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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dave's 01ZX6R - "BumbleBee"

Wanted to add to the awesomeness of the other bikes here
A little back story
I rode a 99 Ninja250 for about 2-3 years sold it before my deployment. When I got back I wanted a motorcycle so bad I had to buy one. Found a 2001 ZX6R from a squid who treated her badly. He put blue lights on her and tried to wheelie the bike and failed.......TWICE. So initially both side fairings were effed up. I bought it for $2000 in January with 30,000 miles she is now at 35,000+. I had an accident with her, a woman in an SUV pulled out in front of me and slammed on her brakes for a funeral coming out, and I stoppied the bike and it fell on the sides....she gt me new fairings but I also cracked my elbow in 3 places . Enough of that lets get to the bike

I have a ton more pictures on my site I don't want to flood the thread
http://davidreaper-99.wix.com/01zx6r#!home/mainPage
Mods
Pilot Power 2CTs currently
Yoshimura RS-3 Carbon Fiber Slip on
Upgraded to a 08 ZX6R rear shock and dong bone, as well as a shim to increase the rebound
new engine @ 41K miles engine bought with 3.5Kmiles
06 ZX6R Swingarm swap
520 Gold EK Chain
Vortex Steel Sprockets -1/+2, other sprocket sets for different tracks
Gaulfer Steel Braided Brake Lines
Nissin 2 pot callipers waiting to be installed


Cosmetic
Flush Mounted front and rear turn signals
ZXR Bar Ends, gas cap, and MC cap
Black/Yellow Pro-Grip Gel grips
Xenon H4 8K HID Blue Bulbs Dual ​Shorty black/gold levers
Had a buddy make my Ninja and ZX6R Decals for me
Acrylic dark tinted headlight covers
Dark DB windscreen from zero gravity
smoked integrated tail light
reupholstered seat
all engine covers painted with a rubber liner

The Future
Solo Cowl
Hotbodies Undertail Kit
Scottoiler


Now for some pics
The day I brought her home

BEFORE IMAGES


The Bike Now








Like I said more pics on the site, Thanks for stopping by


If you fall, stop check yourself, check the bike, and get back on
When life throws me curves, I drag knees
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 AM
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Wanted to add to the awesomeness of the other bikes here
A little back story
I rodea 99 Ninja250 for about 2-3 years sold it before my deployment. When I got back I wanted a motorcycle so bad I had to buy one. Found a 2001 ZX6R from a squid who treated her badly. He put blue lights on her and tried to wheelie the bike and failed.......TWICE. So initially both side fairings were effed up. I bought it for $2000 in January with 30,000 miles she is now at 35,000+. I had an accident with her, a woman in an SUV pulled out in front of me and slammed on her brakes for a funeral coming out, and I stoppied the bike and it fell on the sides....she gt me new fairings but I also cracked my elbow in 3 places . Enough of that lets get to the bike

I have a ton more pictures on my site I don't want to flood the thread
http://davidreaper-99.wix.com/01zx6r#!home/mainPage
Mods
Pilot Power 2CTs currently
Yoshimura RS-3 Carbon Fiber Slip on
Upgraded to a 08 ZX6R rear shock and dong bone, as well as a shim to increase the rebound
Jetted Carbs
K&N Oil Filter
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
Motul 3000
Red Line 10W40 Suspension Fluid
Water Wetter
520 Gold EK Chain
Vortex Steel Sprockets -1/+2, other sprocket sets for different tracks
Gaulfer Steel Braided Brake Lines


Cosmetic
Flush Mounted front and rear turn signals
ZXR Bar Ends
Black/Yellow Pro-Grip Gel grips
Xenon H4 8K HID Blue Bulbs Dual ​Shorty black/gold levers
Had a buddy make my Ninja and ZX6R Decals for me

The Future
06 ZX6R swing arm
Solo Cowl
Hotbodies Undertail Kit
Scottoiler
Blacked windscreen, Black lens covers, smoked tail light my July projects
Possibly Nissin 2 Pot Calipers haven't decided yet
Just a few questions and comments. What is 10W40 suspension fluid? You're not putting motor oil in your forks are you? Your stock forks take 10W fork oil.

And what's this about a shim to increase rebound? The 07/08 ZX6R shock is a great shock by itself, so I'm curious as to what the point is on this modification.

Lastly a K&N filter isn't a mod, it's actually an inferior oil filter that's really only good for racing since it has the nut on the end for safety wire and it gets changed more regularly than it would on a street bike. There's a lot of discussion on this here.

Personally I wouldn't put headlight covers on any motorcycle...or well any vehicle for that matter, but especially not a motorcycle. 1) it's kind of squiddish, and 2) you need all the visibility you can get . Just my two cents on that.

