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Old 04-11-2008, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How To Change a Battery on 05/06 ZX-6R

Someone requested a "How To" on replacing a battery in the 05/06 ZX-6R so here goes....

1) On the left plastic body panel, remove the two allen screws circled in red below and then remove the panel.



2) On the right plastic body panel, remove the single allen screw circled in red below and then remove the panel.



3) Remove the seat bolts as seen circled in red in the two pictures below, then remove the seat.





4) Remove the tank cover bolt. On a bike without a rotary style steering damper, your tank cover bolt will be where I have circled in red. If you have a damper, you will need to remove the damper and all mounting bolts.



5) Remove the tank base nut and bolt circled in red below. The nut will come right off, but you may have to jiggle the tank a bit to get the bolt to come all the way out.



6) Remove the left and right tank bolts that are running through the frame. The following two pictures have them circled in red.





7) Now you can either have a friend hold the tank up for a few minutes ... or just lift the back up with one hand while you remove the bolts circled below in the bar that runs across your battery. You do NOT need to disconnect any wires or fuel lines from your tank.



8) Now remove the two allen screws that are in your tail section pictured below.





9) Slide the bar out of the way and you can now access the battery terminals. All that you need to do from here is disconnect the negative terminal ... then the positive terminal ... then remove the battery.



10) Place the new battery in place and perform everything above in reverse order.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't believe how hard kawi made it to take out the battery....on the 675 all you do is put your key underneth the seat and take off the seat. Boom battery!
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks alot mate, really help full. My R6 was just as easy as the 675.
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So you had to take off your scotts and then put it back on?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So you had to take off your scotts and then put it back on?
Yes. Remove the two bolts holding the damper on. Then remove the three bolts from the frame bracket (2 in the frame 1 in the tank cover).
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when you replace your battery buy a battery tender and connect the pigtail to your battery.
that way during the winter or when you will not be ridering for a period of time you can keep your battery charged so you dont have to go though the hassel again. they are around 28 bucks at Kragens.

I have the other end of the pigtail covered under the plastic on the right side of the bike. one bolt to remove the plastic and expose the other end of the pigtail. takes 2 minutes to remove and replace the plastic cover.
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when you replace your battery buy a battery tender and connect the pigtail to your battery.
that way during the winter or when you will not be ridering for a period of time you can keep your battery charged so you dont have to go though the hassel again. they are around 28 bucks at Kragens.

I have the other end of the pigtail covered under the plastic on the right side of the bike. one bolt to remove the plastic and expose the other end of the pigtail. takes 2 minutes to remove and replace the plastic cover.
I already have a battery tender pigtail on mine, but it is definately a good time to put one on if you don't already have one. I actually ran my plug down next to the tank vent hoses on the left side of the bike so that I can plug it in at anytime without removing anything. It is zip tied to the other hoses and can be seen circled in Kawi green below.

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Is this the same process for a 2001?
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Is this the same process for a 2001?
Process would be the same ... but all the parts are going to come off different. The 2001 is a completely different bike.
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what brand of battery tender do u guys have? I want to get one tomorrow.
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