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  1. 07 ZX6R possible transmission issue

    The ZX6R
    Hi, Was riding the bike yesterday with no issues when it started moving in to neutral from third gear during a downshift. Downshifted from 3rd and it went in to neutral, shifter was stuck down and had to let go of the clutch then re-clutch and force the bike in to gear. Forcing the shifter up...
  2. Newby questions.

    The ZX6R
    I just recently picked up an 08 zx6r last week because in my spare time I tinker on projects and repairs here and there. I had just finished my last one and usually I work on older harleys and cruisers. Some old honda CB's. But never had a sports bike. So I brought home the zx,obviously laid...
  3. 03 ninja zx6r transmission problem??

    The ZX6R
    i have an 03 zx6r and everything has been running fine with the bike . i changed the levers the other day and power washed it at the car wash. later on while in 2nd gear , i hit WOT at about 6k rpm bike took off and then seemed to slip into neutral for a second rev up and then re-engage with the...
  4. 2007 zx6r engine failure Help!

    Mechanical and Technical
    I just purchased a 07 zx6r with 31k miles, and the person I bought it from said he blew the engine. He then showed me the hole in the lower crankcase; where I suspect a broken rod had punctured; but please feel free to tell me what you think could have gone wrong. I opened the airbox (no oil or...
  5. 06RR trouble downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hi, my 2006 zx6rr has started having issues only when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear, it seems like its going past 2nd straight into neutral? I'm thinking it's neutral gear instead of a false neutral because it goes between 1st and 2nd gear. Theres no other problems like jumping out of gear...
  6. Need help! 2008 ZX6R! is the Sun causing this?

    Mechanical and Technical
    Im relatively new to riding the 2008 zx6r and this might seem like a very newbish question but... - First i want to add that the bike has around 5,400 miles completely stock. - The issue is as follows: every day my bike starts up in a normal manner with no delay. I typically just press the...
  7. Shifter adjustment

    The ZX6R
    Ok I can't find my answer anywhere so I'm gonn ask. I've slipped my bike into neutral a few times this summer when going from 1-2. It just feels like there is to much ankle movment between shifts. Any other gear is fine. So in order for me to get less ankle movement or to feel like I have to...
  8. just got an '05 zx6r

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'm Erick from Indiana. I just bought a fixer-upper '05 zx6r yesterday for $2,100. I was wanting to get custom fairings for whatever bike I would end up buying (unless the bike looked killer already) so the mismatch and scratched fairings didn't bother me much. only real thing...
  9. Rebuild, or new bike?

    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...
  10. Grind into 1st/2nd gear

    The ZX6R
    I know this is my fault but I can't be the only one to have done this. Once in a blue moon when shifting from 1st-2nd ill hit neutral and then when I try to put it in 2nd or back down to 1st and then second it grinds like hell and doesn't wanna go in. Anyway to get it to not grind? Like I said...
  11. 06 ZX6R - Weird 2nd Gear Issue

    Mechanical and Technical
    I am experiencing a weird issue with 2nd gear. I know the 05/06 has a known 2nd gear vulnerability, but what I am experiencing is not what I normally read as the normal signs of this weakness. So at Thunderbolt I only use 2nd gear a few times. I downshift from 5th to 2nd at the end of the...
  12. 05 636 Stuck in Gear

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hey... So I'm planning on taking apart my 636 today.. It's currently stuck in gear & will not come out. Before just taking apart the internals, i wanted to knock out the simple causes first. (i.e. shift fork, clutch, shifter linkage, etc.) Do you guys have any opinions on what it could be? &&...
  13. Clutch or Tranny problem?

    Mechanical and Technical
    When riding my bike and switching gears at high rpm's my gears don't seem to engage. Is this the clutch or the tranny? 1st - engages 2nd - engages 3rd - slips 4th - slips 5th - slips 6th - engages clutch or tranny prob? - YouTube
  14. Transmission skipping

    Mechanical and Technical
    Hey there everybody, glad to have your help and experience here. I have a CA 03 636 and I cannot accelerate more than aprox 50% throttle without it skipping, it feels as though I'm missing teeth in my transmission, it happens in all lower gears but I haven't tried it in the upper gears, it...
  15. Shifter Fork Interchangablity

    Mechanical and Technical
    Our 1990 ZX6R is not engaging 4th gear. Makes rattling noises, so we just go from 3rd to 5th. I have been told this is a fork issue, so I am looking into rebuilding the transmission. I'd like to pick up some nice used forks. I presume any of the 1990-93 will work, but anyone know if other years...
  16. 2006 ZX-6R issues

    Mechanical and Technical
    My 06 636 just got tuned and dyno'd and when I got it back and started riding it again it felt as though the clutch would kind of engage and cause it to jurk while accelerating in first gear. I took it back to the shop that tuned it thinking that it was a tune issue and after the tech rode it...
  17. Shifting problems

    The ZX6R
    Hi! My name is Patrick and I'm new to this forum. I own a blue '04 zx6r and it works great; put it about 5500 mi on this thing. I don't ride it too hard and never shift without using the clutch. Of course, I have a problem and so I was hoping you guys could help me figure out what step(s) I...