Originally posted by JYG ZX6R
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??
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.
Replace Oil filter and add new oil.
Service / clean air filter.
Lube & adjust chain.
Replace spark plugs,
check / adjust brake pads,
bleed brakes replace brake oil,
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......