There are tons of posts on gixxer.com on how to do them. Every combo possible 600's with 100 engines, 600's with older 750 carbed, 750's with 1000 engines, 2k2 600's with FI 750 98 engines. I'm wondering about the easiest one, carbed 99 600 to carbed 97 750. The CDI and wiring harnesses are the same, so the engine is a direct bolt on, so I've read. May need a new chain cause the swingarm's longer and different, and 750 front fork if your a keener.
My question is just how the hell do you swap the engine? This is coming from a person who's only seen them done in cars, with lifts. I've seen bike engines in the trunks of passenger cars. Can you lift it yourself or with a buddy? Then what do you do when your dropping the engine? Support it with a jack? Cause it can't come out the top, right? Ok so now the engine's free from the chassis, is there enough room to manueveur it out? Or do you lift the bike up? Not sure, that's the problem... Is it possible to do this yourself? And do you swap the trannys over too?
Sorry to sound like a total noob, but in terms of this stuff, I AM A NOOB I'M REALIZING!!
Know of anyone around here that has done this?
Oh and on an unrelated topic.. How hard would it be to get a 99 gixxer 600, under 30K, not rebuilt, not crashed, maybe some scratches but overall in pretty good shape for under 5 grand?