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Forum: ZX-12R   07-16-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By my12r
I can tell you only this. Mine did the same...

I can tell you only this.

Mine did the same thing. Riding along strong, then just died on me. Middle of the highway 45 minutes from home. No power. Got her home, checked everything. Even...
Forum: ZX-12R   06-25-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,077
Posted By my12r
Water wetter mixed with standard coolant...

Water wetter mixed with standard coolant coagulated in my 12. Didn't really make that big of a difference either. Flushed that crap out and ran distilled till clear, then coughed up a pretty penny...
Forum: Vulcan   06-23-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By my12r
Thanks. Yea. Has the pipes done, highway...

Thanks.

Yea. Has the pipes done, highway pegs, aftermarket air filter and housing...I ain't checked to.see if it had a power commander installed with the pipes, but it's not really important. ...
Forum: Vulcan   06-17-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By my12r
It already had pipes and a bunch of toys done. I...

It already had pipes and a bunch of toys done. I think I may just leave it as is for now.
Forum: ZX-12R   06-15-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By my12r
Try riding a cruiser. I just bought a...

Try riding a cruiser. I just bought a Vulcan...900 pounds. The 12 is a sheet of paper in comparison....haha
Forum: Vulcan   06-13-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By my12r
Welp fellas......

I went and bought a 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700. Totally different animal from the 12R it ain't even funny. Got a sweetheart deal on it tho with low miles. 12 is still buried in a corner...
Forum: ZX-12R   08-07-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Well....it started out slow cranking when hot. ...

Well....it started out slow cranking when hot. Then, the last time it actually started, it was a pain in the ass, cause it would buzz buzz then slow crank. Then just a buzz, and nothing. After...
Forum: ZX-12R   08-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Worth a look. Never thought to look there...I...

Worth a look. Never thought to look there...I forget all the safety stuff sometimes...
Forum: ZX-12R   07-29-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Now, on the maintainer in the garage a few days,...

Now, on the maintainer in the garage a few days, charged up again, I put the key in, figured what the hell. Hit the starter button, lights dim, fuel pump spins the whole time, release button and...
Forum: ZX-12R   07-15-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Just an update... Went to try and start the...

Just an update...

Went to try and start the old beast, to ride it over to my new house, and welp, push the starter button and can hear the starter spinning, but no engagement. Dunno if I will be...
Forum: ZX-12R   06-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Some good ideas. Soon, I'll be tearing into her....

Some good ideas. Soon, I'll be tearing into her. Just bought a house so...once all settled in, I decided the old girl gonna get the full treatment.

Will post here when I figure out the solution....
Forum: ZX-12R   05-31-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Got a new battery after she left me stranded on...

Got a new battery after she left me stranded on that trip a few years back. A new AGM. However, I have had my doubts about it. It does test good. I have had it load tested, and have done my own...
Forum: ZX-12R   05-30-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By my12r
Starter or relay?

I'm sure some of you have encountered starting issues with the 12. Mine started acting up 2 years ago...cranking slower than normal...until finally last year, all I got when I hit the button was a...
Forum: ZX-12R   06-27-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By my12r
Yea...it factored bout 19mpg...however, you bring...

Yea...it factored bout 19mpg...however, you bring up a good point about the speedo being off. I did not factor that in now that ya mention it. I was in the gas a helluva lot more too tho. Seemed...
Forum: ZX-12R   06-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By my12r
I dropped 1 tooth in front, went from 38.5mpg to...

I dropped 1 tooth in front, went from 38.5mpg to 18mpg...and the acceleration gain wasn't worth the cost so I went back to the stock cog and tossed that 17 tooth in a box somewhere. Massive economy...
Forum: ZX-12R   06-12-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,996
Posted By my12r
One other way to think about it. If you hook a...

One other way to think about it. If you hook a 12vDC 55Watt bulb to a car battery (a headlight bulb), does the bulb explode? It doesn't need 1000 amps, maybe 1.........juss sayin....
Forum: ZX-12R   06-12-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,996
Posted By my12r
Using a car battery won't damage anything. A...

Using a car battery won't damage anything. A load will only use what it needs. Batteries don't force power down the wire. They store energy for use. Your car doesn't need 850 CCA or 650CA to...
Forum: General Discussion   05-09-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By my12r
Dunno what yer dumb ass just said...cause the...

Dunno what yer dumb ass just said...cause the ignore feature still works, but whatever it was...it is mostly now because I don't ride much anymore. Traded recklessness for family life. Fair trade...
Forum: ZX-12R   04-21-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By my12r
These bikes run extremely hot at the stator. You...

These bikes run extremely hot at the stator. You increased the resistance it looks like. Harder to push electrons thru the wire at 1.6. Best bet is get a new stator, or rewind the one you got. ...
Forum: ZX-12R   04-21-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By my12r
Stock gearing is 87mph in first...then stop...

Stock gearing is 87mph in first...then stop looking.
Forum: General Discussion   04-21-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By my12r
Did a quick check.....yep....still all good on...

Did a quick check.....yep....still all good on the shelf there. Was worried for a sec. Thought it was fading paint, but alas, was just dust.......
Forum: Racing   04-16-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By my12r
If money wasn't tight, I'd nab this up. Wanted...

If money wasn't tight, I'd nab this up. Wanted one ever since I found out they existed. Maybe later down the road, after I get done sinking all my extra cash into the ole 12, and it's still around,...
Forum: ZX-12R   04-09-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By my12r
You can Ohm test your stator for resistance. Is...

You can Ohm test your stator for resistance. Is this what you are referring to? This is done across all three phases with the bike not running, but at operating temp. Same way you test the...
Forum: ZX-12R   03-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By my12r
Yea...gettin a test is still better than just...

Yea...gettin a test is still better than just guessing.

I like the idea of wiring in a small voltage meter on the bike. Gonna have to look around and find a good small one I can tuck under the...
Forum: Classifieds   03-26-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By my12r
I forgot how goofy the 12 looks with them stocker...

I forgot how goofy the 12 looks with them stocker mirrors on there....looks much nicer, and racier, with block off plates and inboards.....

In 3 years that thing will be worth twice that....to the...
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