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  1. ZX6R 2016 Oil leaked out of nowhere!!

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hello riders, yesterday I went for a ride and got into some trouble with my baby:frown all of a sudden got the red light come on and I see the temp went up to 230 and was going up super fast, obviously I stopped immediately to see what the problem was and realized that the bike is leaking oil...
  2. Oil Draining Reservoir Behind Left Fairing?

    Mechanical and Technical
    So today i decided to read through my Owners Manual on my 2016 ZX-6R to learn some more about my bike, i came across a page showing where there's an Oil Draining Reservoir behind the left fairing, i checked and it had no leakage/fill-up in the small bottle, it didn't state it in the owners...
  3. Question about oil

    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. Metal Shavings in OIL!!!

    Mechanical and Technical
    Changed my oil on my 2013 zx6r and noticed metal shavings in the oil. How concerned should I be and what could be going on? :crying The bike has 16.7K miles on it and I haven't noticed any knocking or ticking or anything unusual except the metal shavings. HELP!!!
  5. Drop it like its hot

    The ZX6R
    Hi all. After 21 years in the saddle on a now classic 1997 zx6r f3, I commited the cardinal sin of forgetting my chain was on promptly fell off at 0 miles an hour. Alongside snapping my brake pedal hanger and cracking my fairing, my oil lifht is now on permanantly. The bike is not overheating...
  6. Oil level window

    Mechanical and Technical
    So i filled my 07zx6r with 4Q of mobil one 4t racing 10w40 oil. However the window to view your oil level shows no change. The manuel says 4Q for my bike so i didn't put any more but i am curious as to if thats normal or if i should actually add more oil
  7. Yikes! Blasting oil from air clean system oil receiver.

    Mechanical and Technical
    This occurred on my '09 ZX6-R9F recently: So about a day ago as I did my pre-work bike check I noticed that something seemed unusual about the way my bike was idling. With no FI light on, no oil or fuel or coolant on the ground, and no strange odors or smoke I decided to head down the street...
  8. oil overfill

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hey guys, I put some oil in my bike while i had it on the stand. i realised after a ride that it was too high, i mast have needed to fill it on the ground. big rookie mistake! I did about 100ks on it before i realised the level was too high. maybe half a cup to a cup too much oil. just...
  9. Reminder: Check Parts Before Installing!

    Motorcycle Talk
    Today I performed a long overdue oil change and picked up a K&N Filter (204) from a factory store in Riverside, CA. After draining the oil and removing the old filter, I proceed to unpack the new one only to find it corroded on the inside (pics below). Looked like some form of rust or deposit...
  10. 2006 zx6r Clutch Question

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hi guys hope someone can give me some pointers. I just ordered my new clutch and will be my 1st time doing it. Ive been reading some websites where they say you have to soak the clutch plates in oil before you install it. My question is, can i soak it in full synthetic oil? The oil in my bike...
  11. Using lots of oil

    Mechanical and Technical
    My 06' zx6r is going through a good bit of oil. I dont see any sighns of leaks as in puddles of oil or oil on the engine. Its not showing any sighns of a cracked block or head gasket. It still runs fine and im not making clouds while im riding. However I keep having to add oil. Any suggestions...
  12. Kawasaki Oil?

    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...
  13. Serious need of pro help

    Motorcycle Talk
    I own a 95 zx6r since i got it i had to replace the block and gears in tranny, oil was black and i had motor all apart, my problem is a really bad screech, and when it warms up it will shut off, pain to restart, also oil light will not go off, i did the oil filter burp thing and its definetly...
  14. Oil, oil, and more oil.

    The ZX6R
    Hey guys. New 07' owner here. The previous owner overfilled the oil and it's due for a change anyway. What do you suggest is a good synthetic for these bikes? thanks!
  15. Hey guys! 07 6r owners wanted!

    New Member Introductions
    This is my first post, guys. I just had a few questions about my bike. I just bought it today and wanted some info from some guys with experience on these bikes. It's an 07 ZX6r as in the title. I bought it from the second owner and it has 5000 and change on it right now. The rims and forks are...
  16. need help asap

    Mechanical and Technical
    I have a 98 zx6r and the carbs needed to be rebuilt so I did that. Double checked everything and it was clean and put back together right. Now it wont start in the am and the choke isnt working right. checked the cable and bracket and its correctly attached. also Im burning oil out the tail...
  17. Leaking Oil

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hello everyone! I just noticed a small hole on the head leaking oil :O If anyone could tell me what this is and possibly why it is leaking would be appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Lubing my chain?

    Mechanical and Technical
    OKAY SO I BOUGHT THIS BIKE LAST FRIDAY ITS A 2004 ZX6R (ITS ALSO BEEN JETTED I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS). :2fingerlol: AND THEY GUY SAID IT HAS A ALUMINUM SPROCKET AND THAT I HAVE TO LUBE MY BIKE EVERY OTHER RIDE OR SO BECAUSE IF NOT THE CHAIN WILL EAT THE SPROCKET (OR SOMETHING LIKE...
  19. Synthetic Oil Question

    Mechanical and Technical
    I have a 2007 zx6r and the only oil I like to use in a bike is amsoil. I have 16,700 miles on my bike and it has not yet been switched to synthetic. I was talking to a friend about using the amsoil and he said something about switching to synthetic oil at a high mileage. Would this cause a...
  20. Oil and filter Type for 2007 Zx6R

    The ZX6R
    What oil type should i use for an 07 Zx6R? 10W-40? What API? What kinda oil filter? Can i just get it from Auto Zone or something? Any help would be great.. thanks :laugh
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