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Took a few quick shots today. I know, the plastics (besides the hugger and fender) are total shit
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I see two wheels, attached to a functional motor...... beautiful, by any definition. Anything more is just so much bragging rights.
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Added safety wire to the rest of the bike. Did it all by hand with no real problem
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Clutch went the other day. Just rebuilt it not long ago and was curious why i had felt such a subtle but noticable increase in clutch play. Opened it up and found the everything looked fine until I saw the end of the clutch comp release (the part that pulls the clutch out). Must have been worn down and weakened over time and finally chipped enough to simply jump over the rod instead of grab it. Drained the oil and refilled with fresh 10w-40 anyways. Only had 100 miles on the oil but the sea foam I used must have really cleaned her out because it was nice and dark.
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I think I’m losing photos from the build somehow in the thread.
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Safety wire job don't look half bad for just doing it by hand.

I still can't get over how well that engine cleaned up. It sure don't look almost 25 years old !


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Safety wire job don't look half bad for just doing it by hand.

I still can't get over how well that engine cleaned up. It sure don't look almost 25 years old !
Yeah I was really surprised at how clean the internals looked as well! Had two slightly more worn forks but other than that, honestly it looked pristine. I think my trans “issue” was a poorly torqued sprocket nut but im glad I got to do the teardown anyways!
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Looks like I wont be keeping her long term like I had originally planned/wanted. Have to get a car and both the Zx and my Buell have been inconstant lately in terms of reliability. I have both listed up and hopefully they will go to good homes. Lots of blood and sweat into this old girl and it will hurt to see her leave, but she taught me a lot and I look forward to getting a newer ride. May not be another zx6r for a while, but I'll be around on the page. Will update if/when sold.

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Looks like I wont be keeping her long term like I had originally planned/wanted. Have to get a car and both the Zx and my Buell have been inconstant lately in terms of reliability. I have both listed up and hopefully they will go to good homes. Lots of blood and sweat into this old girl and it will hurt to see her leave, but she taught me a lot and I look forward to getting a newer ride. May not be another zx6r for a while, but I'll be around on the page. Will update if/when sold.
Riding is a state of mind, rather than a particular bike or time. Once it's bitten, the urge never really goes away. Dormant, possibly..... But unlikely to be extinguished.

Next time around, with more money and opportunity you will likely try something different. I'd suggest you to for as different as you can imagine... The range of rides is nearly infinite. Big touring rigs, to trials bikes, to pocket bikes, cruisers, choppers, dual sports, retro mods... Bounce around.

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Riding is a state of mind, rather than a particular bike or time. Once it's bitten, the urge never really goes away. Dormant, possibly..... But unlikely to be extinguished.

Next time around, with more money and opportunity you will likely try something different. I'd suggest you to for as different as you can imagine... The range of rides is nearly infinite. Big touring rigs, to trials bikes, to pocket bikes, cruisers, choppers, dual sports, retro mods... Bounce around.
Not sure what I'll end up with next, but I know I'm not going cruiser/V-twin. I already can't stand the vibrations of the Buell and how rickety they made the trans. Also don't like the push-rod design at all, it's noisy and prone to bending from what I can tell (as I have already had to replace them on a 3,000 mile motor..). I'm looking more in the realm of a 6-700cc class sport naked like the MT-07. If I can find a dealer with the FZ I'd likely pick that one up - I saw one hell of a track build not long ago with one. Regardless, It will be nice to go with something more this century.

Further down the road I definitely have plans for a Honda Nighthawk Cafe build, but that will require lots of time, money, and tools to do it right. I like the engine, the simplicity of the bike, and it seems the mods are pretty easy to figure out.
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Not sure what I'll end up with next, but I know I'm not going cruiser/V-twin. I already can't stand the vibrations of the Buell and how rickety they made the trans. Also don't like the push-rod design at all, it's noisy and prone to bending from what I can tell (as I have already had to replace them on a 3,000 mile motor..). I'm looking more in the realm of a 6-700cc class sport naked like the MT-07. If I can find a dealer with the FZ I'd likely pick that one up - I saw one hell of a track build not long ago with one. Regardless, It will be nice to go with something more this century.

Further down the road I definitely have plans for a Honda Nighthawk Cafe build, but that will require lots of time, money, and tools to do it right. I like the engine, the simplicity of the bike, and it seems the mods are pretty easy to figure out.
For me, less is more. A supermotard would be ideal if commuting was limited to 20 miles or so. Long travel suspension, good power to weight ratio, nothing but what is needed to do the job.

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For anyone who was keeping an eye on this post, I'm keeping the bike and decided to break down the engine again. Broke it all the way down to the cylinders and replaced the entire crank case (upper and lower). Working on a fix for my lean/lagging issue and waiting for my new exhaust can to come in before I post the big update and all the pictures. I've touched every part on the inside of this engine now. Keep an eye out for the update.
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Figured out my problem and you can see it on my thread below

https://www.zx6r.com/mechanical-tech...tall-help.html

Just waiting on my exhaust can and the last hose for my coolant system (long story short, don't deal with AS3 Performance if you are on a tight schedule and want the correct parts with the correct dimensions [which mine were not] sent the first time). Hopefully this will all be in soon and I will upload all the pictures I have and maybe this time they wont break/get lost/disappear.

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