I have a 89 ZX-10 with 60,000 miles on it, and I recently got it for commuting to and from school (paid $1400). The previous owner didnt do much to it, he was an older black gentlemen. He claimed to have never wheelied it, and I believe him. He says he never even changed out the clutch for the 30,000 miles he had it.
The bike ISNT in good cosmetic shape, and that doesn't bother me. It makes a good first impression, and for an 18 year old in college, lets face it, hell of a lot cooler than a honda civic.
I have been learning to wheelie on this motorcycle, (I know, number 3 rod bearing can go from this, shame on me) and Im satisfied with it, but more power would be nice. It also seems to fall off in power around 8-9000 rpm.
Im going to do a valve adjustment soon (Next week I hope, any links or free instructions, I will LOVE you) and then I want to make it just a bit more responsive and maybe get more of the top end I think belongs there.
Synthetic oils, love them, hate them? Any recommendations?
Where can I get a set of individual air cleaners for this bike, how hard to install are they, and what are the pros and cons?
Exhaust, I CANT spend $500 on a 4 into 1, no way no how. My buddy ordered a set of short little glass packs for his GPZ, would I get any increase in performance by using these? I know some welders, (And Im trying to learn) are there any better ways to get the same effect?
Jet kits, I have heard bad things about jet kits. Also, "Kit" sounds expensive. Any reason I shouldn't just by the individual jets, then run the bike at full throttle, pull a plug and see if I need to go up or down?
Frame Sliders, I cant find any. Any one got some suggestions? The bike isnt pretty, but I would still like to save the plastic that's left, and more important, keep the tank and cylinders off the ground.
I have heard of swapping the entire head, valves, and carbs of a ZX-11, someday that would be nice, but for now thats a bit out of the price range.
Please, dont cut me down for not knowing what I am talking about. I tried to research this stuff, but information (And parts) for this old thing is scarce, and I really want to learn more about building up a sport bike. I dont pretend to know much, but this is what makes sence to me.