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Hello guys! I'm going to order ZX12R A1 2000 from Japan BDS in February. I also know this version has several illnesses. Could you please enumerate all of them? As far as I understood, here are some of them:
1. Oil leak (leaking from crankcase). Sealant doesn't help. Don't know how to workaround.
2. Engine overheating. I suspect I need to attach an extra blower or change existing one with huge Audi blower. Right?
3. Weak clutch basket. I suspect I mustn't reach high RPMs on 1st and 2nd gears. Right?
4. The most terrible problem: oil pushing through alternator startor wires so motorcycle can be burned. Don't know how to workaround.
Please add some more points if exist and give an advice to fix issues above. Thank you all!
 

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Easy fix for all those issues, buy a 2006 B6 model instead
 
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Hello guys! I'm going to order ZX12R A1 2000 from Japan BDS in February. I also know this version has several illnesses. Could you please enumerate all of them? As far as I understood, here are some of them: 1. Oil leak (leaking from crankcase). Sealant doesn't help. Don't know how to workaround. 2. Engine overheating. I suspect I need to attach an extra blower or change existing one with huge Audi blower. Right? 3. Weak clutch basket. I suspect I mustn't reach high RPMs on 1st and 2nd gears. Right? 4. The most terrible problem: oil pushing through alternator startor wires so motorcycle can be burned. Don't know how to workaround. Please add some more points if exist and give an advice to fix issues above. Thank you all!
I own a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R and had to replace the head gasket. (Problem 1 solved). I live in Southern California and have only come close to overheating while riding in the desert, but stopped for “Refreshments” and she cooled off nicely. Problem 3 was solved by switching to AmsOil 100 %Full Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil SAE 10W-40. A little expensive, but well worth it. Must coat the clutch better. I think it will solve Problem 4 as well. I absolutely LOVE my ZX12R. Superb power when needed, great handling and has a look like it’s going to kick your ass (And WILL).
 

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I own a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R and had to replace the head gasket. (Problem 1 solved). I live in Southern California and have only come close to overheating while riding in the desert, but stopped for “Refreshments” and she cooled off nicely. Problem 3 was solved by switching to AmsOil 100 %Full Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil SAE 10W-40. A little expensive, but well worth it. Must coat the clutch better. I think it will solve Problem 4 as well. I absolutely LOVE my ZX12R. Superb power when needed, great handling and has a look like it’s going to kick your ass (And WILL).
Thanks bro! I'll write down all your advises in exercise book. However, I'm still waiting for another, maybe alternative solutions, to get the complete picture of TODO LIST. The topic is still relevant.
 
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