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This is a 2008 Yamaha R6. I took my bike to get some work done it by a local mechanic, I had the bike back for a few days, the next day I went to start the bike up, it was hard to start and when coming up to a stop it would shut off and be very hard to start, even when hot (I suspected valves were right immediately).. I pulled the top end off and to my suprise this is what I found. On the images, I even have issue getting the valve bucket removed.. Do I need a new cylinder? Or can this be repaired?? I also bought a 2007 Yamaha R6 last week and was wondering if the cylinder heads are same for years 2007 and 2008, I was wondering if I could just swap out the cylinder head and buy a new gasket.. Will this work or not?
 

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Wow... never seen that before. Looks like it was starved of oil somehow. Ordinarily there's a healthy amount of lubrication up there. Shredded clutches have been known to clog the oil cooler on the front of the engine. Other than that, has to be low/no oil, severly overheated and/or severely neglected oil. Check the rest of the motor for evidence of overheat/starvation as well.

3rd-Gen parts should be the same. Should work; but seek a second opinion to be sure.
No other signs of oil starvation, so am suprised as well. The only thing I could say is that the cam bolts caps, two of the threading were gone, so am not sure if that would be the cause
 

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Am currently in search of a used cylinder head in working condition, if anyone knows where I can get one. I can't find any on ebay that fir 08+
 
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