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i am trying to "group" these as best as i can. transmission related stuff, lighting related stuff, FI light stuff and so on.. but i have ADD and i make no promises on organization.

you owe anyone who's info you use either rep points, money, or alcohol and/or titties. this is saving you a shit ton of money and taking money out of my pocket as well, since this is what i do for a living.

noobs: your reps are neutral for a while so.. i'll just take money instead..

the authors of this information can not be held liable for damages due to mechanical ineptitude, incompetence, negligence, workmanship (or lack thereof), damages to property,or physical harm to yourself or others. furthermore, I am not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained herein. use at your own risk. (except my info. it's the shit. :D)

General Powertrain




How to..Understand octane
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/119384-octane-what-ok.html

How to.. Understand oil viscosities and ratings
*http://www.kawiforums.com/oil-lubrication/176520-little-help-understanding-oil-weights.html#post2424094

How to..WINTERIZE your bike
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/167801-how-winterize.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/42635-winter-storage-winterization-question-answer-thread-250s.html

How to..sync the carbs/throttle bodies
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/68740-syncronize-your-throttle-bodies.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101901-carburator-synchronization-made-kinda-simple.html

How to..adjust carbs
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/47957-universal-float-setting-any-carburetor.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zx-7r/147241-fuel-screws.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/105901-raising-needle-jets-mod.html


How to, change your spark plugs
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/151705-how-replace-spark-plug-07-08-zx6r.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/134255-how-change-spark-plugs-06-636-a.html

How to..change your oil
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2003-2004-zx-6r/100506-changing-oil.html 03-04 6R
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/29335-change-your-oil-2005-6r.html 05 6R
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/141439-07-08-oil-change-ultimate-guide-pic-intensive.html 07-08 6R
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/113982-2008-ninja-250-oil-change-procedures.html 08 250
*http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10780 250
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/100554-how-change-oil-your-ninja-250-video.html 250


How to..burp your oil filter
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/41248-burping-your-baby-after-oil-change.html

How to.. cross reference an oil filter
*http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

How to..Change/flush your coolant system
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/137893-diy-coolant-flush-refill.html#post2202148 (for 250R)

How to..bump your CCT
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/95636-how-adjust-factory-cct-636-a.html

How to..do a valve adjustment
*96-03 ZX7R valve adjustment
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zx-7r/130315-valve-adjustment.html (also for the 7R.. but everything translates to other bikes)


How to..do the Kleen air mod
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101454-07-08-zx6r-kleen-air-mod.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/120477-how-kleen-air-mod-05-06-zx6r-complete-updated.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/132704-07-08-6r-kleen-air-mod-video.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/112926-diy-removing-kleen-air-system-hoses-plugging-holes-08-250r.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/69495-remove-ca-smog-crap-pair-kleen-mod-05-06-zx6r.html

How to..replace shift forks and do trans repair
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/118245-05-06-zx6r-rr-change-out-shifting-forks.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zx-9r/162213-1999-zx9r-tranny-swap-2000-a.html

How to..install an aftermarket shift star
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/87288-factory-pro-shift-kit-05-06-zx6r.html#post2200115
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/85968-installing-factory-pro-evo-shift-star.html

How to..replace your clutch
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101897-how-replace-your-clutch-plates.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/21772-how-install-clutch-kit.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/47954-clutch-assembly-tips.html

How to.. remove your cat ( this is illegal, mind you, but its not like the exhaust police will probably get you unless you're in Nazi cali or virginia)
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/157508-dyi-cat-removal-zx6r-2007-2008-a.html

How to..Bypass your tip-over sensor
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/164792-vehicle-down-sensor-bypass-instructions.html




Driveline Maintenance

How to..make your own chain rivet tool
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/121549-diy-chain-rivet-tool.html


How to..clean/replace your chain
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/129412-clean-your-chain-fast-easy-really-clean.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/132762-how-replace-your-chain-w-pics.html

