155mph 2007 zzr600
I dont want to jump all over you, but it needs to be said. You CANNOT run without water. This bike is not air-cooled. You will ruin your engine. 100%. I had a coolant leak on the expressway, tried to run around and make it home. The engine began to overheat and buck. I immediately pulled over and trailered it the rest of the way. Luckily, it still runs. And I was on the expressway, so air didnt cool anything.
Again, I know people like to jump down other people's throats on forums. Just for anyone else reading this, it needed to be said.
Darkside 2009 900 Custom 'Candy Burnt Orange'
Ok so my 1994 zx600c isn't starting, and i KNOW it's a carb problem. I've heard the factory airbox is like absolutely nessacary for these bikes. My bike doesn't have any air filters at all on it right now, i was going to get some pod filters for it when i got the money, and the bike didn't have the air box when i bought it. does anyone run there bike without the air box on it? and can anyone give me some advice on what to do and how to do it?
If you dont have an air-filter, that is why your bike isnt starting.
I have heard of people running our bikes with the pod-filters. I have heard from more than one person that it is tricky to get them running right. Get it to idle good and it will be messed up at throttle. Get it to throttle good, and it will be messed up idling.
The only way I have heard people make it work it to get new jets for the carb that allow more fuel flow. If I was you, I would try to find a factory airbox on ebay. They cant be expensive.
Can you help me out? Can you measure your fuel hose (from petcock to carbs) and tell me the inside and outside diameters?
With the pod or K&N filters and a good full exhaust with 4 into 1 header then you will need a stage 3 kit, but if you are keeping your 4 into 2 exhaust then you probably need a stage 2 kit. The Factory Pro kit comes with enough jets, needles, clips, idle mixture screw settings and etc to get you there, the Dyna jet kit comes with enough to get you close, but in my opinion not enough main jet to actually get you where you need to be...
Both companies offer excellent support and on certain bikes the Dyna Jet kit has enough to get you where you need to be. For certain bikes the Factory Pro kit includes more main jets...
There is always a debate about who is the better company so you would want to go with whichever company your tuner prefers more.
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I finally got tired of not having time to work on this thing. So I put what was left of a bottle of sea foam in the tank and topped it off with gas and took it out for a spin. Its not perfect yet but it rides better and better every time I take it out. Maybe one day when I'm not so damn busy I will have time to clean out the gas tank and the carb bowls one more time and really get it running right.
Anyways, what I really came here to do was to ask a question or three. So first off, What tires are you guys running? I was thinking the bridgestone battleaxe or the pirelli sport demon. Also who here has replaced their clutch? What did you get and did you like it? And finally, what size gears are you using? Since I ride mostly highway, to and from work, I was thinking about going a couple teeth smaller on the rear sprocket. Its a little annoying to be rolling 60mph at 5000rpm for half an hour at a time...but only a little.
-i've replaced the clutch with a kevlar-based one I bought on ebay. It works good. I didnt notice much of a difference when i replaced it though. I guess it might be a little smoother. also replaced the clutch cable. I think that helped my situation more. The old one had some tears in the sheath that you couldnt see until you took off the cable.
-i run stock gears. cant help you there
Thanks for the info. By the way good job on your website and you bike. I will probably be using most, if not all, of those tricks to do mine up once I get around to it. Although I don't know if I will be able to find nice side panels.
Thanks. Websites are a cool way to put it out there. Its pretty basic but I enjoyed doing it. It was really a practice exercise for me to use photoshop.
Do you have broken side panels now or are you missing them altogether?
What I meant by side panels were the ones where your knees are when your on the bike. Most of the tabs that hold them on are gone. All except my tail fairing are in pretty good shape, though. I was able to find a complete tail but all of the tabs are broken. I will be making some brackets out of some aluminum I have laying around and bolting the whole thing on...eventually. Right now my tail light is tied to the rear seat with string, but at least its not angled funny. How much of a pain was the fiberglass for your turn signal shave? I have never messed with it before.
It was probably the easiest bodywork I've ever done. I have done quite a bit of bondoing/fiberglassing though, so it definitely wasnt my first experience.
Its very simple. All you do is fill the cavity with bondo and lay a flat piece of fiberglass over the top (woven sheet, not the fluffy-type fiberglass). Then go over that with bondo just like you would mud drywall. you need to go out far enough to feather the bondo and it wont look like a bulge.
If you can watch some videos online, that might help, but just make sure you follow the directions for mixing the hardener. And let it dry good between steps. If you do that, you will be fine.
So I did the fender delete and it looks pretty damn good, however, now I have managed to break both of the little nubs that fit into the subframe. Oh well back to the drawing board. On a positive note though my bike is running great right now. Although, does everyone else's bikes' temp gauge bounce around alot? At traffic lights it jumps up to a little over half way up and then less than a mile later it drops back down to the tick mark just above cold.
Ok so I have a kinda big problem. I just realized that that weird feeling i get under hard braking with the rear brake is actually my axle shifting and not the rear tire getting close to locking up like I thought it was. I hadn't given it much thought when I got the bike, but the castle nut sits way below where the cotter pin hole is. It looks like the nut is bottomed out on the bolt. Can I just go the the hardware store and get some big washers to fill the space or is there something else going on here?
I kinda figured it would be something like that. Thanks a bunch.
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You were almost right, blaneym. The wheel bearings were in decent shape, however, the sprocket carrier bearing was pretty much annihilated. The reason? Whoever did the wheel bearings last did me the favor of losing the spacer that goes between the carrier and wheel bearings. But now that I have the wheel off, I got some new bearings ordered along with a spacer, I can clean the hell out of what should be silver wheels. Thanks for the heads up about the knee panels. I will have a look at them.
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