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post #1 of 7 Old 01-11-2017, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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2002 A1P slow project

I thought I should move the info from my intro thread into its proper section.

This project is going to be slow and it will be me trying my best to get my 15yr old ninja back to better than show room standard with a few discreet improvements on the way. most of which will be done over the following winters.
So I will start the story from the beginning. (copied mostly from my intro thread)

After having my license almost 2yr I have since been desperately trying to convince my wife to let me get a motorbike of my own (a ninja obviously) & on the night of my 30th birthday party she surprised me with this....

2002 A1P ZX6-R 636
at 15year old she had just ticked over 31k miles, with alot of documented history. Almost like she went into my head and picked my perfect bike.

* Micron carbon fibre exhaust (loud! )
* Pyramid rear hugger
* Gilles titanium rear sets
* Goodridge braided line to the rear
* double bubble screen

Some pictures from the morning after the party:

as requested some pics from my travels. these were a couple months ago, the bikes now tucked up in the garage hiding from the terrible Scottish winter

Castle Douglas with the boys.

Scottish highlands & Loch Lomond

(when your girl has a drinking problem but you love her anyway) NEVER RIDE PAST A FUEL STOP AS THERE AINT MANY WITHIN MOTORBIKE TANK RANGE UP THIS WAY

Run down following the west coast

Girvan Harbour

Ayr Beach


This winter however the list of jobs was minor: new paddock bobbins from Oxford have been fitted which makes getting the rear wheel off the ground far easier.

Oil change with upgraded K&N oil filter, HEL lines all round, brake fluid flush with new DOT 4 & change to clear indicators rather than the bright orange. So Santa arrived with some motorbike related gifts.

one of which was an Optimate 3 battery trickle charger. No pictures of this but for those of us who have to tuck the bikes up for the winter it is an awesome bit of kit, comes with the quick connector so just fit it to the terminals and the plug sits under the pillion seat for easy charging.

the pyramid hugger has since been removed and awaiting my new chain gaurd, bolts, sump plug & gasket to be delivered to my local Kawasaki dealer.

Spot the difference Clear vs Orange

R&G bar ends

ordered an OEM replacement front brake line kit from HEL (carbon effect, chrome banjo's) however they contacted me saying they had problems with the OEM kitting fitting properly and asked if i could send my stock lines down to be used to develop an updated kit for the future. so the lines are currently with HEL and the new ones should hopefully arrive for the weekend for me to fit (pics to follow)

so anyone ordering an OEM replacement lines for J1-A1P models from HEL in the future your welcome

I also removed the tank pad & stickers the previous owner fitted. looks so much cleaner now, I will fit a new less fussy tank pad before I ride it.

with the stickers removed the paint work was looking a bit sorry for itself and being a bright color there was a noticeable difference in shade from were the stickers had been. so a mate came round and gave the bike a good machine polish to remove the color difference, some small scratches and paint swirls. then 2 coats of Meguirs finest wax.

the pictures don't do it just as its in a dull garage and it was raining outside so didn't want to take it out, however i promise to upload some when the weather clears hopefully again a beautiful backdrop of Scottish landscape but for now.

Hopefully the next update will be with the HEL lines fitted
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So that looks like my Sunday is sorted then.

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Busy day on Sunday fitting my parts to the A1P.

had a nightmare pulling off the left hand fairing as the previous owner had rounded one of the screws, so that required drilling the head off before I could begin and then once it was off the back of it and the engine was covered in dirt and grime so that had to be cleaned before I could even start the fun stuff.

so new HEL carbon brake lines front and rear fitted and new Castrol React brake fluid flushed through. best thing I've done, the feel through the lever and pedal is exceptional. The old fluid that came out, especially the rear was horrible and full of air so braking performance will be massively superior to before.

also fitted my new chain guard from Kawasaki.
new K&N oil filter fitted and a fresh sump full of Castrol Power Race, stuff that came out wasn't great and even just revving in the garage the bike sounds smoother/sweeter and more free revving.

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Well got the bike out for its first run of 2017.

favorite pic of the run
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