How to..remove sprockets
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/107100-front-sprocket-how-my-05-a.html
*Get your nut off!
* http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/157760-how-remove-front-sprocket.html

How to..replace wheel bearings
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/139263-get-your-bearings-right.html


Performance, tuning and modification

How to..calculate various engine numbers with advanced math
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/143690-random-engine-related-formulas.html

How to..start understanding and size a turbo system
*Basic turbo info

How to.. understand combustion so much it'll stop making sense.
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/164669-combustion-ultra-super-uber-depth.html

How to..do the jumper mod
*Jumper Mod
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2005-2006-zx-6r/147833-jumper-mod.html (different from the one above)
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/43549-wiring-mod-zx6r-zx6rr-2005-06-a.html

How to..install X-TRE
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/154376-07-08-x-tre-install-how.html

How to..find a Power Commander Map
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/153553-power-commander-map-database.html
 

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Pg.2 -"Why does......", and more how-tos

General Chassis, Body and Suspension


How to..remove the front tire and/or rear and/or axle
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/147324-how-remove-front-wheel.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/38467-remove-your-wheels-put-them-back.html#post38467
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/20788-how-remove-front-axle.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/158779-how-remove-front-wheel.html

How to..bleed your brakes/change fluid
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/128126-easy-peasy-brake-bleeding.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/121283-how-bleed-brakes.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2005-2006-zx-6r/132273-ok-i-got-vacuum-pump-brake-bleed-kit-now-how-do-i-use.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/159242-brake-bleeding-fluid-change-procedure.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/174401-brake-fluid-change-bleeding-tutorial.html#post2397387 (video)


How to..understand/set suspension
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/108982-suspension-help-trouble-shooting-learn-lingo.html

How to..change your fork seals
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/99425-fork-seal-replacement.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101898-how-replace-fork-seals-inverted-forks.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/184673-how-dismantle-inverted-forks-pic-heavy.html

How to..install lowering links
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/130738-diy-installing-roaring-toyz-lowering-links.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/56648-how-lower-your-bike.html

How to..chop/shorten your kickstand ( for lowered bikes)
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/152234-07-08-shorten-your-own-damn-kickstand.html#post2118308

How to..make a fender eliminator
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2009-zx-6r/160700-how-make-small-clean-home-made-fender-eliminator-six-bucks.html#post2104593
How to..hide/relocate your rear brake reservoir
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/103267-how-relocate-rear-brake-reservoir.html

http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/103267-how-relocate-rear-brake-reservoir.html



How to..repair your plastics
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/143681-fairing-repair.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/156235-how-fix-your-plastics-pic-intense.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/130680-how-paint-repairing-fairings.html

How to..paint your windscreen
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/114096-how-paint-tint-your-windscreen.html

How to.. tint your.. whatever. tail, lenses, ect.
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/162177-diy-tinting-turn-signals-brake-lights-ect.html#post2139172
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101426-how-tint-you-headlights-taillights.html







WHY WHY WHY !!???


Why cant..I post a thread anywhere here?
*http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-corner/165104-how-come-i-can-only-post-newbe-section.html


Why Does.. my turnsignals flash at a retarded rate with a new LED taillight?
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zzr600-zx-6r-old-school/164407-signal-light.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2009-zx-6r/158367-led-signals-slow-flashing.html#post2215895

Why Does.. My bike make a machine gun/buzz/rattle sound when i try to start it?
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/161976-how-understand-electrical-crap-battery-stuff-jumpstarting-myths.html#post2131958

Why did..a piston come thru my lower case?
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/163018-why-engines-fail.html






(more how-to...)

