Hey there fella's.....new to this forum, kind of...but not new to many other forums. I'm a long time member and Mod on z400central and we've had many discussions about stroking the 400. In one of our stroker motor threads, Eddies name was mentioned so I wanted to come here and ask for myself.
What are all the details w/ the +5mm stroker crank and the spacer plate used to allow us to use our current top end, i.e. my 94.5mm top end? I currently have the Wiseco cylinder kit and have humored the idea of a stroker crank for many moons. Unfortunately, those of us that choose the 94.5mm top end have few piston options....especially stroker piston options. Most guys that run the 94mm top end have a wide range of standard stroke or stroker pistons to choose from.
I want to upgrade to a 474 (or 475..whatever) myself and want to know if it's as easy as purchasing a Hotrods +5mm crank and this 2.5mm spacer plate I've heard of. My current internal set up is pretty basic: 94.5mm 12.5:1 Wiseco, old style Hotcams IN & EX, and std. size valves. Is the +5mm crank and spacer plate a basic install? I want to know everything needed to finish a job like this. Is degreeing the cams a must? Can the not be dropped in normally and ran? Is there an all inclusive crank/spacer plate/gasket kit available here or anywhere else? If so, how much. I'm asking nicely for all details please. Thanks guys.....us Z400 owners really respect you guys! At least I do.