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post #1 of 13 Old 10-10-2016, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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My name is Chaz. I'm from New York, now living in Nashville, TN. and I just bought a 2013 636, Non-ABS.

I spent the last 2 seasons riding a 2012 Honda CBR 600RR both street and track, and I've come to find, it's just not the bike for me.

Here's some photos of said bike:







I bought the bike being new to sport bikes, and not having a lot of knowledge between the different brands. Essentially it came down to I thought it was pretty, so I bought it. But after getting comfortable riding it, and spending more time on it in the mountains, and on the track it just wasn't the bike for me. I spent a lot of money on things I shouldn't have, or didnt need that could have been spent on things to bring the bike more to my liking, but hindsight is 20/20.

Near the end of the season, a buddy let me ride his 2012 ZX6R, pictured here:



Needless to say, after riding it for 10 minutes, I blasted my favorite mountain road faster than I ever had on my Honda, and felt very comfortable.

So the Honda was parted out, and sold a few days before I moved to Nashville, TN. and after being down here for a few weeks, I found it's replacement.



I bought it from Cool Springs PowerSports. It was a one owner bike. I bought it with 236 miles on it, and completely stock. The previous owner bought it brand new, was scared of it, and it sat in his garage. There was quite a bit of dust on it when I went to look at it at the dealer. It deff looked like it had been sitting for awhile. But I got to take it home that day, and enjoy some riding on it.

I was told to keep it under 8k RPM's until the 600 Mile mark, then perform an oil change, and slowly start bringing it through the rev range. The dealer said that they changed the oil when the bike was brought in, but I'll still change it again at the 600 mile mark.

So far I'm loving every minute of riding it. A lot more than my Honda. And this time around I have a better plan for money expenditures for this bike.
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Day 1!

Can't go a single day without making some kind of change right?

On the ride home, I noticed a lot of play in the throttle. I dont know if they come from the factory like that, but I tightened it up a lot, much smooth starts now.

I also Removed the reflector from the front fender. Much cleaner. The back end will get the usual treatment in due time. For now I'm just enjoying riding as much as I can out here.

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GP Shift

One thing that I love about this bike is the ability to switch to GP Shift. Over the last two seasons I got to ride some bikes that had GP shift, and I did like it and wanted to ride it more especially on track. However my Honda was unable to convert to GP shift without rear sets, which were on the list, but never were purchased before selling.

After the first ride, I said it's time to make it happen =)

I took some photos, in the event anyone else wants to convert their bike and try it out.

Step One: Locate your Shift Linkage. and Identify the bolt that's holding the shift rod on to the trans.



Step Two: With a 10mm wrench, loosen the bolt till you can pull it all the way out.



Step Three: Flip the linkage over. You'll notice the little grooves, this is where the adjustibility comes into play. Try and mimic the angle it was at previously. finger tight the bolt on the linkage, and take the bike around the parking lot, or up the road and make sure you can easily engage each gear. If not, you'll need to adjust either way so that there's no issues. I recommend doing the adjustments wearing whatever you usually wear when you ride. For me it's my boots, which are obviously a little more bulkier than sneakers, so that might play into affect for you.



Then just snug up that bolt, and go enjoy mashing down those gears =)
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-10-2016, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Photos from Natchez Trace

Made a friend, and took a ride on a famously fun road "Natchez Trace Parkway"









loving this bike!
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Welcome. The very first you should get is the service manual over any component.

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Congrats on the bike purchase! Looking good
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Welcome! Great looking bike! But that fender needs to go! Haha just kidding, its your bike, make it however you want.
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One thing that I love about this bike is the ability to switch to GP Shift. Over the last two seasons I got to ride some bikes that had GP shift, and I did like it and wanted to ride it more especially on track. However my Honda was unable to convert to GP shift without rear sets, which were on the list, but never were purchased before selling.

After the first ride, I said it's time to make it happen =)

I took some photos, in the event anyone else wants to convert their bike and try it out.

Step One: Locate your Shift Linkage. and Identify the bolt that's holding the shift rod on to the trans.



Step Two: With a 10mm wrench, loosen the bolt till you can pull it all the way out.



Step Three: Flip the linkage over. You'll notice the little grooves, this is where the adjustibility comes into play. Try and mimic the angle it was at previously. finger tight the bolt on the linkage, and take the bike around the parking lot, or up the road and make sure you can easily engage each gear. If not, you'll need to adjust either way so that there's no issues. I recommend doing the adjustments wearing whatever you usually wear when you ride. For me it's my boots, which are obviously a little more bulkier than sneakers, so that might play into affect for you.



Then just snug up that bolt, and go enjoy mashing down those gears =)
Congrats!!! just got mine a few weeks ago as well.

I didn't realize it was so easy on this bike to do gp shift. Might try it just for fun lol

2013 Black ZX6R w/ABS

2011 Triumph Street Triple R (SOLD)
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Nashville reppin'! Be safe, and nice bike.
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