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post #16 of 71 Old 09-17-2016, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and also deleted the exhaust flap as that was just useless crap and weight. Really on a mission to save weight atm. Thinking of buying one of those low weight battery's, apparently save like 1.5kg


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So recently been thinking about accent colours which I could use on the bike just to make it a little different from others. I was thinking as the fork tops are anodised red I would use red as my colour.
I am ordering brake lines, oil cap, fuel cap bolts, sprocket nuts, samco hose kit all in red. What you guys think? Haven't seen any bikes with red accent yet accept maybe for just the rim tape.
Diamond rear sets are also on the way and my headers. When I fit everything I will take pics as I go.


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Fitted my front hel race length lines this morning. Couldn't believe how much better the lever feel is and literally goes solid.
Want to install the rear later when I'm home from work. I like when winter comes as the bike stays clean and I can work on it getting ready for next years track days.




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STUNNING bike! Plus great progress photos! Looks the business.
I've been looking at the 636 as an "upgrade" to my current bike.

The headlight covers give the front end extra attitude (as if the bike needs any more).
How will those get on come MOT time, plus is the light output greatly affected (unless its already running HIDs)?
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Thanks trying to show you all that even if your no mechanic you can work on your bike with a little help from the forums and some common sense.
The headlight covers are great on daytime use but honestly at night do dim your light level down as they are so tinted but there only connected via 3m snap clips so take 10 seconds to remove.
Luckily the mot won't be a problem as the bike isn't even a year old yet so won't be needing one for a while and hopefully by the time this gets to that stage it would of magically turnt into a zx10rr.
You should definetly go and have a ride on the 636 but I would wait and see what other bikes get released soon. I must admit when I bought this bike it was between this and the gsxr 600 as i no they get stick but was an unbelievable bike to ride. It was only the looks that won me over as cornering on the gsxr was better. Just my opinion obviously.
Thanks for the input faceless and I'll report back after I've fitted the rear


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Thanks trying to show you all that even if your no mechanic you can work on your bike with a little help from the forums and some common sense.
The headlight covers are great on daytime use but honestly at night do dim your light level down as they are so tinted but there only connected via 3m snap clips so take 10 seconds to remove.
Luckily the mot won't be a problem as the bike isn't even a year old yet so won't be needing one for a while and hopefully by the time this gets to that stage it would of magically turnt into a zx10rr.
You should definetly go and have a ride on the 636 but I would wait and see what other bikes get released soon. I must admit when I bought this bike it was between this and the gsxr 600 as i no they get stick but was an unbelievable bike to ride. It was only the looks that won me over as cornering on the gsxr was better. Just my opinion obviously.
Thanks for the input faceless and I'll report back after I've fitted the rear


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Look forward to that!

Actually I'd be looking at an older 636, I couldn't afford a new one! (I chose to omit that detail from my previous post).

I've been following some motovloggers on youtube, who have 2015 - 2016 Suzuki GSXR 750's (there's been a Suzuki 0% interest option for 4 or 5 yrs) lol.

Those are stunning bikes too, they all rate them, plus come in some lovely colour combinations (Matt/Gloss Black, also the electric Blue).

The GSXR (750) is supposed to offer a more 'natural' seating position too, where you are not having to lean so far forward on the handlebars (that classic Sport bike position) - so useful for anybody with back problems.

I'm in a similar scenario where I don't have masses of motorcycle expertise (considering the relatively short time of ownership), however am happy to troubleshoot faults / get my hands dirty with intermediate work if I can (another enjoyable element to owning and riding bikes).
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Actually I'd be looking at an older 636, I couldn't afford a new one! (I chose to omit that detail from my previous post).



I've been following some motovloggers on youtube, who have 2015 - 2016 Suzuki GSXR 750's (there's been a Suzuki 0% interest option for 4 or 5 yrs) lol.



Those are stunning bikes too, they all rate them, plus come in some lovely colour combinations (Matt/Gloss Black, also the electric Blue).



