I've got a -98 V-Max 600SX (the one with Ohlins front shocks) and would like to know the hp for this engine. My dealer told me that for this year the model was fitted with a thinner head gasket to gain a few hp, is this true?
Actualy this year was fitted with a "thick" head gasket stock, unless the previos owner changed it thats what will be in there!? If you want the thin head gasket just order the "94" vmax 600 head gasket(or order a after market,thats the same gasket relabled for twice the price). If you realy want to make this sled go, get a clutch kit & gear it down a tooth on the top sprocket, these with the head gasket (run premium fue,91oct or better) & it'll be a differrent machine!
The thing is, I live in sweden and that year there were only 24 600SX's released, all for racing use. Because of that the thinner head gasket was used on these sleds. They also had mph gauges instead of km/h ones. So the question remains, how many hp does this engine have?
But thanx for your answers, will probably gear & clutch my sled. I'm also going to buy a Maxximum Performance long-travel kit for the rear skid - lots of bad trails in sweden...
If it was intended for race use have you checked to see what else might be differrent? Might be worth looking into before doing any hop up's, if you find any differrences I would love to hear what they are.
I have run that maximum kit in a sled of mine & have nothing but good things to say, you'll love it. If you're going this far for ride & handaling, skis are a must for this sled.
I thought these sleds had O-rings in the head? My SRX does and I was told that all of the new (97 or later) motors had O-rings. Another thing is you couldn't put a 94 600 gasket in that motor because the 94 600 was a twin and this is a triple. Or maybe I am mistaken?
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