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groovylee
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PostPosted: 09:25 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Project ZX6R Reply with quote

morning all,
on Monday, i took a trip out to see T0MMY of this parish, to do a deal on a 99 ZX6R. it was advertised as having starting issues, and being a little cosmetically challenged, unsurprisingly, as it has been sat for some time due to other commitments.

anyway, a deal was done, not many ponds were exchanged, and the bike was loaded up on the trailer

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PostPosted: 09:34 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

yesterday i had to work, so i couldn't really do much until the evening, when i set to work to see what the deal was.

i hooked up the battery, and turned on the ignition. Happy days, we have lights!

on pressing the starter, just a click was heard, and nothing more. i cycled the kill switch a few times, worked the clutch lever, moved the side stand up and down. *click*

next stop, smack the starter motor.

*vroom*

happy days!

the only other time i had left was taken up with a quick clean, just to see what is what. she doesn't scrub up tooooo badly:

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and the bad bits:

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groovylee
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PostPosted: 09:36 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the list so far stands at (in no particular order):

1. fix up & paint nosecone
2. strip and rebuild front calipers
3. strip and rebuild rear caliper
4. clean everything to within an inch of its life
5. give the chain a good going over and lube
6. tyres

more to follow. thanks for looking Smile

Lee
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PostPosted: 19:49 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a mega result. Looks really good!


And you got it started by whacking the starter motor, brilliant Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:53 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you aaaaayyy?

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PostPosted: 23:19 - 03 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chain's slack, sub frame's bent and it should be in Kawasaki racing green! Wink

Looks good for not many ponds, is it for the road or track?
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PostPosted: 08:17 - 04 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

groovylee wrote:
so the list so far stands at (in no particular order):

1. fix up & paint nosecone Gaffer tape it
2. strip and rebuild front calipers Get a set of Nissin 4 pots
3. strip and rebuild rear caliper Don't really need it on track
4. clean everything to within an inch of its life Get a life
5. give the chain a good going over and lube New C&S set ready for track days
6. tyres Cheap race scrubs

more to follow. thanks for looking Smile

Lee


HTH Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 10:40 - 04 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an excellent bike for not much investment!

Quite fancy something similar myself soon
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PostPosted: 11:24 - 06 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muzzachi wrote:
A forum that I admire very much. Is much better


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PostPosted: 08:33 - 07 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, weirdo alert lol

anyway, my abba stand came back from a mates house yesterday, so I attempted to use the R6 adaptors to lift the ZX6R... strangely, if you flip the stand the other way, they fit fine Thumbs Up

I wanted to take a closer look at the rear end, as the chain looked very slack. that'll be because the sprocket carrier bearing is totally fucked Rolling Eyes

after chatting with MattB, the decision has been made to replace all of the wheel bearings while I'm at it.

new list so far:

1. sort out nosecone
2. replace all wheel bearings
3. sprocket carrier bearing
4. sort out brakes
5. full service
6. chain and sprockets
7. swap the rear tyre for spare I have

not too much is going to happen before my euro trip in july, but i'll update here as things happen.

Lee
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PostPosted: 07:23 - 16 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice of bike but then I would say that.
I would second the advice to replace the crappy 6 pots with a set of nissin 4 pots. Suzuki Bandit 1200 mk1 are a straight swap. Makes a huge difference to the feel of the front brakes.
Mine is same year and colour
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PostPosted: 12:19 - 23 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why bother to do the paintwork if you're tracking it? Rip all the clunky road craft off it and slimline that beehatch.

And you WILL need the rear brake on track once you get into it more and more.

Looking good though dude. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up They are cracking trackbikes.
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PostPosted: 08:20 - 24 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

.Bishbash. wrote:
Why bother to do the paintwork if you're tracking it?


Because anal, OCD, neat freak perfectionist Thumbs Up Wink
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PostPosted: 12:18 - 25 May 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt B wrote:
.Bishbash. wrote:
Why bother to do the paintwork if you're tracking it?


Because anal, OCD, neat freak perfectionist Thumbs Up Wink


wot he said ^^^^ have you seen my underpowered R6? Wink

also, the REAL plan, that her indoors is not privy to, is to get it all roadworthy so i can have a choice of two bikes.

why? because i can. and in case of OMGR6LINERZ

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PostPosted: 12:51 - 11 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a bit of time yesterday, so i managed to start to take a look at this again.

I have already procured a set of fork seals and dust covers, a replacement rear sprocket carrier, some crash bungs and some replacement fairing bolts. the idea was to replace the sprocket carrier, but carry on using the existing chain and sprockets until it has an MOT.

with that in mind, i started cleaning the chain... and found several missing rollers Rolling Eyes so i have ordered a DID X ring chain and JT sprockets. i wont bother doing anything else until they turn up, as i am already tight on time.

in other news, I managed to get hold of a pair of good condition Triumph branded Nissin 4 pot calipers for the front, so they will be changed too.

on that note, i presume i just order pads for that particular bike? and they will be fine?

cheers, hopefully something more interesting to update next time!

Lee
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PostPosted: 21:00 - 11 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely go way OTT on the details and cosmetics. It'll be a right looker when done, and IMO these are the best/classiest do it all 600 that the 90's ever produced.

Im one of those weirdos that loved my 6pot tokico brakes, and despite the possible performance advantage, I'd never (on paper) down grade to 4pot calipers, when I could have 6, and more pub bragging rights. Laughing
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