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  1. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys. Well I have an old 2002 ZX6R with 50,000 miles. I've done all my oil changes since I bought her. For the first 30,000 miles I never had trouble changing my oil or method. But for the past few years whenever I change the oil, the oil pressure light stays on after turning on my bike...
  2. Mechanical and Technical
    I have a 2005 zx6r that's been sitting for 9 months. I have this premium gasoline stored in milk jug containers that's been sitting for two months with no fuel stabilizer. I plan on using new gas before starting bike. Could I use that 2 month old gasoline for it? What else besides gas should...
  3. Mechanical and Technical
    I know, I know this is just another oil thread. Now that that is out of the way, I have a question and hope someone can help answer it. I picked up some oil today for my bike. I went to get the Castrol Power RS Racing 4T oil that I used on my last oil change. The store had two quarts of that...
  4. Mechanical and Technical
    Changed the oil about two weeks ago used a k&n oil filter.... Just yesterday i noticed oil on my back tire when i came home. Stripped the bike down and its coming from the oil filter. The oil filter will not go ANY tighter the nut on the end of it is starting to round off now. Should i buy a...
  5. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi all, Hopefully a simple question. Looking to service my bike in the next few days, what oil would you recommend? Looking at 10w-40 but not 100% on whether I would need semi synthetic, rock oil etc. There is plenty on the market now. Cheers Stephen
  6. New Member Introductions
    Dear Professional bikes, I just got kawazaki zx-6r 2000 last week and it have a problem with clutch and 2nd gear shift problem so i changed the clutch without changing the oil, but after changing it is turned to be very soft after running like 5 or 10 min so any ideas what can i do ?? thanks...
  7. Mechanical and Technical
    Okay so I was changing my oil, couldn't get the filter off so I ran a screw driver through it. Little did I know the oil cooler was less that a 1/4" from the oil filter on the other side. Luckily I stopped before I ran the damned thing all the way through. Yes I feel stupid no I don't think...
  8. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi I have a problem with my bike running rough after and oil and filter change. I have just bought a zx6r j1 which needed abit of tlc, The bike ran a little rough at first as it had been laid up for about 2 years Today I changed the spark plugs set to the correct gauge. The bike started...
  9. Mechanical and Technical
    Went to get some oil today and noticed that Kawasaki has 10w40 oil on sale. Has anyone used this oil before? It's not synthetic but for $13 a gallon sounds like a good deal...
  10. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, I am the proud owner of a 2013 636. I got it 3 weeks ago and am nearing the 600 mile mark. I wanna give her nothing but the best and wanna run motul 300v starting at 600 miles with a k&n filter. I have seen some other threads where one or two people comment on using motul 300v so...
  11. Guides
    So my 2009 zx6r wouldn't charge, or start, and I knew it was the stator, again. So since I'm going to be doing a replacement, and some maintenance, I figured I would post of some pics to help anyone who wants to do it... Here goes: First thing is to take off the fairings, now I'm sure there...
  12. Motorcycle Talk
    So I was bored, school doesn't start for me until the 17th so I decided to try building a little ramp. I actually think I did a good job since I only built this little ramp to make the oil changes. I might try doing a rear one but will see. Sorry if the pics look crappy I took them from my iphone.
  13. Mechanical and Technical
    Okay so im balls deep in the first oil change on my bike. Im lookin up a how to and realize i dont have a crush washer. My motorcycle shop is closed on Mondays... Is there anywhere i can get them like advanced auto? Pep boys? I have no idea what to be looking for. Can I not replace it this oil...
  14. Motorcycle Talk
    the previous owner did not LOOK AFTER THE ENGINE OF THIS BIKE.. but i do know the pistons rings are fine ( well i supose because the bike has amazing accelaration and top speed) However there is a ticking noise and the bike has 90.000 Km + // i would say it burns 100 mil in about 300 miles or...
  15. Racing
    I started doing track days on an '07 ZX6R earlier this year. I changed the oil after the first one, and noting the engine temp got pretty high, switched to Motul 7100 synthetic believing that synthetic would handle the temps better. Figured it would handle the high revs better as well...
  16. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi guys, I just got a brand new 2011 kawy zx6r. I had an 09 Kawy 650R and I serviced it myself once it was out of warranty. I am planning to do all the services on my of for the ZX6r. Is there anything in particular that I should keep in mind for the 1st service of the bike? I plan to do it...
  17. Mechanical and Technical
    Since I cant post this in the Guides section, i figured I'd post it here, even though this has a lot less traffic. Let me know what you guys think! I hope it helps some of you people out and saves you from the STEALERSHIP! Fairly simple and easy. Figured I'd post it because is should help...
  18. Mechanical and Technical
    I have been told two polar opposite methods as to how to break in your engine. The obvious, which is from the manual, is to break it in easy. The other, more controversial method, is to run your engine hard to seal the rings. Further information can be found here: (Break In Secrets--How To...
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  20. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi All, As this is the 1st time I am attempting an oil change on my 06 636 I was wondering how much oil to put in? bikes got 12k'ish miles on it and gear shifts are getting a bit sticky. I have the oil, filter and new sump washer... so I recon its time for it, and I want to do more service...
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