My '96 Rebuild - Page 2 - ZX6R Forum
 76Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 106 Old 02-10-2019, 09:11 PM
Squid
 
leising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 82

I Ride: 2001 zx6r and 2011 zx6r
Garage
Very cool! Track bike or commuter bike? i have a J2 (2001). They share a ton of parts. I did block off plates, jet kit and timing advancer! Why did you go with the 05 throttle cables and tube? shorter throw?
leising is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 106 Old 02-11-2019, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by leising View Post
Very cool! Track bike or commuter bike? i have a J2 (2001). They share a ton of parts. I did block off plates, jet kit and timing advancer! Why did you go with the 05 throttle cables and tube? shorter throw?
Commutter for the time being, hoping to get on the track once I have the time to do so. I went with the 05 throttle because my old throttle assembly spun on the bar and the 05 was external to the starter assembly. The 05 cable is slightly longer so I had to use rubber washers as spacers but it functions way better than my old assembly did and is much more solid too.
RJ2112 and leising like this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
Brandon35 is offline  
post #18 of 106 Old 02-18-2019, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
Update: this weekend I replaced all my wheel bearings front and rear with an All-Balls set, installed the new (to me) lower yoke with new bearings and plenty’o grease, and installed my new (to me) front fender and carbon fiber (painted black) rear hugger.

The tires were the worst mistake of my life in terms of doing it myself... took me all day yesterday just to get them on the rim (ruined my paint job in the process of course but I’ll fix that later), and could not for the life of me get the bead to fully seat. Took it in this morning and five minutes and zero dollars later I had filled tires. The cornering characteristics are totally different now, it feels like a completely different bike and will take a bit to get used to, but I can already tell they are super-glued to the road compared to my Continentals.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5BF106AE-D238-492A-B754-2BF439D34863_1550528553636.jpeg
Views:	12
Size:	474.3 KB
ID:	92698  

Click image for larger version

Name:	6444CABF-73ED-4D1C-9ABD-E85793DF7AE0_1550528564396.jpeg
Views:	15
Size:	545.5 KB
ID:	92700  

RJ2112 and Strider like this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt

Last edited by Brandon35; 02-18-2019 at 07:54 PM.
Brandon35 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of 106 Old 02-18-2019, 03:25 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
WildCard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Southwest Missouri
Posts: 1,699

I Ride: 2002 ZX-6R 2009 KLX 331 Supermoto
Garage
Looking damn good from what I can see.

We need some good pics of the bike now !


Roads? Where we're going we don't need....

( •_•)

( •_•)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■)

Roads. ☢
WildCard is offline  
post #20 of 106 Old 02-18-2019, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
I’ll try and take some this week, I have pretty busy schedule. The plastics are completely shot, but the internals and mechanical pieces are almost all up to date now. Some time down the road she’ll be strictly track oriented and I can gut a lot of the crap and get new fairings but for now she’s happy.
WildCard likes this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt

Last edited by Brandon35; 02-18-2019 at 07:55 PM.
Brandon35 is offline  
post #21 of 106 Old 02-18-2019, 07:32 PM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 12,171

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Garage
Having the suspension right, and new tires with fresh bearings everywhere..... To all intents it's better than new.
Brandon35 likes this.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

Words to live by
RJ2112 is online now  
post #22 of 106 Old 02-18-2019, 09:03 PM
Squid
 
leising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 82

I Ride: 2001 zx6r and 2011 zx6r
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon35 View Post
Update: this weekend I replaced all my wheel bearings front and rear with an All-Balls set, installed the new (to me) lower yoke with new bearings and plenty’o grease, and installed my new (to me) front fender and carbon fiber (painted black) rear hugger.

The tires were the worst mistake of my life in terms of doing it myself... took me all day yesterday just to get them on the rim (ruined my paint job in the process of course but I’ll fix that later), and could not for the life of me get the bead to fully seat. Took it in this morning and five minutes and zero dollars later I had filled tires. The cornering characteristics are totally different now, it feels like a completely different bike and will take a bit to get used to, but I can already tell they are super-glued to the road compared to my Continentals.
If you use wood or a boot in terms of getting the wheels back on. As far as tires go. Make sure they are room temp or warmer, the bead seats when its more plyable. I also use a head gun and windex on the beads.
Brandon35 likes this.