General Disagnostics


How to.. know what code numbers are what actual problems
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2005-2006-zx-6r/120244-trouble-code-list.html

How to..pull trouble codes
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/134059-how-pull-fi-codes.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/53334-03-04-zx6r-r-how-perform-self-diagnosis.html

How to..clear trouble codes
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/126425-clearning-f1-code.html

How to..do the FI light "fix" (or exhaust servo mods)
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/105518-how-fi-light-fix.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101201-how-get-rid-servo-motor-chatter.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/120455-another-diy-fi-light-fix.html

How to..make general diagnostics on your bike
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/101896-basic-engine-health-insdpection.html






General Riding tips, techniques and questions
How to..Become a better rider
*http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-corner/170695-advanced-tips-street-riding-minor-things.html#post2336264
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/163353-how-not-crash-so-much-pt-1-a.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-corner/30940-good-riding-tips.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-corner/103105-if-you-have-never-ridden-motorcycle.html

How to..Choose What line to pick on a rainy day
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/164193-rain-riding-position.html

How to..select the right fuel
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/119384-octane-what-ok.html




Racing/competition related
How To.. Get startin in road racing
*http://www.kawiforums.com/road-racing/125753-how-go-road-racing.html

How to..Prepare for a track day event
*http://www.kawiforums.com/road-racing/98888-how-prepare-track-day.html

How to..Get started in drag racing
*http://www.kawiforums.com/drag-racing/72391-best-technique-basics-beyond.html


































How to..Install a 6R shock on your 250R
*http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r/147490-zx6r-rear-shock-sorta-howto.html

How To..general 2009 ZX6R shit
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2009-zx-6r/153357-09-zx6r-how-tos-faqs.html

How to..general 07/08 ZX6R shit
http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/149788-full-07-08-how-compilation-thread.html


How To.. Build a rear stand
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/162377-250-project-day.html
 

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Chassis electrical and lighting


How to..get schooled in electrical theory, battery stuff, troubleshooting
* http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/161976-how-understand-electrical-crap-battery-stuff-jumpstarting-myths.html
* http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/189100-batteries-will-explode-edition.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/129656-fault-finding-flowchart-electrical-systems.html

How to.. get your turn signals to stop flashing all retarded like.
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/166452-how-install-resistors-when-replacing-turn-signals.html#post2242768

How To.. make your own LED Taillights
*http://www.kawiforums.com/two-wheeled-discussion/169700-diy-led-turn-signals.html#post2319911
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zx-7r/170707-custom-led-tail-92-zx7.html#post2335522

How to... figure out what bulbs you have
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2007-2008-zx-6r/103887-official-07-08-zx6r-complete-bulb-size-thread.html
*KAWISPEED - View topic - Identify those bulbs

How to..do an HID kit or system
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/128127-how-install-xebrite-plug-n-play-projectors.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/43086-how-hid-projector-retrofit-636-a.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/92035-hid-install-sold-allenchang-2006-636-a.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/2009-zx-6r/137801-how-hids.html

How to..do a dual headlight conversion
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/83500-dual-headlight-configuration-updated.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/133787-dual-headlight-kit-installation.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/131626-detailed-dual-headlight-conversion.html

How To.. change your gauge lighting
*http://www.kawiforums.com/zx-7r/129348-led-gauges-cheap-how.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/32331-changing-your-backlight-color-your-gauges.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/77169-changing-your-gauge-color-v-old-school-zx6r.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/102409-how-07-08-gauge-color-change.html

How to.. change you MPH to KPH, C to F, set clock..
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/112527-setting-clock-e9.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/142397-setting-clock-07-zx-6r.html
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/129999-mph-kph.html


How to..replace your battery
*http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/106668-how-change-battery-05-06-zx-6r.html


 

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Pg.4 *Reserved for future additions*

and god forbid i am alive within 10 years, page 4 for future expansion
 

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IN ADVANCE, please forgive me. I cant find (search) anything relating to replacing the Brake Pad on an 1st Generation ninja 250r. My ride: "Ninja, 2004,250R". Plenty 'how tos &vids' for the '08+ Ninja 250R's, but nothing for our Old and forgoten 1st Gen Ninja 250R's.
Please help, and TIA, Al
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should be the same? been a long time since i did brakes on a 250.. if i find a how-to i'll post it.
 

