valve sizes, every thing else is the same to include, larger valve seats, port angles and valve angles. Both GPZ and J cc is the same, thecombustionchamber on the J is an egg shape also, verses a round chamber on the earlier J's and Z1's.With a flat top turbo piston it's a way to get more compression. And of course do the cam chain conversion tower.</DIV></DIV>Edited by: ALO
What year is the 1100 head?
81-kz1100-d1 spectra. Thanks for the help..
<div>Originally Posted by ALO
</div><div>In reality, the later GPz head is significantly different than a standard J.</div><div>
</div><div>Port volume is greater. Casting is heavier. Vavle angle on the exhaust is slightly different.</div><div>
84 and later J heads and the 83/84 GPZ heads are identical, with only 2 exceptions. Valve size and combustion chamber shape (not cc displacement) that is it.</span><div>
</div><div>84 KZ1100 shaft drive bike has the same head as the GPZ.
Edited by: riceburner
I thought he was refering to the '93 Zepher head with 2-plugs per cylinder. It's still a 2-valve head with the cam chain in the center. Will that head work on the older KZ engines????
Bore centers are the same on the ZR1100-A Zephyr and ZG1200 Voyager motors as the KZ motors, however toaccommodatethe larger bore the center studs were moved away from the bore centers between 2 and 3, I'm not positive if 1 and 4 were moved or not, (you could make one of these motors big if you wanted). That cylinder head with large valves and short ports and dual plugs would be a great head to use, taken even a but further a 4 valve head from the Voyager may be even better yet, only draw back there is the hydraulic lash adjusters, but a direct bolt on? no.</span><div style="text-align: left; : rgb43, 43, 43; ">
</div><div style="text-align: left; : rgb43, 43, 43; ">To answer your question, yes it can be done but it will require welding and machine work.</div>
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