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This is kind of how my bike is right now.

Since it's winter time in Michigan it means to keep the bike on the stands and violate her :devious
Thing is, im the third owner and i dont know what's been done and hasnt been done! so all you vets, she has 18k miles. what should i have done over winter?

Plans:
K&N Air Filter - Done
Change Brake fluid - Done
Install speed bleeders- Done
Install Hel SS Lines- Done
Chinese Shorty Levers- Done
Kleen air mod
ZZR front stay bracket
Lube Cables
Flush current coolant
Check/Grease Bearings
Jet Kit
Fork seals/oil/springs
Valve adjustment
Sync Carbs
New Spark Plugs
Change shock
Install APE Cam tensioner
Paint Frame (black?)-
Modding my new fairings?-
What else should i add?
 

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What you doing to the forks exactly??

Have you got the stock shock on it?
 

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What you doing to the forks exactly??

Have you got the stock shock on it?
i just changed it. I believe the seals and oil might need to be done. have no idea.

as far as i know it's stock shock
 

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You can find newer & better shocks on eBay for cheap.
Id go with an 07 -2012 ZX6R shock.

As for the forks, Id do a fluid flush & change. New springs will help it a lot too.
 

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You can find newer & better shocks on eBay for cheap.
Id go with an 07 -2012 ZX6R shock.

As for the forks, Id do a fluid flush & change. New springs will help it a lot too.
are the shocks completely compatible or do they need mods?

And for the fluid/seal/springs is there any brand or anything you could guide me towards?
 

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Thats what there here for, Feel free to creep around. lol
 

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What year shock did you find?
 

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Take the swing arm off and clean, inspect and re-grease the bearings. Same with the steering stem. Not all that hard to do with it as far apart as you already have it.

Lube the cables.
Remove, clean, inspect and re-grease all the controls; front and rear brake levers, clutch lever, peg pivots (if you don't have rearsets). Use a good waterproof grease.
Flush and change the coolant.
Sync the carbs/throttle bodies.

All good annual maintenance items.
 

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What year shock did you find?
i supposedly found a 2012 with 2k miles on it.

Take the swing arm off and clean, inspect and re-grease the bearings. Same with the steering stem. Not all that hard to do with it as far apart as you already have it.
Lube the cables.
Remove, clean, inspect and re-grease all the controls; front and rear brake levers, clutch lever, peg pivots (if you don't have rearsets). Use a good waterproof grease.
Flush and change the coolant.
Sync the carbs/throttle bodies.

All good annual maintenance items.
sounds like a good idea. when i took off my rear real and looked the wheel bearings i was like oh boy. thanks!
Subscribed. I love build threads
it's not gonna be as good as 11B or OND but ill give it a shot!
 

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This is just an example of how dirty my baby is from its previous owner :(


OND would be so upset lol

Todays project? Install Hel SS Lines and Speed Bleeders. (whenever they come in the mail today)
 

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i supposedly found a 2012 with 2k miles on it.



sounds like a good idea. when i took off my rear real and looked the wheel bearings i was like oh boy. thanks!
Your wheel bearings should be the sealed type, Unless your referring to the sprocket hub bearing.
It will need cleaning & regreasing.
Don't use any solvents though, Just a clean dry rag to wipe out the old grease.

Sounds like you did good on the shock.
 

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Your wheel bearings should be the sealed type, Unless your referring to the sprocket hub bearing.
It will need cleaning & regreasing.
Don't use any solvents though, Just a clean dry rag to wipe out the old grease.

Sounds like you did good on the shock.
ya that's what i was referring to. and ya i got lucky. linkage and all. It was either the '12 with 2k on it for 50+shipping

or a 06 with 5k with rust on it for like 12. so ill go with the '12. just gotta wait for it to end. 4 days left :/
 

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My lines and bleeders are in!



Black SS lines from Hel and speed bleeders order from my neighbors at sport bike track gear.


 

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ya that's what i was referring to. and ya i got lucky. linkage and all. It was either the '12 with 2k on it for 50+shipping

or a 06 with 5k with rust on it for like 12. so ill go with the '12. just gotta wait for it to end. 4 days left :/
Hmm maybe I should jump on there & buy it myself?????:lol:
 

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