I'm thinking about doing a 1224 kit on my 2001 zrx. I'm trying to figure out exactly what I need & how much it would cost. I was thinking about sourcing all the parts from APE. Here's what I thought I'd need.
1224 block exchange = $984.00
Head gasket = $80.31
Valve springs = $219.94
Cam = $666.00
Now, a few questions:
Will I have to paint the new 1224 block if I want it to be black like the stock one?
I don't have the time or tools to install myself. Approximately how much would I expect to pay in labor at a local bike shop?
How much shipping & tax for the parts?
I see 4 possible cams listed on the APE site. Which one should I choose? Or, should I get a cam from Kwick?
Are there any other parts that I need to get?
I know there's alot of other stuff I could do to the engine while it's apart. But, I'd barely have the funds for the 1224 & cam. So, that's what I'm focusing on. I appreciate anyone's time & input. Thanks.