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  1. Mechanical and Technical
    So a bike we had for a month went down and wrecked...need to completely rebuild, but the parts put the price of the rebuild at more than a replacement New Old Stock bike would be at this point... Long story short, I’m wondering which other years frames would fit the engine and most other...
  2. The Build Thread
    '96 Rebuild Hey guys, been a while. So, after a long time coming, I was finally able to start my rebuild. She’s come a long way since the start but I figured while I wait for more parts (and money) I’d post about it. Quick history - bought the bike 6 years ago, found out it had a LOT of...
  3. The ZX6R
    I have been rebuilding a 2006 Zx6r 636 for a week or so now and I'm not exactly sure what to buy that holds the dash all together. Can someone point me in the right direction? Or is it included in the fairing kit?
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, New to the forums, but I’m excited to learn and enjoy riding. I’m currently in the process of rebuilding my bike, but not for too much longer!! :cheers
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I just recently joined the forums, and feel quite a bit encouraged with the wealth of knowledge on here. First things first, I tried doing some searching on the forums for the answer I’m seeking, but didn’t really fully get it. Let me start from the beginning: Last month I purchased...
  6. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi everyone, haven't been on here in awhile. I tried to ride my bike today for the first time this year and I went down the street. When I came bake I started feeling vibration and then the bigger cut off. I stop and look down. Oil everywhere. There was a hole on top of crank case. So now I need...
  7. Mechanical and Technical
    What's the best method for measuring clearances when doing a rebuild? For the crankshaft for example, would you use plastiguage for the main journal bearing oil clearances after installing the crank and putting the block together, torquing it down to spec, then cracking it again and measuring...
  8. Mechanical and Technical
    Can you hone the clyinder bores for the 09 - 12 zx6r engine? I've heard that some bikes you shouldn't hone. Looking to buy a used block and want to install used pistons and new rings.
  9. Mechanical and Technical
    So looks like I dropped a valve at the track. Good way to ruin a great day on the bike. So now I'm in teardown mode and maybe rebuild. I will for sure need a new cylinder head and piston. Going to crack the block soon, but I did notice some damage to the cylinder bore wall. Is this a lost...
  10. Mechanical and Technical
    I am about to start the process of removing most of the old fairing and rebuilding it for my Zx6R 2005 after a lady decided to pull out on me at a roundabout and I slammed into the side of her. Luckily I managed to turn away from the car a bit and stayed on my feet without dropping it. Anyway...
  11. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi people, After not getting much use over the winter I noticed my bike wasn't running quite right so figured I'd give it a bash and clean the carbs (first time I've done this). I opened up the carbs and they were pretty much spotless so I didn't strip them fully and chose to just clean the...
  12. Guides
    Things you will most likely need: Socket Set w/ ratchet Catch Can Allen Head Sockets/Keys Brake Fluid Your Model Caliper Rebuild Kit Knife Small Flat Head Screwdriver Needle Nose Pliers Brake Cleaner Electrical Tape Rags Over time brake dust and other mineral deposits get collected on the...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey. I have just acquired a 2007 zx6r (J1) that was wrecked a month or so after purchased brand new. Not sure exactly how many miles it has on it but it cant be many. Also not sure what all is wrong with it yet due to not really starting on it yet. I do think the frame may be slightly bent...
  14. Mechanical and Technical
    Hey all. I had a question on a downed 2010 zx6r I am looking at bidding on. So far I have just looked at pictures of it (its right by my house so I plan on spending some time looking it over before I place any bids). Did some research and was wondering if there is a plastic cowl that covers the...
  15. Pictures
    To make the long story short. I was involved in a accident in 2007 when a car cut in front of me. I went straight to the hospital with road rash and a broken collar bone. The bike suffered mostly suffered cosmetic damage. I had just purchased the bike a few weeks before the accident, it was a...
  16. Mechanical and Technical
    So this weekend I tore into the bike to swap in a new set of shift forks and have a look at the status of my transmission. My last track weekend I started having issues getting the bike into 2nd gear, so I assumed it was the typical case of worn or bent shift forks. The bike wasnt popping out...
  17. Mechanical and Technical
    Ok, so I have a few questions. I have a 1996 ZX6F (ZX6R), and I ran into a problem trying to take out my carburetor. The bolts that hold it in place (I think) are very tight and don't budge, and I could only actually put my allen wrench on one of them. the rest are very hard to reach and very...
  18. Mechanical and Technical
    so like it says, I crashed... the bike managed to slide upside down on the left fork adjustment cap. i bought a new one on ebay and recieved it today but what needs to be done to change out the cap?
  19. The ZX6R
    Ok, so I'm sure some people here remember, but maybe we need a refresh on the status of this "rebuild" anyway. Bought two 98 ZX6R's last year that needed a little work (one for the street one for the track)... Planned on taking this: :thumbdown: And making this: :devious :devious Got as...
  20. Want to Buy
    Dumped my BLACK 2009 zx6r a while back and am finally getting around to the rebuild! Parts needed: Front and Rear brake LEVERS Front brake master cylinder Mirrors Front fairing Tail kit (blinkers, fairing and tail light included) BOTH handlebars Tank? Rear fairings some frame sliders...
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