fork service - Page 4 - ZX6R Forum
 54Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #46 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 08:33 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
jd41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Monterey, California
Posts: 5,336

I Ride: 2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerGroove View Post
After you've done this job yourself the first time you'll never take it anywhere to have it done. So do yourself a favor and get one of these.

Exactly the same design as other bigger brands but made in the USA by a small shop. Worth every penny.

https://calkinsspeedshop.com/product...ingcompressor/
Although it's an awesome tool, you can't use it on the Showa BPF. So not needed on this model.

JL99
jd41 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #47 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd41 View Post
The 09-12 uses a wavy retaining ring (92033-1222) while 13+ have a snap-ring that requires pliers to remove (92033-07290), so you wouldn't need these.

Good rebuild instructions here: All Balls Fork Rebuild
Very useful instructions. thank you for sharing.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #48 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 09:48 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
jd41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Monterey, California
Posts: 5,336

I Ride: 2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Garage
And more useful pics here on the BPF. Skip over the piston installation part on the article.

Showa BPF Piston Installation

JL99
jd41 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #49 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
The parts from Orient Express arrived today.... glad I have a long weekend coming up to futz with it. First hormone treatment tomorrow.....
jd41 likes this.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #50 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 06:03 PM
MotoGP Champion
 
jd41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Monterey, California
Posts: 5,336

I Ride: 2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Garage
Don't worry. It''s a peace of cake.

JL99
jd41 is offline  
post #51 of 75 Old 05-01-2019, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd41 View Post
Don't worry. It''s a peace of cake.
I figure I've already been through the 97% of the stuff it takes to get to the bushings.

Front clip off. front brakes off. front wheel off. fork legs off. Easy peasy.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #52 of 75 Old 05-02-2019, 07:50 AM
Post Master General
 
PowerGroove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Somewhere in Central California
Posts: 11,616

I Ride: 09 ZX6R, 12 ZX6R, 2000 ZX6R, 99 Honda Shadow 1100, 81 Honda CB900C, 04 GSXR 600
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd41 View Post
Although it's an awesome tool, you can't use it on the Showa BPF. So not needed on this model.
lol... ya know.. it's been so long since I did mine that I forgot about that

I've probably done 100 sets since the last time I pulled mine apart.

“Why do I ride as number 69? Well, it’s a number that you can still read when the bike is upside down after a crash." - Nicky Hayden

Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ2112 View Post
These fine gentleman are expressing their frustration with your learning style.
YouTube: Youtube.com/MotoMedic | IG: @1MotoMedic | @powergroove75
PowerGroove is offline  
post #53 of 75 Old 05-04-2019, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
So, I decided to go ahead and purchase the motion pro seal driver, and then decided I should probably have the bullet as well, and then decided I might need the grease to ensure the seals and bushings don't get hung up...... and the replacement oil. I'll wait to do the work until all of that arrives. Should be by Tuesday. Amazon Prime.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #54 of 75 Old 05-11-2019, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Finally back in the garage..... only took me about an hour to get the front end apart. I have the fork legs in hand, getting ready to go round two with breaking them down. Had to come in and rest for a few before i head back out and break the legs open, drain them, clean everything up. Probably another break then, before I take on the seals. More to follow.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #55 of 75 Old 05-11-2019, 09:03 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
jd41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Monterey, California
Posts: 5,336

I Ride: 2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ2112 View Post
Finally back in the garage..... only took me about an hour to get the front end apart. I have the fork legs in hand, getting ready to go round two with breaking them down. Had to come in and rest for a few before i head back out and break the legs open, drain them, clean everything up. Probably another break then, before I take on the seals. More to follow.
They only difficult part will be removing the cartridge rod holders. Other than that it's a straightforward job.
RJ2112 likes this.

JL99
jd41 is offline  
post #56 of 75 Old 05-11-2019, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
Post Master General
 
RJ2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
Posts: 11,324

I Ride: '09 ZX6R
It wasn't bad. The only concern is the health of my new oil seals.

The bullet I bought did not entirely cover the bushing groove. I ended up pulling the seals over the groove, without it. Everything was greased up, I am hoping one trip over the lip didn't kill them, I was pretty gentle with it.