“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in the sauce.”
leising is offline  
post #23 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by leising View Post
If you use wood or a boot in terms of getting the wheels back on. As far as tires go. Make sure they are room temp or warmer, the bead seats when its more plyable. I also use a head gun and windex on the beads.
I did all of those things to no use, the bead on the rear would not seat fully on either side, and I could not get the front to pump up at all. Pretty sure it was the small 2gal compressor I borrowed that just couldnt do the job

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
Brandon35 is offline  
post #24 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
I can't believe how drastically different the bike feels and how much more confident I am riding it. Having straight bars aid in the right/left pushing forces and the tires just make the bike want to carve the corner like a maniac. Will post pictures when I have spare time and good weather.
RJ2112 and WildCard like this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
Brandon35 is offline  
post #25 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 05:46 PM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 12,171

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon35 View Post
I can't believe how drastically different the bike feels and how much more confident I am riding it. Having straight bars aid in the right/left pushing forces and the tires just make the bike want to carve the corner like a maniac. Will post pictures when I have spare time and good weather.
The less time you spend thinking about what the bike is doing and the more you spend looking ahead....... the better it gets.
Brandon35 likes this.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

Words to live by
RJ2112 is online now  
post #26 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 07:24 PM
Squid
 
leising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 82

I Ride: 2001 zx6r and 2011 zx6r
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon35 View Post
I did all of those things to no use, the bead on the rear would not seat fully on either side, and I could not get the front to pump up at all. Pretty sure it was the small 2gal compressor I borrowed that just couldnt do the job
Oh crap i totally forgot. You need at least a 2HP+ compressor like an 8 Gallion tank. Those little pancakes can't do it. What I used to do that worked damn well was taking a few quarters going to the gas station and putting air in the tires that way when me and my buddy we younger.
Brandon35 likes this.

“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in the sauce.”
leising is offline  
post #27 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by leising View Post
Oh crap i totally forgot. You need at least a 2HP+ compressor like an 8 Gallion tank. Those little pancakes can't do it. What I used to do that worked damn well was taking a few quarters going to the gas station and putting air in the tires that way when me and my buddy we younger.
I was thinking of doing that, but it turned out taking it to the shop to have it done correctly was free
RJ2112 and WildCard like this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
Brandon35 is offline  
post #28 of 106 Old 02-19-2019, 11:30 PM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 12,171

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon35 View Post
I was thinking of doing that, but it turned out taking it to the shop to have it done correctly was free
It didn't have to be free....

Remember that. Shops are run by people with the passion to ride. Always a good idea to support them if you have the option.
leising likes this.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

Words to live by
RJ2112 is online now  
post #29 of 106 Old 02-20-2019, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
Brandon35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,433

I Ride: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ2112 View Post
It didn't have to be free....

Remember that. Shops are run by people with the passion to ride. Always a good idea to support them if you have the option.
It was actually just a local car tire shop, I tried to tip after they pumped them up and they shoo'd me away
leising likes this.

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
Brandon35 is offline  
post #30 of 106 Old 02-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 12,171

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Garage
You know where to go, when you need tire or wheel work, right? Tell your coworkers, too.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

Words to live by
RJ2112 is online now  
Reply

  ZX6R Forum > ZX6R Forum > Mechanical and Technical > The Build Thread

Tags
blockoff , engine , rebuild , zx6r

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 ZX-6R Supersport Legal Engine Rebuild (Race) LutzRR Mechanical and Technical 11 10-21-2018 07:55 PM
Caliper Rebuild Kit dkolbasovsky Mechanical and Technical 11 08-23-2018 09:51 AM
zx6r to zx10r or rebuild and bore out?!?!?!!!!! bowhunter11 Mechanical and Technical 9 08-31-2012 05:13 AM
Fork rebuild swifter The ZX6R 6 04-06-2011 08:42 PM
Fast Idle After Top End Rebuild 04 636 ressma Mechanical and Technical 4 01-14-2011 03:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome