No problem, when I first started thinking about this project I asked the same questions and couldn't get any answers either here or on Kawi forums dedicated to the 650 so I finally decided I would just buy one and if it wasn't realistic to do the swap keep it as a loaner bike for when friends from out of town visit.Aaron,
Thanks for the reply. I believe these motors are designed to be at 20* forward, but seeing as yours is still in the bike, it should be easy to measure
I was basically looking for the overall foot print of the motor to see if it will be worth fitting. Including the width (pic with blue lines) and the offset of the front sprocket from the center.
Width should not be an issue at all. The forward tilt may be if there isn't room in the frame which would require frame modification, I'm also curious to see if the exhaust will clear the frame. But since, among other things, I am a welder / fabricator I'm not worried too much about frame cutting / welding. My major concern was the offset of the counterchaft sprocket from center, but any issues there could be solved with offset sprockets in a worst case scenario, or with slightly offsetting the engine in the frame if it is a minor issue.
I'm planning on an inline fuel pump so that I can retain a (semi) stock tank. Other than that my major concern is finding someplace to hide the battery.
I have the 560, new black body parts (except tank), ordered the Black Mamba headlight from Motostrano yesterday, new black and orange wheels have been in the garage for 2 years waiting. Still need turn signal / hand guards / mirrors & rear turn signal / taillight combo. I'll actually take the 560 parts out and put them in a 525 frame (no motor) that I have so that I can still race it.
I'll get the measurements later this week, I have classes every night.