The seal driver made it simple to seat the oil seals. That wavy retaining clip was a breeze well.

Start to finish, with a break for food, less than 4 hours.
jd41 likes this.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
RJ2112 is offline  
post #57 of 75 Old 05-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Post Master General
 
riverszzr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
Posts: 6,428

I Ride: 95,000+ mile '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 89 FZR400 racebike, 06 ZX6R track only, 97 ZX6R F model
Garage
Every bike I install new seals on that the seals have to go over that crevice......... I spiral wrap electrical tape real tight from belowe it all the way to the top of the fork, slide (greased lips) seals right over, unwrap the tape and move forward

I never liked those bullets and condoms got too damn expensive for this purpose, not to mention the questions and looks at condoms (new and used)sitting on the suspension table
RJ2112 and jd41 like this.

woohoo we are having fun now
Stupid people say stupid things on the internet, so be wary of who those people are. If you solicit advice on the internet, just keep in mind 99% of what you'll receive is not based on fact or science-and likely atleast 95% of it is based on bullshit and bravado regurgitated from some other schlub who also did not experience any of what they claim and are also full of shit. If you don't like my bluntness- too bad. I am not here to please you, so move along, your approval is not desired nor is it needed. So before opening your pie hole and adding more stupidity, perhaps sit back, listen, absorb and learn something. You know that saying, it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
riverszzr is offline  
post #58 of 75 Old 05-11-2019, 02:35 PM
MotoGP Champion
 
jd41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Monterey, California
Posts: 5,336

I Ride: 2014 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Garage
^Same

JL99
jd41 is offline  
post #59 of 75 Old 05-12-2019, 03:43 PM
Pro Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dundee Scotland.
Posts: 705

I Ride: ZX6R J2 VFR 800 FI1
fork oil levels.

Hi just renewed my seals I have a 2001 J1 zx6r My uk haynes manual states 540cc off oil or 114mm-118mm measure down from the top tube when fully compressed .SO i put in 540cc and when imeasure down the 114mm there is still about 50mm between the oil level and the 114mm measure.My question is should i just top up the oil level to the 114mm height.Your advice would be very welcome Thanks in advance Iain.
tenko is offline  
post #60 of 75 Old 05-12-2019, 04:06 PM
Post Master General
 
laggy311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pepperidge Farm
Posts: 8,402

I Ride: Dirty
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenko View Post
Hi just renewed my seals I have a 2001 J1 zx6r My uk haynes manual states 540cc off oil or 114mm-118mm measure down from the top tube when fully compressed .SO i put in 540cc and when imeasure down the 114mm there is still about 50mm between the oil level and the 114mm measure.My question is should i just top up the oil level to the 114mm height.Your advice would be very welcome Thanks in advance Iain.
I checked the factory manual and it’s 116 +- 2mm from top. So 116mm. With fork oil distance from top is more important than how much actual oil you will add. Depending on how wet or dry the forks are, determines actual amount you’ll add. Actual volume is a secondary result of proper filling. Make sure you’re slowly compressing and releasing, “bleeding” and getting bubbles out.
tenko likes this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbk1198 View Post
Sitzpinklers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ey3l45h View Post
That thread is gayer than cum on a mustache
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpi0 View Post
I dont like to read. I just have opinions and assume theyre correct.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellonearth View Post
I shall bathe in the blood of my enemies. Possibly have a cookout; unrealated to the blood bathing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ey3l45h View Post
Instructions unclear. Dick stuck in game cube. Please advise.
Quote:
Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
@hellonearth good luck queer. I'll keep my dick crossed for you.
laggy311 is offline  
Reply

  ZX6R Forum > ZX6R Forum > Mechanical and Technical

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
Bent Shift Fork? leecasey Mechanical and Technical 10 01-05-2012 12:35 PM
Bolt in Fork bottom won't tighten 07 ZX6R motodug Mechanical and Technical 0 06-18-2011 08:46 PM
hi eveyone raffo United Kingdom 12 09-30-2009 03:13 PM
Service History tafferel69 The ZX6R 5 09-04-2009 01:23 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