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  1. Mechanical and Technical
    Since 2015 I own a ZX6R 636 2003 Suddenly it started leaking coolant on the left side. I replaced the lower radiator hose and the hose between the radiator cap and expansion reservoir, still some leakage. When ... not when the engine is running and is hot. Not when it is cooling down, but after...
  2. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, So I recently purchased a 2005 Kawasaki ZX636R with 18,000kms. I bought it before winter and rode it 3 times, then put it away for storage for 3 months. I went to start it up again and white smoke started coming out of my exhaust. When it started, no smoke came out until 30 seconds to...
  3. The ZX6R
    I need some help here. I got a 2007 zx6r with 12,000 miles. about a month ago I pulled in the driveway noticed a small puddle of coolant. NO leaks. Found the coolant overflow jug filled to the top with coolant and it spit some out. Figured the radiator cap went bad, coolant was boiling over into...
  4. Mechanical and Technical
    Does this hose that's at the top of the coolant reserve tank connect to anything or does it hang down like a breather hose?
  5. Mechanical and Technical
    Going to be doing a coolant flush on my 08' ZX6R, in the spring, and just have a few questions to bounce around before I do it. I picked up a gallon of Engine Ice for the new stuff...is anyone running it or has anyone previously run it? If so, is it good stuff? Also I haven't looked at the...
  6. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi all, Hope someone can help. My bike has been standing for 4 years (long story). Recently got it through the MOT (UK), have replaced all fluids in the bike and runs just fine other than one thing. Problem is that it overheats intermittently (and yes it does overheat, says 'HI' and gets...
  7. Motorcycle Talk
    Hey I just bought my self a bike and I mean to do maintenance on it my self like tires change, oil, oil filter and coolant. I just wanted to know if it was normal for my bike to reach up to the 200s idling as long as im cruising I stay at 180. and I need help on what coolant to use
  8. The ZX6R
    First of all I want to say hi this is my first time posting to the forum. I just bought a 1999 zx6r 2 weeks ago and I'm having a problem of it getting hot after riding it awhile. I ride it to work which is 35 miles from my house and when I get off the freeway the temp goes from 4 blocks to 7 and...
  9. New Member Introductions
    So my names Michael, new to the site! I have an 03 ninja 636 and its ran fine all year long, all of a sudden the other day it wouldnt start and just seemed like the batter was dead so we jumped it and let it run for a litle to charge. All of a sudden i turn around and its heated up to 227...
  10. Mechanical and Technical
    Hello, Everything seemed to be working just great until 2 days ago upon starting the bike in the morning, after a lil time while it was warming up i noticed around 0.5-1ml of coolant leaked onto the garage floor. But thats it, nothing more came out. I went for a ride and during the ride the...
  11. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys I'm looking to upgrade my coolant to engine ice and I was wondering if anyone can tell me how much coolant I need. I've read around that I should flush the old stuff and then run distilled water. Anything I'm missing? Any help and feedback is greatly appreciated!
  12. Mechanical and Technical
    So I made the switch late this season to Engine Ice. In other words, the stuff in my ZX6 is still very fresh and I probably wont do another flush and system refill until mid to late next season. The Engine Ice website states that Engine Ice offers freeze protection up to 26 degrees below zero...
  13. Racing
    So I drained my coolant last weekend and then did a flush with 50/50 distilled vinegar/distilled water, another flush with just distilled water, and then refilled with Engine Ice. All I gotta say is I am very impressed with this product. At the track in the past I usually came out of a...
  14. Motorcycle Talk
    CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A LAUGH : drained wrong fluid for 07 zx6r - Stunt Bike Forum
  15. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, I'm looking at buying one of these Samco coolant hose kits for my '07. and just wondering if anyone has done this before on the bike, and what to expect etc. Heres the link: Samco Sport Silicone Radiator Hose Kit - OPPRACING Products Cheers
  16. The ZX6R
    Hey everyone, I'm ricing up the bike a little, I just threw a Spiegler Stainless brake line kit on my bike and thought I'd throw up some pics. They are super easy to replace and they feel way better than stock brakes. Not to mention you can custom order these things in many different colors...
  17. Mechanical and Technical
    okay so i have a 06 zx6r, bike only has 10k on it but im having an issue. when i run it up to operating temp then shut it off you can hear the water boiling over and then starts to piss out of the overflow hose. heres what ive done, tried a new rad cap, removed the thermostat to make sure it...
  18. Mechanical and Technical
    So i was finally able to flush my coolant system this weekend and just as i was tightening the drain bolt behind the header the head broke off!!now im not sure if i have to take the headers and the radiator off to try and get to it, or if i can get a hold of a right angle drill and use some bolt...
  19. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, so the coolant hoses on my 06 636 are toast and need to replace them. However, finding a decent kit for my bike is proving harder than expected. Anyone have any recommendations? I also need a new valve cover gasket and decided to use this as an excuse to do a bunch more work. Please...
  20. Mechanical and Technical
    What kind of coolant do you use? how often do you change yours? Have you noticed temperature differences from going from one brand to another? pros cons? pics are cool too! disclaimer: used the search...didn't see one like this.
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