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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I need to take my ZX6R for its 36,000Km Major service, for a full valve check and clean.

Does anyone have a point by point list of a major service schedule that they've had done recently?

I've put together my own list, does it sound about right? have i missed anything??

Replace Oil filter and add new oil.
Balance Carbs / adjust mixtures
check and clean valve clearances and valves, - Kawasaki ZX6R 36,000Km
check / adjust fuel lines
replace spark plugs,
service / clean air filter,
lubricate cables,
check / adjust brake pads,
bleed brakes replace brake oil,
check / adjust tyre pressures,
check / adjust wheel bearings & steering head bearings,
check fork seals,
check / adjust swingarm for movement,
syncronise carbs,
grease lever pivots,
check / adjust engine mounts,
check /adjust all minor & major fasteners,
check all lights,
lube & adjust chain,
service battery check electrolyte levels,
check cooling system - change coolant
Check / adjust suspension sytem

cool, thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 12:35 AM
 
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Re: Major Serice Schedule - Kawasaki ZX6R

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Originally posted by JYG ZX6R
Hi,

I need to take my ZX6R for its 36,000Km Major service, for a full valve check and clean.

Does anyone have a point by point list of a major service schedule that they've had done recently?

I've put together my own list, does it sound about right? have i missed anything??




cool, thanks.
That's a pretty extensive maintenance schedule you've got there. If you were to actually get a dealer to do all this, you'd have an enormous bill.

Now if you're not wealthy you may want to consider the following. I grouped these jobs into 3 categories -

1) Even someone who is not
mechanically inclined can do easily.

2) Someone with a little mechanical knowledge, the right tools, and a manual can do.

3) Let the shop do it.

1) check / adjust fuel lines - Nothing to do here but examine them. If they show any signs of age such as bulging or fraying, replace.

lubricate cables, check fork seals, check / adjust wheel bearings & steering head bearings - Have them lube steering head bearings, and suspension bearings, unless you have a grease gun

Check / adjust swingarm for movement - other than lube, forget about it.

grease lever pivots.

Check / adjust engine mounts,
check /adjust all minor & major fasteners - They can check these, but the majority of them that don't come into contact with the plastic bodywork are secured with loctite, and the act of tightening them will break the loctite seal, and allow them to vibrate out somewhere down the road. If they aren't loose, let them be..

Check all lights.

Check / adjust tyre pressures.

Service battery check electrolyte levels - Battery is maintenance-free - just make sure cables are tight.

Check / adjust suspension system
Not much to check here, outside of lubing the bearings. Easy if you have a grease gun.

2)
Replace Oil filter and add new oil.

Service / clean air filter.

Lube & adjust chain.

3)
Replace spark plugs,
check / adjust brake pads,
bleed brakes replace brake oil,
Syncronise carbs,
check cooling system - change coolant
Balance Carbs / adjust mixtures
check and clean valve clearances and valves, - Kawasaki ZX6R 36,000Km

As you can tell by my extensive response, I don't have the use of my bike right now, and really don't know what to do with myself......


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Re: Major Serice Schedule - Kawasaki ZX6R

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Originally posted by JYG ZX6R
Hi,

I need to take my ZX6R for its 36,000Km Major service, for a full valve check and clean.

Does anyone have a point by point list of a major service schedule that they've had done recently?

I've put together my own list, does it sound about right? have i missed anything??

Replace Oil filter and add new oil.
Balance Carbs / adjust mixtures
check and clean valve clearances and valves, - Kawasaki ZX6R 36,000Km
check / adjust fuel lines
replace spark plugs,
service / clean air filter,
lubricate cables,
check / adjust brake pads,
bleed brakes replace brake oil,
check / adjust tyre pressures,
check / adjust wheel bearings & steering head bearings,
check fork seals,
check / adjust swingarm for movement,
syncronise carbs,
grease lever pivots,
check / adjust engine mounts,
check /adjust all minor & major fasteners,
check all lights,
lube & adjust chain,
service battery check electrolyte levels,
check cooling system - change coolant
Check / adjust suspension sytem

cool, thanks.
Man, that is one hot ZX-6R! I love the Kiwi racing green and polished aluminum frame. It's a shame all of the frames and engines are now painted black. I prefer the polished alloy look, but that's just me.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yo thanks,

I'm also thinking of getting an 'Ignition advancer' installed on my bike as well, suposedly it ups your horsepower in the lows and mids, which most 600cc lack in.

Has anyone had one installed? Again i've been told its quite cheap, takes 15 mins to install and is probably the cheapest way of uping power output.

Any thoughts?

cheers
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 08:33 PM
 
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On some engines they help - on others they don't do anything. I've never heard of them hurting performance. Won't hurt to give it a try.......
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