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
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
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
oil, filter, plugs, antifreeze, rear tire
mirrors (kept my entire front clip from my accident, maybe i'll use those)
custom steering stabilizer
Some type of tail conversion
Gas tank swap