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post #1681 of 1721 Old 03-20-2019, 04:48 AM
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Eventually decided to fix my leaking valve cover. New cover gasket & spark plug o-rings ready to fit.
While everything is stripped down thought I'd might as well check the valve clearances. All out of spec bar 1.
Found it a little awkward getting my feeler gauges into valves 4 & 5 , but then again, nothing's easy on these bikes!
All measured and worked out, new shims ordered. Have a new radiator to fit also, aftermarket one.






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GazzaZedHead, fun isn't it!!
I think getting the plastic baffle out in one piece is a more difficult task than re-shimming!
and as for the kleen air assembly..........

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Looks easy with the radiator out of the way.

For Tech Questions Bike Model letters and Country are more useful than saying the year, for UK owners anyway, as registration year is not always the year of manufacturer model.
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I got rid of the plastic guard and keen air system long ago, makes it much easier!
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[QUOTE=ninjayorkie;705396]Looks easy with the radiator out of the way. [/QUOTE

Don't think I could have done it without a full strip down.

I used info posted on here by you and many others, thank you to everyone, all the info was very helpful.

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Going off thread; I could't find DRP's tuning guide, all links lead to an advertising site. Anyone know if it's still out there?

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Don't know its all disappeared, even Facebook pages.

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Wanted to update the gauge faces to something with a little more "PoP"... As my bike is an import from the UK, the OEM speed dial has both Mph and Kph, a little cluttered for my taste... Found a small company in Poland of all places who makes gauge faces and sells on Ebay, they make gauge faces for many different bike brands...

These are the ones I bought and I'm really happy with the new look of the gauges and the product quality is great... I was a bit nervous when I pop'ed off the gauge pointers, it would really have ruined my evening something major if the pointers had broke when I pop'ed them off... but it all wen't well and using two spoons to pop the pointers off really did work...

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Helped a guy out get a great deal on a full Akrapovic system for his ZX12, but turns out all he wanted was the headers for his street fighter build. So I ended up with the Ti midpipe to swap with my stainless one!
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Helped a guy out get a great deal on a full Akrapovic system for his ZX12, but turns out all he wanted was the headers for his street fighter build. So I ended up with the Ti midpipe to swap with my stainless one!
That’s pretty cool! Always like to add a bit of Ti if you can.

What rear sets are those?

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Thatís pretty cool! Always like to add a bit of Ti if you can.

What rear sets are those?

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I'll weigh the 2 pipes when I get a chance!

Rearsets are similar to Nobunaka which is sold in Australia by 'Kaneg'
I say similar because I bought mine through another site that I don't recall..
They seem to be a Sato knock off and I *think made in Thailand.
I've since changed a few things on mine due to having a bearing fail on the shift lever.
Also went back to using the factory gearshaft clamp with spacers added to suit.
Lastly, about a month ago I stripped the thread from the end of the supplied shift rod, and worked out the factory Yamaha R6 rod was the length I needed, but one end takes a reverse thread M8, not reverse M6 like the ZX12.
Also grabbed an R6 shift lever, managed to press the rose joint apart and was able to mate it into the rose joint on the original ZX12 shift shaft clamp. Bit of stuffing around, but its now got higher quality Japanese moving bits there instead of Thai or whatever!

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Thatís pretty cool! Always like to add a bit of Ti if you can.

What rear sets are those?

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Stainless pipe is about 700grams, the Titanium pipe is about 400g!


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That’s pretty cool! Always like to add a bit of Ti if you can.

What rear sets are those?

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Stainless pipe is about 700grams, the Titanium pipe is about 400g!

Cool.
Looks to be in great shape too

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While I was swapping the mid pipe over, I had a couple more jobs to do..
93k km's on the clock and the bike now has its THIRD coolant overflow bottle!
Also had to swap out a split turn signal rubber.
While the bike was apart I decided it was time to swap over to my spare blue 04 fairings again!
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