Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: engine swap?
The older K1200GT/RS engine was externally the same, but had higher compression forged pistons, and different cams. It was tuned for more horsepower at higher RPM than the LT engine, so if an LT engine is used in the GT it will not perform as well, but would work just fine.
At least one person tried the reverse in the past, putting the GT/RS engine in the LT, but it was not a positive change. The LT was too heavy, and the lower torque at lower RPM made it a dog at everything except high speed. The LT engine is tuned for much better low RPM torque and a little flatter power curve.
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EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.