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post #1 of 27 Old 04-15-2017, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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New zx6r owner with some questions.

Just bought a 2007 zx6 red has aftermarket fairings, apparently owner before p.o. painted the stock fairings got a ton of old parts with it 22000 for 3600.

Previously owned 2011 Ninja 650r with many modifications, realized once I started looking at suspension and brake upgrades I should just sell it and buy a proper supersport.

Before the 650r I had a 99 ex500, 1980 Suzuki Gn400, and a 1978 Honda CX500. Now back to the 6r, it makes quite a bit of valve train noise I backed out the automatic cam chain tensioner, that made it considerably quieter but there is still a ticking/ buzzing on top of the typical kawi injector tick. Can't for the life of me find it will upload a video soon. Reccomemdation on front turn signals and mirrors? This bike has none to speak of thinking about bar ends but haven't seen any zx6rs with bar ends before (worked at a dealership for 4 years) or any other models that have better ones I always liked the 2011+ zx10r mirrors but I think they would be too heavy for the fairing supports.

Also can someone show me where the fuel pump relay and fuse box goes its just chilling in the right mid fairing at the moment. Voodoo slip on and integrated tail looks and sounds but kind of quiet thinking about full system and pc, thoughts?


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post #3 of 27 Old 04-15-2017, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Also I live in central New York around Utica/ Syracuse area

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post #4 of 27 Old 04-16-2017, 10:26 AM
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whats up skidoo, welcome! I just joined as well, left my ninja 650 for a 2014 zx6! Couldnt be happier. Im also in New York, living in Buffalo. Hopefully ill make it to NYST this summer, have u been?
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post #5 of 27 Old 04-16-2017, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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No I haven't been would love to at some point though

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My personal 2 cents:

If this is a road machine (which your mention of changing the mirrors would indicate), it's not worth fitting a full exhaust system.

Will it make more power? Sure, but it's where that power sits. A machine with an OEM or a slip-on will have X amount of midrange and Y amount of top end. The reason a full system will make the bike increase the Y amount is because X will suffer. It's shifting the power band further up the rev range. In racing, that's what's desirable. On the road, it can get really irritating. The only real benefits from a full exhaust system on a road machine are brag factor and weight savings.

Know what they call a road rider who spends their life always in the top 4000 RPM?

A pedestrian.

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If adjusting your cct helped quiet the noise you're hearing, then that's where your problem is. Probably needs pulled out a bit more, but I'd suggest riding it a few hundred miles at higher rpms first. Sometimes they take a bit to completely fix the noise after adjustment.
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post #8 of 27 Old 04-17-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Haha I just hate the look of the stock cat but so far I'm very happy with the power I haven't spent a lot of time above 10k yet

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[...] Reccomemdation on front turn signals and mirrors? This bike has none to speak of thinking about bar ends but haven't seen any zx6rs with bar ends before (worked at a dealership for 4 years) or any other models that have better ones I always liked the 2011+ zx10r mirrors but I think they would be too heavy for the fairing supports. [...]
As far as bar end mirrors, they've become a firm preference for me. They're one of the few mirrors that seem to give a view of something other than my elbows.

With that said, some people really don't like them, as more head movement is required to see. It might be worth either getting a very cheap pair to try, or see if you can borrow a set from someone. Mine were dirt cheap Amazon items, and work perfectly for what I need.

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Agreed, for a street bike, full exhaust and Power Commander install and tune is essentially wasted money. Looks good when comparing paper to your buddies, but it's not a change you can really use. A riding course costs less and would make you faster and safer.
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Haha I agree completely by the way when I was looking it over today after flushing the coolant and changing the oil I noticed the bracket for the bottom of the fan was broken and wearing through the fins any known fix for this short of buying a rad?

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Has it actually worn through the fins? If it's eating into the rad, how far has it gone?

If it's not too far gone, it may be possible to have it repaired, but it's something for which I'd recommend an expert inspect. Suddenly losing all your coolant and your engine seizing isn't something I'd care to risk.
If the engine doesn't seize, you're still looking at a lot of very slippery hot coolant covering your tyres. Even if the rad is good, you'd probably still be wise to replace the fan.

Depending on assessment, it may work out cheaper to replace the rad and fan. 2nd hand parts aren't drastically expensive.

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It hasn't worn through the fins yet I believe we can make a new tab for it to bolt to and safety wire it in place you can see where it has been rubbing against it next time I'm at my parents house I will take a picture of it but I believe that was the ticking noise I was hearing because it only started ticking/ buzzing after around 220 degrees when the fan kicks on also the chain is quite worn and the p.o. left damn near every fairing bolt loose

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A new chain and sprockets is a sound investment (does help to be able to actually move forward).

If they've given you a load of parts with it, and all the fairing bolts are loose, it wouldn't hurt to check and make sure they haven't left something more vital loose too. I think you've possibly found a bargain buy, but from someone who hasn't got the first clue what they're really doing (which makes it a worrisome ride).

That said, it doesn't sound like something a torque wrench and an afternoon wouldn't make good.
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