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Hey, Just got my zx6r. The guy said one of the rotors is bent very little so when you brake it shakes a little ( I rode it and it does this). He gave me a front and rear rotor (not sure why the rear). My question is is there any difference between the two sides? also is there any way to check to see which one is bent besides replacing them and testing? Also on the oil filter ( I am changing the oil/filter this weeked ) it says its a kawasaki on the how to. Does this mean that I have to order them or could I go to autozone and just get one ( I did on the 250 ). Should I get the mobil one mxrt something like on the how to? Thanks a lot! thats a lot of questions but I thought it would be better in one message!

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1997 camaro v6 3.8
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You and I have exactly the same bike. Mine used to be red and blue but I recently painted it Kawasaki green.

The oil filter you need is either 16097-1063 or 16097-1072. The 1063 was superceeded by the 1072 so the dealer might have either one. They cost more the $10 from the dealer but you can get the from ronayers.com for about $6.00 plus shipping. I am using the Mobil 1 15w50 (car stuff) with good results as do many other motorcycle riders. You can pay twice as much and get the motorcycle specific stuff.

If the rotor is bent you will be able to see or hear it by turning the wheel slowly and watching or listening as the rotor goes through the caliper. It will try to stop on the bent spot. Sometimes you can correct a minor problem by playing with the rotor attaching bolts.

As far as interchangability right to left, try checking the parts diagram at buykawasaki.com. When I first got mine bike I had a list about a foot long of little bits and pieces that had been broken or lost over then life of my bike with previous owners. Also check eBay for parts you need. Just about any part you can imagine will show up there sooner or later.

I bought my bike last March and have put about 10,000 miles on it so far.
 

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The left and right front brake discs are the same.

Your local shop can use a dial guage to check disc warp. Replace the disc if the runout exceeds 0.3 mm.

You can get the oil filter from your local shop or Ronayers.com.
 

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Unlike other calipers, the Tokico 6pots don't float. They relly upon the spacers which go between the disk centres and the Rotors themselves and also the ability of the pistons in the calipers to yield within the toleranced runout of the disk. I had this problem with the pulsing on the lever and thought it was a warped disk. I lived with it until I needed to put in some other pads. I found that many of the pistons in the calipers were seized solid. I freed them off with brake cleaner so I could push them home with my thumb and the judder has all but gone. I can certainly live with it and have also cured my mates ZX9R with similar symptoms using the same method.
I would suggest doing this first before digging deep to replace them.

Ash:D

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Didn't see the age of the bike but the same still applies, theres just less work to do;)

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Originally posted by swjohnsey
I am using the Mobil 1 15w50 (car stuff) with good results as do many other motorcycle riders. You can pay twice as much and get the motorcycle specific stuff.
The dealer recommended 10w40 and that is what I have been putting in. What are the benefits of using 15w50, which many of you guys use?

 
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