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i will amend.
if it IS kinda hard to navigate tho for real, let me know. maybe i can fix it.
thanks for the links. rapes dispatched
 

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i will amend.
if it IS kinda hard to navigate tho for real, let me know. maybe i can fix it.
thanks for the links. rapes dispatched
Navigation works perfectly fine with this and is faster then doing a search. It's nice having these How To's right at your fingertips for quick access. Did you actually review all the threads that you have added to make sure that they are all good? I know you are probably doing this in your free time and it will take a while to review all the threads, but it will be well worth it in the end to know that these threads have all the information people will need and not have to ask questions that have already been answered. Within the next few weeks I should have a few more write-ups that will work perfectly in here.

Things to come ('03 ZX-6R):
-chain and F/R sprocket replacement and adjustment
-valve adjustment
-spark plug change (will be using the same pics from the valve adjustment)
-throttle body sync using home made sync tool
-possibly fork seal/dust cover & oil change (depends on how much I can afford)

I will send you the information when I have all of it done so that you can add it to this section.
 

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By yumadtho at 2010-11-04
*bows*

Navigation works perfectly fine with this and is faster then doing a search. It's nice having these How To's right at your fingertips for quick access. Did you actually review all the threads that you have added to make sure that they are all good? I know you are probably doing this in your free time and it will take a while to review all the threads, but it will be well worth it in the end to know that these threads have all the information people will need and not have to ask questions that have already been answered. Within the next few weeks I should have a few more write-ups that will work perfectly in here.

Things to come ('03 ZX-6R):
-chain and F/R sprocket replacement and adjustment
-valve adjustment
-spark plug change (will be using the same pics from the valve adjustment)
-throttle body sync using home made sync tool
-possibly fork seal/dust cover & oil change (depends on how much I can afford)

I will send you the information when I have all of it done so that you can add it to this section.
right on.

lol ya. i went thru every.fucking.link. this took me days to compile. i spent a few hours a night for almost 2 weeks going thru shit. i found alot of them i initially looked at to be total shit. i tossed probably 20-40 links from my list since they sucked or turned into a flame war or something.

i'm down for all you wanna post up man. let me know and i'll get it in there.
 

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Is it just me or is this thread really hard to navigate through...

J/K whitehendrix, thanks for the awesome section. I have another How To on fairing repair if you want to add it. I wrote this one up last year (lots of pics) and it works very well.

http://www.kawiforums.com/how-tos-faqs/143681-fairing-repair.html
Easiest way to do it, assuming you know what you're looking for, is to just hit control + F and start searching the page for key words. If the info's here you should get it quick, and if it's something that should be here and isn't you can ask Whitey to throw it in! :thumbup:
 

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Easiest way to do it, assuming you know what you're looking for, is to just hit control + F and start searching the page for key words. If the info's here you should get it quick, and if it's something that should be here and isn't you can ask Whitey to throw it in! :thumbup:
Lol, I know. That's why I put J/K right after that. I'll go back and edit it so that it stands out more :p. Thank you though and hopefully someone who was unaware of ctrl + F will be able to use that function as well.
 

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Hi Whitehendrix Could you please give me some advice as to how to remove the ingition switch on my zx11 2000 mod. I'm a daily rider and the other day at work the key would not start up the bike. I checked the battery and it was fully charged. This has happened a few times before. The key would not bring up the ignition lights. After playing with the key a little the ignition lights have come up and I've been able to crank it up. This time however no go. Anyway I looked at my manual and it shows no info on removal, sad 'cause here in Austalia locksmiths charge an arm and a leg! and I want to avoid talking it to them. Anyway I got as far as removing the steering but I can't see any allen key bolts or nuts to remove the ignition off the steering. Could you please spare a little time to tell me how to do it. I go back to work in 5 days and I am desperate. Thanks mate. Mick.
 

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thanks STi

theres a few links that are not KF internal threads..

as far as direct questions to me, it's probably best to search, start a thread or PM me directly.. chances are i will miss it if it's in here as i come back here every few months to update.. it'll be too late to help you by then.
 
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