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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-14-2005, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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250cc to a 600cc

I plan to upgrade my 2003 kawasaki ex250 to an R6 or another 600cc sportbike, What changes besides boost of power should I be aware of?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 02:06 PM
 
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That the bike will be rather unforgiving in handeling. You cannot flick the 600cc peaky engine bike around like the 250. Still a bit of practice as you sensible work put your hrs on the bike & that will be basically it.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 02:15 PM
 
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Better, smoother, faster. Takes no prisoners. You'll love it.

R6's have a very paculiar clutch. from the bar, the first 80% of movement do nothing. The next 20% do everything. Makes it very easy to stall the engine. Just be carefull at first, everything is real touchy.




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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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On the clutch friction zone, is there a way to make it 66 percent nothing to 33 percent movement? I had a clutch lever replaced on my ex and the guy made the friction zone "wider"
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 05:28 AM
 
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Possibly. I think you'll get used to it quickly enough.



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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 12:44 PM
 
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Bikes are all a bit different in the clutch control lever. Do not sweat over it for you will adapt to what is on your bike immediately. With three sportbikes they are all a bit different yet I ride them, like one at a time, once or twice a week.

As owner of a m/c shop & also the mechanic I was handeling customers strange set-up to even foot clutch & hand gear change systems along with different foot shift & hand shift patterns, so really not much of a problem as it is a part of m/cing & always makes things more interesting.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 04:54 PM
 
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Just curious, but how many miles did you put on the 250??
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-16-2005, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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1500, I ran without any oil and the engine overheated. hopefully kawasaki warranties that shit if not i'm fucked.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 05:22 AM
 
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I dont think they do.



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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 07:46 AM
 
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running the bike out of oil is considered operator error, not manufacture defect. Good luck w/that. The shop that will warantee it must keep the parts removed for a period of years for any type's of inspections by the franchise. Also they must fill out a warantee claim that completely details the problem. The dealer will not warantee it if they feel the franchise will deny the claim cause they won't get paid.

By overheat do you mean seized up?
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