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I've seen them before, a mate had one on a SP1 Honda some years ago. I've always wondered how well they work.
 

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I've seen them before, a mate had one on a SP1 Honda some years ago. I've always wondered how well they work.
When you apply the brake the fluid moves away from the master cylinder. Which pushes the air against the bottom of the little valve. Releasing the small pressure. When you let off the lever, the fluid drops and closes the valve.

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The other day I stripped out all the rear suspension to regrease and spin all the bearings around.
It took longer than I expected, and it's just possible to remove the knuckle joint if you remove the exhaust from the rear footpeg hanger and press down on the exhaust.
Went for a ride yesterday and it feels loads better.
While the side fairings were Off I also removed the front left cam cover bolt and filed it down a couple of millimeters, it still bottoms out but it may be enough to stop the oil seeping out.
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I also took a picture of doing an AC voltage check for the headlight ON at the Fuse Box.
I'll probably do a write-up of checking and testing for no headlights as it is a fairly common problem.
 
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Well, the suspension feels loads better.
Also, been doing a little research and found a difference between the B3 and B4/6, the B4/6 don't have grease nipples on the uni trak linkage and only 1 on the swingarm for the pivot spindle. Now I know how to tell the difference if the fairings have been resprayed.

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zx-12r A1 and A2 Linkage Joint. Tie Bar 1163
ASSEMBLIES WHERE 39007-1287 IS USED
2000 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-A1) - Rear Suspension
2000 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J1) - Rear Suspension
2000 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-E1) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-A2) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J2) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-E2) - Rear Suspension
2002 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J3) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B1) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-K1) - Rear Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B2) - Rear Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-M1) - Rear Suspension

Tie Bar 1163
ASSEMBLIES WHERE 39111-1163 IS USED
1998 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-G1) - Rear Suspension
1999 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-G2) - Rear Suspension
2000 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-A1) - Rear Suspension
2000 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J1) - Rear Suspension
2000 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-E1) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-A2) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J2) - Rear Suspension
2001 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-E2) - Rear Suspension
2002 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600-J3) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B1) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-K1) - Rear Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B2) - Rear Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-M1) - Rear Suspension
2005 ZZR600 (ZX600-J4) - Rear Suspension
2006 ZZR600 (ZX600J6F) - Rear Suspension
2007 ZZR600 (ZX600J7F) - Rear Suspension
2008 ZZR600 (ZX600J8F) - Rear Suspension

zx-12r B1, B2 and B3 Linkage Joint. Tie Bar 1177
ASSEMBLIES WHERE 39007-1302 IS USED
2002 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B1) - Rear Suspension
2002 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-F1) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B2) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-F2) - Rear Suspension
2003 Z1000 (ZR1000-A1) - Rear Suspension
2003 Z1000 (European) (ZR1000-A1H) - Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B3) - Rear Suspension
2004 Z1000 (ZR1000-A2) - Rear Suspension
2004 Z1000 (European) (ZR1000-A2H) - Suspension

zx-12r B4 and B6 Linkage Joint. Tie Bar 1177
2006 Ninja ZX-12R (European) (ZX1200B6F) - Suspension
ASSEMBLIES WHERE 39007-0003 IS USED
2004 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1) - Rear Suspension
2005 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C2) - Rear Suspension
2005 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B4) - Rear Suspension
2005 Z1000 (ZR1000-A3) - Rear Suspension
2005 Z1000 (European) (ZR1000-A3H) - Suspension
2006 Ninja ZX-12R (European) (ZX1200B6F) - Suspension
2006 Z1000 (ZR1000A6F) - Suspension
2013 ZR800 (European) (ZR800ADS) - Suspension/Shock Absorber
2014 ZR800 (European) (ZR800AEF) - Suspension/Shock Absorber
2015 ZR800 (European) (ZR800AFF) - Suspension/Shock Absorber
2016 Z800 ABS (ZR800BGF) - Suspension/Shock Absorber

Tie Bar 1177
ASSEMBLIES WHERE 39111-1177 IS USED
2002 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B1) - Rear Suspension
2002 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-F1) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B2) - Rear Suspension
2003 NINJA ZX-9R (ZX900-F2) - Rear Suspension
2004 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B3) - Rear Suspension
2005 NINJA ZX-12R (ZX1200-B4) - Rear Suspension
2006 Ninja ZX-12R (European) (ZX1200B6F) - Suspension
 

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The other day I stripped out all the rear suspension to regrease and spin all the bearings around.
It took longer than I expected, and it's just possible to remove the knuckle joint if you remove the exhaust from the rear footpeg hanger and press down on the exhaust.
Went for a ride yesterday and it feels loads better.
While the side fairings were Off I also removed the front left cam cover bolt and filed it down a couple of millimeters, it still bottoms out but it may be enough to stop the oil seeping out.
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McMaster Carr is a supply house that has just about every thing. I picked up some stainless steel shims
in various thicknesses. .05mm 1mm 1.5mm.
Adding these between the special cam cover bolts and the rubber washers really does the trick. Can “squeeze” a little more life out of the old cam cover gasket.

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cmg wrote
"I picked up some stainless steel shims in various thicknesses. .05mm 1mm 1.5mm.
Adding these between the special cam cover bolts and the rubber washers really does the trick. Can “squeeze” a little more life out of the old cam cover gasket."

I may go that way next or add a rubber Tap washer.
 

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Getting ready to roll it over to the shop and find out why it won't start. Fuel tank is the place I am looking.

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It won't start. Acts like it is out of fuel. Unhooked the PCV first and that didn't do anything, so off came the tank. It is surprisingly clean.

I need someone here to point me in the next direction as this is all new to me.

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First which model 12 is it, and the country, as they're different everywhere.
What exactly happens? Do the clocks all self-test fine, and show all is fine? do you hear the fuel pump prime and the injectors test, When you press the start button does the starter motor turn the engine over.
We need more information.
 
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USA, A1. Turn the key, the gauges sweep but honestly I don't know that heard the fuel pump prime. It will turn over all day and try to start when you first try but then nothing. It acts like it's not getting fuel.

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When I plug the assembly in outside of the tank and turn the key, it makes a whistling sound. When I plug this one in out of my parts bike, it whirred and made a sucking sound. But, I don't really want to put this nasty looking assembly in my clean tank.

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