Still in the military? I did 8 years of that shit. Glad it's over, but I do have a lot of fond memories and saw a good bit of the world (well a good bit of what's worth seeing).

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Just a few questions and comments. What is 10W40 suspension fluid? You're not putting motor oil in your forks are you? Your stock forks take 10W fork oil.

And what's this about a shim to increase rebound? The 07/08 ZX6R shock is a great shock by itself, so I'm curious as to what the point is on this modification.

Lastly a K&N filter isn't a mod, it's actually an inferior oil filter that's really only good for racing since it has the nut on the end for safety wire and it gets changed more regularly than it would on a street bike. There's a lot of discussion on this here.

Personally I wouldn't put headlight covers on any motorcycle...or well any vehicle for that matter, but especially not a motorcycle. 1) it's kind of squiddish, and 2) you need all the visibility you can get . Just my two cents on that.

Still in the military? I did 8 years of that shit. Glad it's over, but I do have a lot of fond memories and saw a good bit of the world (well a good bit of what's worth seeing).
I meant 10W, its the red bottle medium weight xD

The K&N oil filter, mine is safety wired on the bike for track days instead of mod should be add-on

The headlight covers block 80% of the light only used in the daytime and trackdays if riding at night you can just pop them off, a tad bit easier than having to tape them up and pull them off, I've got them on the R1 fairly useful.

Yeah still in the military I've got 5 more years Nat Guard, once finished with school I want to go back active and work on my Warrant officer pack.

Now that shim, a friend on ZX6R.com he is also on hereManess1220 told me about the shim that he did. He also has a tad bit longer dog bones made for him. Well this summer at the dragon he gave it to me and told me to put it on. I've got it on the bike but since my collar bone is broken I haven't had the chance to try it out yet. You simply stick the shim above the shock bracket.




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When life throws me curves, I drag knees
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Yes I know Michael, he's good people. That shim just raises the ass end of the bike up since the newer shocks are shorter than the old J shock. Shorter dog bones will do the same trick but shimming the shock can be more precise to get it just right. Doesn't change how the damping works.

Headlight covers are legal on the track? I figured they wouldn't be since you could crash and they'll pop off. Headlights on during the day does help with visibility, so I wouldn't compromise them. Your bike though, so whatever's clever. Drivers here in Va are fucking all over the place, so I need all I can get.

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Yes I know Michael, he's good people. That shim just raises the ass end of the bike up since the newer shocks are shorter than the old J shock. Shorter dog bones will do the same trick but shimming the shock can be more precise to get it just right. Doesn't change how the damping works.

Headlight covers are legal on the track? I figured they wouldn't be since you could crash and they'll pop off. Headlights on during the day does help with visibility, so I wouldn't compromise them. Your bike though, so whatever's clever. Drivers here in Va are fucking all over the place, so I need all I can get.
Funny thing that pic of me and the black ZZR600 is Michael at the dragon
Depends on the track when we go to Barber we still have to use tape but at little Tally they ok it as long as it is secured by a bolt, screw, safety wire etc...


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Funny thing that pic of me and the black ZZR600 is Michael at the dragon
thought that bike looked familiar.

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That shim is really just a washer but much thicker. When I did mine it brought this forum to its knees.

On a second note, you're on your way to wasting shed loads on mods because your current setup isn't exactly "modded". Sell the bike for newer and you get all the mods that work perfectly out of the box.

Just a snippet of things to come:

1. Fork upgrade - PITA - custom fab. ~$400 used
2. Swingarm - easy - $150 used
3. New wheels + rotors - easy - $400 used
4. Custom jetting and tune - PITA = $$$ time is money
5. R6/R1 mater cylinder + Nissin 4 pots - $300
and so on...

^^ now that's a modded bike. And if you aren't broke yet, please paint the bike to something decent. Bumble-bee yellow/black is a total girly color.
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That shim is really just a washer but much thicker. When I did mine it brought this forum to its knees.

On a second note, you're on your way to wasting shed loads on mods because your current setup isn't exactly "modded". Sell the bike for newer and you get all the mods that work perfectly out of the box.

Just a snippet of things to come:

1. Fork upgrade - PITA - custom fab. ~$400 used
2. Swingarm - easy - $150 used
3. New wheels + rotors - easy - $400 used
4. Custom jetting and tune - PITA = $$$ time is money
5. R6/R1 mater cylinder + Nissin 4 pots - $300
and so on...

^^ now that's a modded bike. And if you aren't broke yet, please paint the bike to something decent. Bumble-bee yellow/black is a total girly color.
This is just my commuter/street/out of town riding bike
I'm just getting the bike to what I want, I have a track bike to all out on.


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Well, there's nothing street-like about a zzr. It's a SS bike, despite the taller handle-bars. I'm sure adding a much stiffer rear shock wouldn't help either.
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