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Crankshaft Services

Balancer Shaft

LIGHTENING AND BALANCING -$285.00 APE removes excess weight from your crankshaft and then balances it to race specs. Lightened crankshafts rev much quicker. The recontoured counterweights have less drag spinning through the oil mist resulting in more power to the wheel. (The crankshaft pictured above has had counterbalance gear removed - optional.) The crankshafts have the oil holes modified to provide more oil to the bearing. Then it is computer balanced for continued operation to 14,000 RPM. Lighten and balance customer supplied crankshaft. Options include removal of the counterbalancer gear, and crankshaft stroking. If counterbalance gear is removed, see our special lightweight replacement shaft which allows you to remove the entire heavy counterbalance mechanism from the engine here.

Include an APE work order form when sending your crank to APE.

All strokers from APE are race balanced to less than 1/3 gram. APE is the only source for these micro balanced strokers.


With 84 mm pistons, this crank makes 1507cc.

Machined from premium chrome moly steel billet. Direct shot oiling for extended bearing life.

Fully nitrided

Race balanced to less than 1/3 gram.

#HBCC1300-5 - $1999 (68MM - Outright, no core.)

#HBCc1300-9 - $1999 (72MM - Outright, no core.)


#BSK1300-5 - Stroker kit with Carrilo rods - $2850 optional rod installation available.

#BSK1300-9 - Stroker kit with Carrilo rods - $2850 optional rod installation available.

Available only from APE.

Kit includes Gen 2 busa crankshaft , fully lightened, counterbalancer gear removed, new billet race rods installed, new Suzuki bearings, and spacer plate. Bolt in your '99 thru 07 . Ready for the most demanding applications.

BCK1300 Ultimate crank kit with Carrillo H-Beam rods

Remove the heavy counterbalance mechanism and replace it with this lightweight aluminum "dummy" shaft.


Kit consist of a Gen 2 Hayabusa crankshaft, but you can't buy this one from Suzuki or anyone else. Rod journals are fluted for extra oil at the rod bearings. Micro polished. Computer balanced to less than 1/3 gram. ( these cranks don't come from Suzuki balanced that well) This allows you to run this crank with the counterbalancer removed if you like. Includes certificate of balance. Spacer plate, allows this crank to bolt into earlier busas without changing rods or pistons. (Use 08 main bearings) When used with a 1397 motor, it yields 1441cc.

These cranks list at $1,341.00 from Suzuki.
Kit Special from APE #HCK-08 -


Also available fully lightened and balanced #HCK-08LB $1395.00 -
Includes counterbalancer gear removal and Spacer Plate. Computer balanced to less than 1/3 gram.

Remove the heavy counterbalance mechanism and replace it with this lightweight aluminum "dummy" shaft.

Include an APE work order form when sending your crank to APE.

APE Crankshaft Department

APE has been modifying and race prepping motorcycle crankshafts for over 22 years. The most popular service is lightening and race balancing cranks for racing and hot rod street bike use. This service consist of precision machining the crank for weight removal and counterweight reshaping, computer race balancing for extended high RPM use, reworking the oil holes on rod journals for increased oil flow at the bearing, and micro polishing all journals. The balancing department uses the latest state of the art computerized balancer that is capable of measuring dynamic out of balance to .01 of a gram. No other balancing shop can balancer closer than APE.

These APE crankshafts have won championships in virtually all kinds of racing; road racing, drag racing, three quarter midgets, dwarf cars, mini sprints, etc. Every model crank is different and requires a different style of modification.

The advantage of a lightened crank... Much quicker throttle response, less power wasted trying to turn a heavy crank means more power to the rear wheel. The engine accelerates faster. Harder pull off the corners. Reshaped counterweights move through the oil mist with less drag. Lighter cranks have less gyro effect. As all racers know, heavy wheels and brakes spinning fast act like gyroscopes, and resist being moved off their axis, such as leaning the bike over for cornering. Same with the crank. The heavier the spinning crank, the more it resist being tilted when cornering. Light cranks not only make more power, but help improve handling.

APE performs the complete lightening and balancing to the customers crankshaft. Magnaflux to check for cracks, highly recommended on oil cooled GSXR1100+s and FZR1000+s . Visit the Crankshaft web page for a complete listing of services and prices.


Include an APE work order form when sending your crank to APE.

LC750 Lighten and Balance crankshaft $285.00
LC750-MAG  Magnaflux crankshaft 60.00
LC900 Stroke Crankshaft/inline 4 cyl.with Race Balance 1099
LC905 Stroke 6mm+with Race Balance 1199
LC750ZX12 Lighten/balance ZX12 or ZX14 crankshaft 299.00
LC751 Remove balls and tap oil holes for set screws ( with stroker) from $150
LC753 Race balance only 75.00
LC754 Lighten and balance automotive fours 439.00
LC755 Remove counterbalance gear 40.00
LC761 Repair one (1) damaged crank journal - nitrided 399.95 plus balance
LC761-2 Repair two (2) damaged crank journals - nitrided 599.00 plus balance
LC762 Repair crank journal - twin cylinder, ea. - nitrided 349.00
LC763 Magnaflux, straighten, polish crankshaft 100.00
LC764 Repair crank journal - billet cranks 499.00 plus balance
LC764-2 Repair two (2) crank journal - billet cranks 599.00 plus balance
LC766 Nitride, straighten, and polish crank 265.00
LC770 Assemble rods on crankshaft 120.00
LC770CR Install customer's rods 185.00
LC775 Shot Peen 4 rods 125.00
LC800 Weld pins on roller bearing crank 89.95
LC808 Complete rebuild and welding 4 cylinder roller cranks From $1000

American Performance Engineering Inc. - 7347 Rosamond Bl. Rosamond, Ca. 93560 - (661) 256-7309