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New owner (zx6R9f) with some questions on modifications...

Hi guys, I'm a new owner of a ZX6r 2010 with 2300miles from new and not a single scratch on it! I previously had a Triumph Daytona 600 that was nothing but trouble... You could say my experience was that the engines were built out of chocolate!

My questions were: (if anyone knows)
.Is there a company that makes frame sliders that don't require the panels to be drilled? - I don't trust the Bridgestone tyres that are on there
.Is there a bi xenon kit available? As each headlight bulb is different
.What light aim do you guys get from your projector type lenses? My light from close the aim is acceptable, but over a distance it shines very high and i can see it shining into people's cars and probably dazzling them!
Also, what oil do you guys recommend?

I'm a bus mechanic and have done lots of work on my bikes (that have all suffered some kind of engine seizure lol), so feel free to get as technical as you can!



Thanks, Ross

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Google no cut frame sliders zx6r.

I believe sportbiketrackgear has some. They also have excellent service and prompt shipping.

Unless you have touring tires... It'll be you that failed not the tires...

If you are looking to replace just for fun, or like me feel them moving around too much (I had shitty tires) the q3 are an excellent choice.

No clue on aiming the projectors, but I'd bet that a small difference close will make a huge distance far away.

There is a user (oilman) who has a great q&a thread on oil. Can link if you like.

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Not going to answer the lighting questions because I never really looked into that, but...

-Generally, the frame sliders that require cutting are the only ones that work well enough to be worth putting on your bike at all. Yes, there are frame sliders that use alternative mounting solutions, but they don't work nearly as well, and some people would even go as far as to say they don't work at all.

-For tires it depends on how hard you ride and how much of your riding takes place on a closed course. Modern, quality sport touring tires (such as the Michelin Pilot Road 4 or Dunlop Roadsmart 2) are the best idea if your riding is 100% street because they don't require hitting and maintaining racetrack speeds to reach optimal temperature. If you really want the peace of mind that comes from having a more purpose built tire (and are willing to accept that you'll only see a fraction of the tire life out of it), then the go-to tires for most on here are the Dunlop Q3, Michelin Pilot Power 3, Bridgestone S20, and Pirelli Diablo Rosso II. If you see both street and track time and want to do it all on one set of tires, these are your go-tos. Anything beyond that is basically a purpose-built track tire that won't benefit you as much as you might think unless you're a primarily track rider.

A note regarding tires: You can't base your experiences with the Bridgestone BT16s off of the stock ones that came on it. Manufacturers generally use old stock tires they bought at a discount rate for OE. People who have replaced the ones that came as OE with same-model tires saw noticeable improvements.

-People have differing opinions on oil. Many people run Shell Rotella T6 and are happy with it (though they change oil more often) while others (such as myself) spring for full synthetic oils such as Silkolene or Motul 300V.

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Thanks guys, some really good replies there!

To elaborate on the lights, u.k spec headlights are supposed to aim down and to the left, now close up, maybe within 5feet the aim looks good, but at a distance it appears as if it's well high, like i can see it shining onto street signs etc!

And yes, it's running the standard BT016's, which have slightly slipped once or twice, but the previous owner did say the rear one is a new one (changed since the original tyre)... I had michelin pilot power 2CT's before and they we're spot on! I am however looking to take the bike to a track day next summer, so i would like some good tyres, I'll do the research on the ones you guys have mentioned, I was also looking at Pirelli supercorsa's. - weapon zero, good point on the track tyres being overkill though!

In regards to the frame sliders, I'm not too fussed if they're not all that as I only expect protection from a low speed drop and I don't mind them being weak as when strong crash bungs catch onto something like a pavement, they sometimes take the frame & engine with them!

Oh and yes, thanks, the white is a really nice colour as it's pearlescent, you can only fully appreciate it in person!

That reminds me, where can I buy a passenger seat cowling for in the same colour as the bike because I can't find one!

Thanks again, Ross
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Hi guys, I'm a new owner of a ZX6r 2010 with 2300miles from new and not a single scratch on it! I previously had a Triumph Daytona 600 that was nothing but trouble... You could say my experience was that the engines were built out of chocolate!

My questions were: (if anyone knows)
.Is there a company that makes frame sliders that don't require the panels to be drilled? - I don't trust the Bridgestone tyres that are on there
.Is there a bi xenon kit available? As each headlight bulb is different
.What light aim do you guys get from your projector type lenses? My light from close the aim is acceptable, but over a distance it shines very high and i can see it shining into people's cars and probably dazzling them!
Also, what oil do you guys recommend?

I'm a bus mechanic and have done lots of work on my bikes (that have all suffered some kind of engine seizure lol), so feel free to get as technical as you can!



Thanks, Ross
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Bi-xenon, yes. http://www.bkmoto.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=18_45&product_id=104
Aiming lights. Pull bike up to a wall. Mark an + with tape where center of headlights hit (best you can). Back bike up 25 feet. Each center of beam should be 2.0-2.5 drop below your mark. With HID projectors you go by center of cutoffs (ie. ___
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