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post #1 of 13 Old 05-13-2017, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Cool 2017 Black ZX636R slow mods

Alright guys, so thought I'd post up a few pictures of my ZX6R i've just bought and use this as a record for the little things I want to do it. Nothing major planned but looking to do a bit of weight loss on the bike and removing the catalytic converter, maybe a quick shifter too at some point.

First impressions are i LOVE the handling. On my old aprilia mille, even though it was an R verison with ohlins and the suspension was serviced etc I just didnt have the confidence in it in the corners, never felt stable or composed enough for me. Straight away with the ZX6 it feels so smooth and clinical. I love it.

One thing that is bothering me a little bit is compared to my old mille which had a race pipe fitted never sounded 'offensive' if you get me, quite a mellow smooth sound, whereas this zx6 is asking to be thrashed, so i do but it sounds so aggressive overtaking cars and making progress down my favourite roads. I think this is something I will get used to in time but i'm sure i've gotten way more dirtier looks from people on this bike than my old v twin.

That being said, i've done 500 miles now and I really am growing to love the motor.

Anyway, enough waffling, here it is:



now, first little job was to remove the decals as i want it as black as possible it took me a while, especially with the rim tape which caused some colourful language as the sticker snapped on me a few times as i was peeling it off



Happy with the results though

Now a few things on my list to do in order of how quick I am gonna get round to them

1) Tail tidy, the rear mudguard on this thing is bloody massive and so is the plate! Will be getting a tail tidy from evotech and a slightly smaller number plate (without taking the piss)

2) Ram mount mobile phone holder (sick of having to stop to look at my phone for new routes!)

3) Lightweight shido battery

4) Blackwidow 400mm carbon endcan and link pipe - looks to be a bargain at £230!


5) Eventually I wanna decat the headers and then either go PCV or Bazzaz fi (not sure which to be honest) and get a dyno map sorted!

Will keep this thread updated with my progress

btw question for anyone. Is there any easy method to remove weight from the bike inexpensively? Link pipe, carbon muffler and lightweight battery is all i can think of!
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You can take the servo out from under the seat, and replace it with a 'servo buddy' to avoid codes popping up.

Looks like you are doing the easy things already -- when you go to the new end can, the resonator box ahead of the swing arm may be removed.... that's quite a packet of weight. That's not the same as de-catting the headers, BTW. The catalytic converters are actually mounted inside the head pipes.

Everything else that can be done removes ounces, not lbs and gets a lot more expensive for each additional ounce of lost weight.

One of our members sells titanium bolt kits..... break out your wallet. He's not ripping anyone off; but this stuff costs money.

Carbon fiber will shave some ounces as well.....

The most inexpensive way to remove weight from the bike, is to go on a diet.
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That Blackwidow exhaust is HUGE. I'm sure it sounds great and gives a decent amount of backpressure to ensure you don't lose too much low to mid power but if you want to lose some weight Leo Vince has one that is half the size.
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Beautiful bike! I have the same just a 2016 and I love it! Let me know how you get the RAM mount to work I could not get it to properly mount so i returned it.
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Beautiful bike! I have the same just a 2016 and I love it! Let me know how you get the RAM mount to work I could not get it to properly mount so i returned it.
Hey dude, haven't bought it yet but i'm going to buy a new top yoke nut, because I don't think it will locate properly in the hexagonal space lock nut that comes with the bike!

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That Blackwidow exhaust is HUGE. I'm sure it sounds great and gives a decent amount of backpressure to ensure you don't lose too much low to mid power but if you want to lose some weight Leo Vince has one that is half the size.
Yeah it is big dude... you might be right! Thats the 400mm one pictured, they do a 300mm so might opt for that instead

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Well I got around to putting on the tail tidy at least, looks a lot better imo






Bit muddy

Clocked up 1500 miles now and the rear tyre is already getting low! Thought having a 600 would make the tyres last longer so a bit sad to see its dead already
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Clocked up 1500 miles now and the rear tyre is already getting low! Thought having a 600 would make the tyres last longer so a bit sad to see its dead already [/QUOTE]

Unless you're mainly doing aggressive riding, try some Michelin Pilot Road 4's. They supposedly have good grip and great life.
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grats on the purchase.
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^^ I've been running Avon Storm 3D XM, for the past two sets of tires. Nothing but street riding.... the site says they are designed to give 15,000 miles of life, and they come very close to that. Handling is plenty good enough for what I do. Adequate feel regardless of weather; not particularly lively, but I want that looooonnnnngggg interval on changing tires. These easily last twice as long as anything else I have tried.

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Clocked up 1500 miles now and the rear tyre is already getting low! Thought having a 600 would make the tyres last longer so a bit sad to see its dead already
The OEM tires that come with the bike are not so great and I went through mine quickly as well.

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4) Blackwidow 400mm carbon endcan and link pipe - looks to be a bargain at £230!
If you're still after a good pipe that doesn't cost the earth, I can highly recommend the cans from Pipewerx.

Kawasaki Bike Exhausts, Kawasaki Z1000, Kawasaki ZX6r, Buy Online in the UK

Much lighter than stock, sound great (and not even too obnoxious with the dB killer removed), price is similar, build quality is excellent, turned around quickly, Made in the UK, they can make a custom length... There's not a disadvantage to be found.

Avon do make some decent rubber. If you want something that seems to last forever, mine came with Storm 2 Ultras. They're not ultra-sticky, but they're rock solid in all weathers. Dirt cheap too.

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