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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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99 ninja build with 05-06 parts, swingarm, forks, gauges, more...

Finally got another project bike..$200

Hey guys i haven't been active in a while, but i figured i would post about a new project i picked up yesterday night (5-28-08) for $200, a 99 zx6r that t-boned a car at 25mph, 2 years ago with a clean title. Unknown Millage, it also has a yoshimura slip-on, and a undertail, supposedly has a zx9 swingarm and wheel, i ahven't looked into it. it also has a small crack in the frame, that can easily be welded, i will post a pic tomorrow. here's a video of the bike



Last year in april after 8 years and thousands of miles of riding a car hit me head on on my 05' 636, which resulted in a broken wrist and femur/knee, i now have a titanium plate and 9 screws in my wrist and 4 huge screws in my knee. long story short, I wasn't really planning on buying a bike for a while, but i just couldn't resist The $200 price tag on the older zx6, i had the same bike when i was 18-20 and i am 25 now. pic




Well now i can't wait to ride thanks to you guys in this forum, i read all the stickies and let me tell you, i never new all the different mods that could be done to these early model zx6's, as it looks now i will have more or less the same feel and look as my 05 with the front and rear suspension, cluster, tail swaps, read below for more... and this all has me excited to start ordering parts.

so i woke up early today skipped breakfast and went right outside, first things first... Does it Run?

i had just bought a battery for my 300ex the same day i bought the ninja at my local bike shop, called him today for a battery for the ninja, he looked it up and to my surprise it was same battery part# for both bikes, it was perfect i had that new battery charging overnight. installed the battery and moved on.

well the key broke off in the accident and the gauges were smashed, so i didn't know if the key was still in the on switch or not, the start button didn't work, no gauge lights were on, so i jump the solenoid, it cranked over fine but didn't start. i went back inside and jumped on the forums (thanks again) found info on how to bypass the ignition, bought the 100ohm resister and it fired right up pretty much, but sounded like crap and it wouldn't idle. here's a video



at this point i was really happy, a running, clean title bike for $200

next step i removed the carbs and cleaned them, the main jets were clean the pilots were all clogged, very little dry powder residue was in the bowls or passages. installed the carbs, used the old air filter for now and started in back up, sounds and runs great, motor is very quiet, it idles great now, but i had to pinch off the rubber intake tubes to restrict the airflow, or it would bog. here's a video

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Ok so at this point i am would appreciate any comments, advise, or anything i should avoid or be careful of, i am no master tech but i know my way around a garage and i can take the good and the bad, so send it in.

Finish Date Goal 1 Month

plans:

00-02 CHINESE Race Plastics
00-02 Headlight, etc
03-04 Gauges with 03-04 temp sensor
05-06 Front Fork Assembly, clamps, clip ons, levers, brakes, switches if possible
05-06 Swingarm and Shock
Paint the Frame, etc to look like my 05 636
Maybe Paint the wheels, depends on how they look green, or maybe 05 wheels

Need:

oil, filter, plugs, antifreeze, rear tire
Radiator/fan
Lock set
blinkers
mirrors (kept my entire front clip from my accident, maybe i'll use those)
Future Plans:

custom steering stabilizer
Some type of tail conversion
Gas tank swap


Thanks Guys
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niiiice... now thats what i call progress.... there's only one thing i woulda done different.... dont skip breakfast. its the most important meal of the day.

there's alot of talk lately about fork conversions, so your gonna get lucky rebuilding that front because it looks like u can put any front end on there as long as you adapt the triple's correctly. i would go with a 03/04 fork conversion, because they are super easy to find. good luck with the build, looks like your doin great.

i didnt realize that you put on your list already that you were gonna do the 05 conversion, nice...

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hey there phein, good work so far on that!

Im just in the process of starting the swingarm mod, so far total cost for all parts is at 150 $300 should be able to sell the original parts on for that so it will have cost me nothing!

should be bolting it all in after 2 weeks when i get back from the swiss alps.

parts over your side of the atlantic seem to be so much cheaper! your lucky!
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Nice work on that so far! Can't believe how good that sounds now you've done the carbs!

I hate to be the safety-Nazi of the thread, but did you manage to weld up the frame?
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Nice work on that so far! Can't believe how good that sounds now you've done the carbs!

I hate to be the safety-Nazi of the thread, but did you manage to weld up the frame?
No not yet, its no biggie its a small crack, i will take a pic today. i want to tune it up today, fresh oil and filters. it seems i can't do much untill my parts arrive that i need. Its a safe bet that i will be in bidding wars all week long for parts on my list, just a warning to anyone else looking for the same parts, i am to excited to wait.
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niiiice... now thats what i call progress.... there's only one thing i woulda done different.... dont skip breakfast. its the most important meal of the day.
unless its bacon and eggs from a restaurant, i never eat breakfast, your right though.
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ok so i went at it again today, started late at about 4pm.

here is the pics of it before





pic of the crack in the frame



first off i changed the oil and filter

next i moved on to carb synchronization, pretty easy to do with the right tool.





they were way off




way better now, you can't get them exact but plenty good enough, they all bounce around to about the same level .






the bike is running way smoother now, i recommend this to everyone as part of maintenance. here's a video, sorry its crappy my camcorder died today (weird) its new!

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...ercarbsync.flv





after that, i decided to paint the frame, i don't mean to brag but i consider myself a professional "spray" painter, lol! fairly easy took all of 20 min.

first i preped the bike, cleaned the frame with carb cleaner and rags, and newspapered were it was needed, real quick and easy.






i bought some semi-gloss black engine paint, it worked out well, the color is almost the same as my totaled 05 636 minus the sparkles in the paint(if anyone even noticed the sparkles)

here it is just after painting.









conclusion! What do you guys think??








i figured i would throw this in, its in most my pics. its a battery impact gun supposedly 1000 ft/lbs(really maybe 150ft/lbs), i got it from Harbor Freight, $35 plus $10 for 2 year no questions asked warranty, i know its a cheap tool, i am a craftsman guy myself but i couldn't resist the price and warranty, they said if it gets a scratch i can bring it back for a whole new unit in the box with a new battery and charger, it worked great today, especially for bikes. it won't take off a lug nut though.

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hey there phein, good work so far on that!


Im just in the process of starting the swingarm mod, so far total cost for all parts is at £150 $300 should be able to sell the original parts on for that so it will have cost me nothing!

should be bolting it all in after 2 weeks when i get back from the swiss alps.



parts over your side of the atlantic seem to be so much cheaper! your lucky!
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let me know how it works out for you, and if you have pics

i hope parts are cheaper, we'll see
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looking good. will you be painting the swingarm black?
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looking good. will you be painting the swingarm black?
i am swapping to the 05-06 style swingarm, if for some reason i don't get that swingarm before it goes on the road, yeah i will paint it for sure.

99 ninja zx6r work in progress.---06 zx636 forks, triples, clip ons, brakes, 05 zx636 speedo, 06 zx636 Swingarm & Shock, 06 zx636 Rear Wheel Complete, 06 zx-10 Rear Caliper and line. Yoshi Slip-On-Cut Down...
Here's the project link! https://www.kawiforums.com/showthread.php?t=111437
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