The GSXR (750) is supposed to offer a more 'natural' seating position too, where you are not having to lean so far forward on the handlebars (that classic Sport bike position) - so useful for anybody with back problems.


I'm in a similar scenario where I don't have masses of motorcycle expertise (considering the relatively short time of ownership), however am happy to troubleshoot faults / get my hands dirty with intermediate work if I can (another enjoyable element to owning and riding bikes).

These forums allow users like us to have that confidence to do any fixes we feel we are up to. Which is great as saves a hell of a lot of money on garage fees.
Well I hope you get to buy the bike your after when it's time. Cannot comment on the older kwaks as never had one. Always been into Honda before this bike, Would never buy again for now as I feel until they release something new they just aren't keeping up in the lower 600 class.


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Ok so was busy over the weekend so decided tonight while I had a couple hours free I would finish installing the rear hel line. Removal was really easy and really doesn't need any thing other than common sense a 12mm spanner and 5mm Allen.
Once I installed the line I refilled the reservoir and bled the system through. Made sure all the lines weren't catching or rubbing and all was well. Here's a couple of pics of final install.


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Not really an update as such just showing the m factory sprocket nuts installed earlier today to continue the red theme.



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[QUOTE=Andie0;1274042]Fitted my front hel race length lines this morning. Couldn't believe how much better the lever feel is and literally goes solid.
Want to install the rear later when I'm home from work. I like when winter comes as the bike stays clean and I can work on it getting ready for next years track days.





I like what you've done. You uniquely parallel what I've done with my '15 S.E. or vice versa - you went with red accents and I went with green; brilliant minds think alike.

1) I went with green anodic Ti sprocket bolts. (+2 SuperSprox).

2 - 3) Green Core f & r braided brake lines (Carbon2Race c/f Front Fender; Tekarbon Rear Hugger).

4) O.E. matching seat cowl (w/Tekarbon c/f Rear Tail Panel - between saddle & rear seat cowl; & Rear Panel - rear of seat cowl.)

5) MotoDynamics Fender Eliminator, Sequential L.E.D. Tail lights/turn signals (Yoshimura R-77 c/f exhaust, LighTech Chain adjusters w/lifters, aux. L.E.D. 'Angled' turn signals; Speed & Metal L.E.D. License Plate Frame [Cycle Gear - w/L.E.D. plate lights & aux. brake light]s).

I went a Zero Gravity (yes, like the windscreen) saddle that I am most unhappy with, it's comfortable, but the vinyl is horribly thin, and tears easily. I'm contemplating either having it or the O.E.saddle recovered, and like your idea of a bit of gel to sooth high mileage monkey-butt.

Looking forward to your other mods.

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Hey,
Nice green ninja. I too have the red them going on with my bike but mines is white/black with small amounts of red.

this is the last pic I loaded of mines. and some mods listed. Uk ZX6R EDF

I need to start a build thread.
You should look at the lightech chain adjusters in red.
Did I see somewhere that you were going with the diamond rearsets? any good as I have them in my list to purchase before xmas.
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Nice green ninja. I too have the red them going on with my bike but mines is white/black with small amounts of red.



this is the last pic I loaded of mines. and some mods listed. Uk ZX6R EDF



I need to start a build thread.

You should look at the lightech chain adjusters in red.

Did I see somewhere that you were going with the diamond rearsets? any good as I have them in my list to purchase before xmas.


I think the red looks great. Great bike i love it, you definetly should start a build thread and add loads of photos. I always search peoples build threads to get inspiration or advice.
I haven't purchased the rear sets yet but I also will be buying them over the Xmas period. Going to get one of the hydraulic switches too for now but eventual plan is to take this bike off road entirely.
Got my mirror blanks today so will install and picture later


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Zed ex that rear hugger is awesome. I want


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You will see that I have mines down to a weight of 176 kg without any fuel but I also have added weight in other places :-(
One thing I found out this week is that probolt nor race bolt will supply red titanium bolts.
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