I know he said he would be porting, and he said he would be messing with the angle of the valves. removing counter balancer.
Most of the money for parts, he is taking the stock part and having them lightened balanced etc. He is also adding some total seal rings to lessen the amount of blow-by.
The labor part goes into finding the right angle for the valves and right valve springs etc. and installing and removing the engine.
I dont think he is kidding/stretching about how much power he can find. He is attack suzuki's engine guy.
I am trying to figure if this will be a better street bike than say a 1317 or 1370. I know alot of people use those for the street but I remember reading that they run hot in traffic, (as if the stockers dont run hot enough in traffic.
). A pro for the big bores is the gain in torque, a pro for his mods will be the bike wil probabl become more like an 00 or 01 with a very quick revving motor with a sharp peak at the top for hp but probably losing some torque down low.
It is such a hard decision for me at least, both are definetely good options, price wise they are roughly the same.