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  1. Mechanical and Technical
    Would I need to take the engine off in order to reset the timing on the cam chain? I lost the timing on a ZX6R during a valve adjustment when I took off the camshaft cover which took the exhaust camshaft with it. As a result, the chain came off the sprocket before I could make timing marks on...
  2. Mechanical and Technical
    Hi all, Here's my question: Could you please tell me or link to me the correct shim kit to purchase for my valve adjustment on my 2014 zx6r.? I see there are some Youtube videos out there and posts but all I've seen are either shim kits / posts for older zx6r's or simply valve clearance checks...
  3. New Member Introductions
    hi there. a new owner from brooklyn, ny is checking in. this isn't my first bike but fist sport bike. i always wanted to have one and finally decided to pull the plug last month. bought a used one off ebay, 20,000 miles '06 XZ6R, green. Albeit low mileage the bike appears to be neglected...
  4. Mechanical and Technical
    So I brought my bike (2007 zx6r) down to a well known shop in the New Haven area for a valve cover gasket recall. The bike is nearing the 15,000 mile mark quickly so I figured I should have them do a valve adjustment since they are already in there. Now I've done some research and most people...
  5. Mechanical and Technical
    When doing a valve clearance check, how should the feeler gauge feel when I slide it under the cam? Because I can fit one under it and it is nice and smooth, but I can fit a little bit bigger one under it but it's a little rougher when I slide it back and forth.
  6. Mechanical and Technical
    2009-2012 Zx6r: I was in the middle of my valve adjustment and I already did my measurements so it was time to remove the camshaft and chain to put new shims in. There are 20 bolts total which all removed just fine (in the order that that manual explains since the camshaft is under pressure)...
  7. Mechanical and Technical
    So gents, I finished my valve adjustment. Thing is while I was torquing things down, according to the service manual, first to 52 in/lbs, so I set my torque wrench and went slow according to the directions. Well I snapped 1 and thought it was a bad bolt, then 2 and I have no idea why I kept...
  8. The Build Thread
    My son bought this bike used with 30k mi on it. He ask me to help him check / adjust valves. After disassembly following the Clymers repair manual I discovered that when I line up the gear at pick up coil ( 1-4 lined up with case mark) and visually confirming that the cams have been rotated to...
  9. Mechanical and Technical
    im thinking of trading my vfr for a zx6r. love the look of the zx but not sure about its issues... it makes a loud tick at all rpms and after it warms up the bike dies.... i believe the milage is at 36k... not sure about reg maintance... please help!
  10. Mechanical and Technical
    I am currently attempting a valve adjustment on my 07 zx. After taking my valve clearance readings, I have one inlet valve on cylinder 3 with a clearance of less than .063mm. Average clearance is .16mm I have triple checked all valves and I get the same measurement on this valve. Could I have a...
  11. Mechanical and Technical
    I didn't see anything posted on this in the guides and didn't find anything with a search, but I found these videos on Youtube last night on how to check your valve clearance (and the guy was even doing it on a zx6r!). These videos are very thorough and informative, and makes it look pretty...
  12. Mechanical and Technical
    I recently started riding and purchased a 1995 ZX6R about a month ago. I have been having some problems starting the bike in the morning (i use the bike to go to work). When I first press the start button i can hear the starter crank over, and the engine barely try to start. After i hit the...
  13. Mechanical and Technical
    okay so long story short brought my bike (07) to a buddy of mines shop for tune up and new chain and sprocket he told me it also needed a valve adjustment so i told him to go ahead and do it. when i recently went to pick it up it started fine idled fine but as soon as you hit 5k rpms it would...
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