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post #1 of 19 Old 07-23-2016, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hey peoples,

As a new forum member I just wanted to introduce myself. My names Glenn aka Ridin and I just bought myself a brand new 2016 zx6r. After riding a ninja 300 for the past couple of years I've decided to upgrade as I've grown out of the 300 class and have been pining for the 636 since I started riding.

Anyway I'm looking forward to meeting other riders and learning more about this bike.

I've never ridden a 600 before and would love some tips on getting acquainted with my new machine.

Technically I haven't received the bike yet as its being shipped and delivered to me in a weeks time, can't bloody wait.

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-23-2016, 04:40 AM
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Welcome to the candy store kid!

You're going to love the bike. Take your time to introduce yourself to her slowly, she's gonna be feistier than your last bike.

There is an absolute unnecessary (for your current purposes) shhhhhhit tonne of power up high on these bikes, and you're going to first and foremost, want to get really well acquainted with the throttle. Like a rifle trigger, don't pull...Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

I heard another funny analogy....Imagine the 300 like your high school girlfriend.. you can make a few mistakes, but it's all good, she's not that upset, can't tarnish that puppy love just because you were a little rough with her. Your 636 is like your wife after 10 years of marriage...."go ahead....I double dare you to fuck up asshole....See what happens" lol...
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Welcome Glenn. Post up some pics when you receive your bike.

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Cheers guys.

Gotta say that I'm pretty nervous moving up. I think it's more nervy about dropping the bike than anything. In the two years riding a 300 I clocked over 22,000 Ks so I have the experience just none on a bigger bike. Being a bit of a short arse (under 6 foot) I worry about slow turns and stops not so much straights.

Anyway only one way to find out and that's to ride the thing.

I'll post some pics when I get it.

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Slow speed drops can be limited in the damage that may occur with sliders.... worth the confidence for the super slow drop protection.

Honestly, I was very happy with how little damage my '09 took when I lost the rear wheel and it spun in the pavement at around 15 MPH. Slid around 6-8 bike lengths in the process. OEM muffler got scratched, handle bar end weight, and a very minor hole in the lower when the plastic wore through over one of the bolt heads on the engine cover beneath it.

there would have been slightly less damage with sliders installed -- the plastic would probably not have been damaged.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Yeah ordered oggies for the bike to add some extra protection. Anyone recommend whether I should get a dampener installed?
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I'd wait on the dampener until you are familiar with the bike. As long as you don't adjust the fork angle, the rake and trail is IMHO sufficient for street use without a dampener.

As far as getting comfortable with the bike: the biggest difference you will notice compared to your 300 cc bike, is the mass of the 600. It's got bigger brakes because it's a heavier bike.

If you keep the acceleration down, until you are comfortable with the low speed handling you should have no issues with the 600. Suspension is better, power is better, ergos are probably not that much different.... stay out of the speed, and get used to the weight. It won't change direction as easily, and it will take longer to stop from the same speed. More grunt down low, and one heck of a lot more on tap on top.

I'd expect you will feel very comfortable within a day or two. Take a few weeks, get through the break in, and then expand your envelope.
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"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Slow speed drops can be limited in the damage that may occur with sliders.... worth the confidence for the super slow drop protection.

Honestly, I was very happy with how little damage my '09 took when I lost the rear wheel and it spun in the pavement at around 15 MPH. Slid around 6-8 bike lengths in the process. OEM muffler got scratched, handle bar end weight, and a very minor hole in the lower when the plastic wore through over one of the bolt heads on the engine cover beneath it.

there would have been slightly less damage with sliders installed -- the plastic would probably not have been damaged.
Hear, here. I believe in the benefits of sliders.
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I thought my bike had the kick stand down when I was taking it off the rear stand. Guess what? The kick stand was up. The bike bounced off the concrete and hit only the slider, the bar end and rear peg. No damage at all. Did you hear that? Zero damage. I too, believe in frame sliders.
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Cheers guys.

Gotta say that I'm pretty nervous moving up. I think it's more nervy about dropping the bike than anything. In the two years riding a 300 I clocked over 22,000 Ks so I have the experience just none on a bigger bike. Being a bit of a short arse (under 6 foot) I worry about slow turns and stops not so much straights.

Anyway only one way to find out and that's to ride the thing.

I'll post some pics when I get it.

Glenn
Congrats!!! I'm moving up from the 300 as well that I rode for 2 years. I'm going with the 2013 model brand new because I like the color scheme better. I rode her yesterday and she was smooooooth. Very responsive to turning. Follows your body so to speak. I do the paper work over the phone tomorrow then I have to take my bike up to trade in. Think it'll be a week before I get mine as well since they have to find a new 2013 in the green and black for me. You'll do fine! Its going to feel so good to you! have fun and be safe!!!
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Cheers Venus congrats and good luck mate. I'm really looking forward to riding it man I just can't wait, feels like frikken forever.

Any tips on break in? Read so much different shit out there, anyone experienced the best breakin method?

Sliders are on the way, going to chuck em on soon as the bike arrives.
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.................Any tips on break in? Read so much different shit out there, anyone experienced the best breakin method?

QUOTE]

I am a believer in a hard break in to seat the rings. I have seen and felt the performance difference that results.

My father and brother bought identical Suzuki 230LT quads; my dad idled his around and babied it. My brother intentionally thrashed on his for the first couple of operating hours.

My brother's quad had noticeably more power everywhere in the rev range. I had the opportunity to ride both back to back, multiple times. No mods to either machine, only difference was in the break in.

You'll get lots of advice on how to accomplish this, and the only thing I'll say is not running the bike at any one sustained RPM is a critical part of the break in. Compression braking and hard acceleration are far more important and effective than 'lugging' the motor. Neither one needs to be done for more than 2-3 seconds at a shot, and probably doesn't need to be repeated more often than every few minutes in the first hour or so of operation.

Don't bounce it off the rev limiter, probably 80% max RPM is sufficient. (That's something like 60 MPH in first)

Make sure you have space to work with, and privacy so the po po don't take your bike away.......
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