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  1. Mechanical and Technical
    Hello all, I ride a '11 ZX6r. I am just hitting the 6K miles mark and both my front and rear tires need replacing. They came stock with the Bridgestone Battlax BT016. I commute pretty frequently on city and highway riding, probably about 75% highway to 25% city, on average. I am looking for...
  2. New Member Introductions
    So I just recently got my first bike! Little backstory real quick :-) I came to be the owner of this bike at the end of a two year relationship and I was about to propose and she decided she wasn't ready and I and I got stuck with the ring! So I put it on a couple trade sites and here I am lol...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So I just recently got my first bike! Little backstory real quick :-) I came to be the owner of this bike at the end of a two year relationship and I was about to propose and she decided she wasn't ready and I and I got stuck with the ring! So I put it on a couple trade sites and here I am lol...
  4. 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...
  5. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, I have a bone stock 2005 ZX6r in great condition which I brought a few months ago. I commute on it daily (around 17miles a day at least) and ride it occasionally at pace on the weekends (when time permits). Its got around 14,000 miles on the clock. I clean and lube the chain when...
  6. Mechanical and Technical
    So good riding weather is here and I want to get all new fluid in my bike, new sprocket, and chain as well. However, being a college student with limited income ( which SUCKS :motz2: ) I don't have a ton of money to spend on bringing it to a dealership and getting everything done. My brother is...
  7. Mechanical and Technical
    Hello all! My speedometer has been acting a little funky lately, just wondering if anyone has experience this before and has some tips for me. Basically what happens, is when I ride the speedometer zeroes out. The RPM's still function properly, just something with the actual speed. Now I have...
  8. The ZX6R
    First off: Hello everyone. New to this forum. My name is Chris, I live in Louisiana (Geaux Tigers), and I ride a 2005 636. Now onto my question.. I know this might sound stupid, but I'm wondering how exactly to go about cleaning my air filter. I know how to remove and replace the filter, but...
  9. New Member Introductions
    On my 2003 ZX636 I had the tank tipped up to check the air filter and was wondering since I didnt seem to see one, if there is a fuel filter somewhere that should be changed as well. I followed the line from the tank to the fuel rail and didnt see any filter there. Also as far as maintenance...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I've owned my 2003 zx6r for a little over a month now, and I've been having a heat issue near my right foot/ankle area, almost gets so hot that it feels as if my foot is on fire at some points. It only occurs when riding at slow speeds (about <55 that i can feel it) but not when stopped. At...
  11. Mechanical and Technical
    This season I plan to do the tuneup on my own, the major repairs, if needed, and I hope I won't, I'll leave those for the pros. To get started I need a good, well equipped, toolbox. Nothing worse then starting a project to find a tool missing on a Saturday night. So what is in your...
  12. Mechanical and Technical
    I have a 08 Zx6r. I have been neglecting her for the past month or so :thumbdown:. So This weekend/next I plan on putting in a LOT of time with my baby, Lubricating cables, taking off all the plastics and doing a hard clean, checking majority of bolts/srews, oil change, tire scrub, clean chain...
  13. Motorcycle Talk
    Hey there fellas New kawi owner here and new to the forums. Love the info on here. Bought a 2013 zx6R about a month ago and just put over 600 miles on it. Dealer wants me to go in for my first service but im wondering what that first service entails and if I could just do it myself? What do you...
  14. Pictures
    After getting my bike a few weeks ago, a 2006 ZX6 with 19xxx miles, I have already done a variety of maintenance work to her including oil, brakes, chain, servo buddy, etc. I was pretty disgusted with the condition of the oil and was blown away with the brake fluid. Legit never seen brake...
  15. Mechanical and Technical
    My riding season will unfortunately be ending sooner then it should. I live in texas, 9/12 months is my riding season :D:. So i have to put the bonk up for a while, between 1-6 months depending on orders. It really shouldnt be longer then that but it could which is what im afraid of. I dont...
  16. Mechanical and Technical
    So yesterday I tore the bike down and checked my valves and did some maintenance. Everything was good, put the bike back together and did a 45 or so mile ride after to get home from where I was. When I put the bike back together everything was smooth as usual and the cables were routed properly...
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