I picked up an 05 ZX636 last fall and I've been slowly working on it. I've gone far enough now that I though I'd make a thread to show my progress and ask some questions.
Plans for the bike include cleaned and painted motor, cleanup frame (take off tabs I don't need and fill in any holes I won't use), gloss black powdercoat frame swingarm and other various parts, white paint on tank and tail, aftermarket headlight, 09 front fender, dirt bike bars and risers, shorty levers, relocate ignition, jumper mod, and any other maintenance stuff that comes up.
Here's what the bike looked like when I brought it home. I've sold some of the parts on here and I have others I'm still trying to sell so let me know if you see something you need.
I found out those aluminum things on the passenger pegs are fender supports for a VTX 1300. Kinda weird.
After putting a few miles on the bike to check everything out I drove it into my basement and started tearing everything down.
I picked out a headlight and fit it up. I'll have to do something with the ignition so I can squeeze the gauges in behind the headlight. And I'll have to chop the ram air inlet off the frame so the headlight can fit closer to the forks.
I bought an 09 front fender because I think they look sweet. I've started fitting it up - it needs to be trimmed to clear the mounting brackets on the forks and I'll have to make some adaptor brackets. But here's how it will look - the front fender matches the headlight pretty well, both have a little bit of metallic flake in the plastic.
I think I'll leave the headlight and fender black and paint the tank and tail white. The frame, swingarm, triple clamps, and any other little brackets I take off wil be powdercoated gloss black. I'm wondering how the wheels will look with those colors, if I don't like them I might sell and try to pick up some black 09+ wheels.
Last weekend I pulled out the motor for paint. It didn't seem that dirty but it took forever to clean before I painted it with Duplicolor Engine Enamel. Now I'm not sure if I like the color so I'm thinking about scuffing up the paint and either going with an aluminum silver or black.