So obviously like others I am taking a page out of Mister ONDs book with his idea to have his own maintenance thread. Well...I am not nearly as good or skilled as he is with a bike or a camera, or writing.
That being said....I would still like to have this thread and post up pics of my maintenance as well as future track build I will start with my 05'
To start....I am on my 5th ZX6r (I know...crazy) and the 05' I picked up at the end of last summer with 12k miles and I practically parked her and did zero maintenance since I had a broken foot.
(See following link for that story... http://zx6r.com/build-thread/59393-zx6ixxer-636-re-build-pic-heavvvyyy.html
Well...here is a pic of the bike...
I am skipping around a bit so I do apologies in advance...I already did an oil change in January so you will all have to bare with me before I post pics/details on another oil change
Decided to start with Spark plugs and a new air filter because it was downright dirty...:crazy
Tank off...sorry no details/pics on the process to get your tank off...
Well loookee here :cool3: ...yessir NGK CR9E and K&N air filter :yes
Lets get this bad boy off (Air box...)
Some of you may have noticed something odd on my frame where the airbox connects....can anybody guess what this is? :O
Lets put it this way....you really don't want to know....
Yes.....my friends...there was a beehive colony taking free residence in my airbox :dowhat
Well...I evicted them :2fingerlol:
And wallah....cleaned up frame/airbox :cool3:
Unfortunately I seem to have lost some "Bee" power....guess my bikes not a superbee aymore :O
Time to move forward to my spark plugs
Wait a second....holy crap...fellas fellas look what I found!....check it out! :butbut:
Could it be.....a MANUAL! :devious
Well....NGK come pregapped....but its always a good idea to check your gaaping...in my case the manual states it should be between 0.7-0.8mm....they were all spot on in that range.
The plugs were nasty
(I will let you all guess which one was the new plug)
Well....cylinder 1 spark plug was a bit of a pain since I was missing my toolkit which has the swivel ratchet to get the in the cylinder on the small angle....but I made it work. Took about 10 minutes for that one plug. The other 3 took a total of....say idk about 3 minutes :laugh
Anyhows....re installed everything and put the airbox back on. Time for the new filter
Yup...she was dirty alright
Remember all that "superbee" power I lost?...well folks....despair not...I got a K&N sticker! all is well in the world
All put back together in time to meet its new sibling
Well....all done on my tune up for today...obviously there is more to do (i.e. coolant flush, brake fluid, new EBC HH pads, track fairings.....stay tuned)
Too be continued....