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Hey again.

How different are the '01 and '02 models? If I wanted to canabilise an '01 for parts (especially fairings - see my previous post ;), am I going to be stuck?

If I order something like a front guard or rear hugger for an '01 model, will it not fit the '02?

Am I stuck with a 'boutique' model that is not forwards or backwards compatibile with any other ZX6R ??

The response I got from one custom fibreglass shop in Australia was that they were 'sick of Kawasaki changing the fairing design' and just stopped making moulds for them, because they had to maintain more moulds for Kwakas than any other brand.

Thoughts?

Rgz,

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The side Fairings on thr 6R are the same from 98-02 I believe.
The front(nose) section is same from 00 to 02
The tail is the same for 00 to 02
The front hugger/fender should be the same 00 to 02

Only differences will be paint colour.
The only differences from 00 to 02 are mechanical, and even that is not a lot.



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Originally posted by CdnNinjaZX6R


Only differences will be paint colour.
The only differences from 00 to 02 are mechanical, and even that is not a lot.
I can think of one difference - those annoying bars which help support the top fairing on the '01 model are missing from the '02 model! Hence my thoughts that other things must have changed also ...

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Are you talking about the fairing stays for the mirrors and upper fairing bracket? Those are also on my '02 model...correct me if I'm wrong.

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Originally posted by teamgreen6r

Are you talking about the fairing stays for the mirrors and upper fairing bracket? Those are also on my '02 model...correct me if I'm wrong.
http://motorcyclephilippines.com/gallery/Originals/kawi-zx6r.jpg

See the little black bars that arch out of the top of the fairing and connect just in front of the fuel tank? Those aren't on my '02. Which is just as well too, because they're rather ugly protrusions.


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hagus:
'02 US model 6R's still had those upper fairing brackets.
There's a number of us that would like to replace ours with what you have. Can you get a pic of your model without the fairing stay?
Thanks...

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Originally posted by diirk

hagus:
'02 US model 6R's still had those upper fairing brackets.
There's a number of us that would like to replace ours with what you have. Can you get a pic of your model without the fairing stay?
Thanks...
Here you go: http://www.hagus.net/photos/bikes/

Those fairing brackets suck! Thank god they're not on this version. FYI, the '636' was new for '02 in .au, and in '03 we now have the R6 clone with upside down forks etc.

Did I mention that it's a '636'? I didn't think there was any ZX6R that *wasn't* a 636 in '02. That seems to be the case here.

Rgz,


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R6 Clone? You're crazy man! The 03 6R is nothing like the R6, or anything else. It has the most new technology on it of any of the 600's. It does not even look anything like the r6!

As for the 636cc in 02, Eurpoe got the 636cc, North America (Canada/US) got the 599cc 6R. This was to keep them inline with racing regulations for 600cc racing. the 636 is illegal in most 600 class leagues.

Can you get a closer picture of the whole gauge/winscreen area, the second pic is OK but you can't see how it is setup very well.


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Originally posted by CdnNinjaZX6R

R6 Clone? You're crazy man! The 03 6R is nothing like the R6, or anything else. It has the most new technology on it of any of the 600's. It does not even look anything like the r6!
It's a racing bike in a street legal package, aggressively styled. In that sense it's barking up the R6 tree - whether it's better or worse is another matter. The prior ZX6Rs would be classified (in my book) as more rider focused rather than track focused.

As for the close up picture, when I get home and have access to the digicam I'll put one up!

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hagus:
I wonder if those brackets would work on my bike.
Any info pics you can provide would be great.
Does the Aussie (is it alright to say Aussie?) Kawi page have parts diagrams and part numbers?

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Hagus

The J1 and J2 models (as known in the UK) have identical fairings, seats, fuel tank, rear fairings, mudguards [fenders]. The only difference is the decals. The J1 is the first model with 'Fox Eye' or twin headlights. The J2 is the last 600 model before the 636 was introduced. The 636 model did away with the fairing (or 'H') bracket.

Mechanical differences between the J1 and J2 are almost non-existant. However, the 636 engine and internals, in the most part, are NOT compatible with earlier versions. Add-ons like end cans etc. are compatible across all three versions, and in some cases, with earlier models and some ZX9Rs.

Probably the quickest way to tell a J1 or J2 (apart from different colour schemes) is to look at the top of the rear shock. If there's a nut between the mounting bracket and the top of the shock, it's a J1. If it's a spacer, it's a later J2. The J1s had adjustable ride height. (Mind you, I have a J2, and that has adjustable ride height! Prolly a tea-break model...) BTW it's easy to convert the J2 to adjustable ride height with a £1.67 nut.

However, thinking about it, I suspect different model numbers are attached to different Countries....

I'll get me coat.

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Hey there,

I've ended up gluing the baby back together with the help of a friend. But all this info on parts compatibility will be useful for when I have the cash and inclination to do a proper replacement job.

Turns out a lot of the scratches buff off - the biggest problem was the top fairing being cracked because the fairing support bar on the right hand side was bent in the accident. This cracked the fairing itself, and actually damaged some of the moulded plastic bits on the inside of the fairing that various bits screwed onto (headlight unit for instance).

I literally used superglue to join the fairing together again and restick the plastic brackets back on. Here's hoping they hold out. The fairing support bar will never be the same again, but it has been bent back to the point where the fairing can sit comfortably on the bike rather than under tension.

Thanks for everyone's tips and suggestions!

Rgz,

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