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I have a 550 EFI out of a 1994 Pantera that I am interested in swapping into a 1997 ZRT with a blown 600. How easy of a swap is it? Does the engine bolt right up? Belt size the same as the 94 or the 97? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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How did your swap go? I’m looking at swapping a 1995 ZR 700 twin into a 1996 zrt600 triple that blew up.
 

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you will have to change the jackshaft bearing/ rear motor mount support every time going from twin to triple or vice versa.
maybe the jackshaft also. have to verify part numbers.
the rest of the motor mounts.
depending on the where the mount bolt holes line up in the chasiss
you may have to install threaded inserts in the frame
 

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you will have to change the jackshaft bearing/ rear motor mount support every time going from twin to triple or vice versa.
maybe the jackshaft also. have to verify part numbers.
the rest of the motor mounts.
depending on the where the mount bolt holes line up in the chasiss
you may have to install threaded inserts in the frame
The reason for my swap is my ‘95 zr700 broke the bulkhead in two spots and the tunnel rivets are coming out by the chaincase.
Would it be better to pull the bulkhead from 1996 ZRT and swap it into my ‘95 ZR 700?
 

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I would put your good engine into the good chassis.
Your old bulkhead probably has the front cooler welded .
Engine swap seems a lot easier without seeing them .
 

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I would put your good engine into the good chassis.
Your old bulkhead probably has the front cooler welded .
Engine swap seems a lot easier without seeing them .
Here’s a couple pictures of the breaks.
so my jack shaft and related parts should swap into the ZRT chassis. Just replace the 600 triple and related parts with the 700 twin and related parts, correct? D5CFCFE7-ADA8-4F28-8317-E1005EAF5CEF.jpeg 9894B707-C616-44D5-BF5D-5BEAD16831CA.jpeg 8A837534-9E89-4E4F-AEB7-CEE3D7F9FF85.jpeg D5CFCFE7-ADA8-4F28-8317-E1005EAF5CEF.jpeg 9894B707-C616-44D5-BF5D-5BEAD16831CA.jpeg
 

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yeah your old sled is toast
no they will not swap, engine mount/ jackshaft bearing holder.
you will have to do the research.
jackshaft probably the same
either by part number or line up parts side by side.
you may have to buy the correct parts to "fit" your engine into the other chassis
other engine mounts.
if you have both sleds it is a lot easier to do
 

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Ok. I appreciate your insight, thanks for educating me.
It’s been suggested to me that I strip it down and have a welding shop make the repairs and add diamond supports to reinforce the area. This might be both the easiest and cost effective route.
 

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i disagree.
throwing good money away
your old chassis has broken already.
it has been weakened
the repairs will hold, but the chassis will crack again on the edges of the new welds.
been there.
seen it happen more than 15 times.
it is up to you, your sled
your time and money
 

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i disagree.
throwing good money away
your old chassis has broken already.
it has been weakened
the repairs will hold, but the chassis will crack again on the edges of the new welds.
been there.
seen it happen more than 15 times.
it is up to you, your sled
your time and money
Appreciate your advice. I’ll go ahead with the swap then. Definitely don’t want my sled to fold up on the trail and injure me or anyone else.
 
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