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Post  YZFJohn on Thu Feb 21 2013, 12:53

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Maybe jinxing things but have done a deal for the 2002 Kawasaki ZX636 below, 19,000 miles on the clock but she seems to have been looked after. Hope to pick it up Saturday if the MOT can be done in time (and no problems).

Couple of additions to it; tail tidy, LED Rear light with internal indicators & Viper Can + he's thrown in some track tyres with a lot of life left in them. It's from a small time dealer, lovely guy by the name of Greg Roberts in baumber near Holbeach, done some racing in his time and does track days himself hence the track tyres.

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The only thing I will do straight away is get braided lines on her and maybe some Sintered pads and that will be all I could afford to do for now.


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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Feb 23 2013, 12:48

Mine has a Viper can on it but have the original as well.

Went out on it this morning nuts I know.

Events so far:
Battery died last night while using as illumination while tinkering - put it on optimise overnight and went to bed.
Got up early and started with the brakes. Very little fluid and what was there can only be described as chocalot in color and not much better in consistency. Replaced fluid and bled, gave her a polish and went for a ride.

Went straight onto A1 and once in third opened her right up being me with a wheel spin, ok tyres are crap. Got 1/2 mile and she started spluttering and quit. Got on to a slip road and was about to strip the seats of to see if a battery terminal had come of when I saw the reserve switch, Mmmmmm, yep after a couple of turns she fired up again.

Well ended up in work and made it back home safe.

The power delivery is a lot smother than the Cat but feels bags more powerful. Really not happy with the brakes still so when the braided ones arrive I shall strip the Callipers as well.

The Supercorsas he gave me are 180 but the track tyres BT003 are a 190.

Really need a good dry day as in today's conditions it feels like the accident is messing with my head, every little twitch from the crap tyres is met with going ridged and anger and going ridged. Give me a sunny 8deg weekend please.

Kwakkat, be good to meet up so you can see her when the weathers warmer.

Ellie - Webbs track day has been cancelled due to politics so I will be booking Waddington. Be nice if some peeps could come along even to watch.

Well, warm up and then back to to tinkering.

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Post  kwakkat on Sat Feb 23 2013, 15:17

no trouble john soon as the weather turns you can have a go on mine & see if there much differance & let me know if i can get holiday might do waddington my self
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Post  ellie on Sat Feb 23 2013, 19:41

You need a RAF sponsor to do Waddington but it's a good day for a good cause.

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Post  0ldcat on Sun Feb 24 2013, 02:35

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Got 1/2 mile and she started spluttering and quit. Got on to a slip road and was about to strip the seats of to see if a battery terminal had come of when I saw the reserve switch, Mmmmmm, yep after a couple of turns she fired up again.
Oooooh !!! . . . . Soooooooooo close to one '0'they numpty thingy's Smile wink thumb up
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Post  YZFJohn on Sun Feb 24 2013, 06:09

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You need a RAF sponsor to do Waddington but it's a good day for a good cause.


Fortunately I know a young lady at Waddington.
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Post  ellie on Sun Feb 24 2013, 07:45

Lol John, it was other peeps i was letting know really.
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Post  kwakkat on Sun Feb 24 2013, 14:13

that be me then ellie lol any one know of a RAF person
please great
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Post  ellie on Sun Feb 24 2013, 16:28

Pete I've PM'd you sweetie Very Happy
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Post  kwakkat on Sun Feb 24 2013, 21:18

john mono shocks packed & ready to go to the post office in the morning hope it helps
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Post  YZFJohn on Sun Feb 24 2013, 21:53

It can't be worse. Thanks Pete.

As soon as you have the postage costs let me know and I will do the necessary.
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Post  Pipes23 on Mon Feb 25 2013, 10:49

Pete,

I am a "RAF person" but not at Waddington so probably no good. I guess Ellie has given you a contact, If not I know someone who might still be there.

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Post  kwakkat on Mon Feb 25 2013, 11:18

ok john shock posted p&p a tenner
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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Mar 06 2013, 08:59

Since the bike is in bits while awaiting the callipers back I spent the evening with the side panels in the living room T-Cutting and Polishing (what an exciting life I lead) at least their looking good now. Have realised their should be a Large ZX6R sticker in the black area - £80 each for original, will get eBays.

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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Mar 09 2013, 16:58

Got the calipers back on, bled them which was a lot easier than the Cat was.

All looked good so bugger the weather, went and got the kit on, got to the front door and the door bell goes - the post women delivering the braided hoses.

Anyway, managed 50miles before i froze and got too wet. The refurbed brake calipers with the New SBS Sintered pads performed very well. Still got some bedding in to do. BT016 tyres also seemed to perform well in the wet even thou they have not been worn in.

I was surprised that I was the only bike at Webbs, the others in the pic are the Demo bikes.

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And the Goodridge Shadow brake lines - will fit tomorrow.

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Post  furball on Sat Mar 09 2013, 18:21

Before you take the lines off tomorrow. get the pistons out as far as possible' then when you change the lines to the braided ones, push all the pistons right in, and hopefully that will fill the new lines and reservoir up with fluid...

Might save you bleeding them,,, best of luck

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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Mar 09 2013, 18:58

Thanks for the tip.
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Post  Wowey on Sun Mar 10 2013, 08:20

i really like that!

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Post  YZFJohn on Mon Mar 11 2013, 16:03

Well since no riding Sunday I went in the shed and started to finish removing the Datatool System3 Alarm that had been partially removed by a previous owner. That wasn't too bad until I came across the wiring for the LED Rear light and LED Indicators! WTF.

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From what I could see, even with the bad connecting they are wired wrong for inline. I tested the rear light and the LED Rear Light/ Brake/ Indicators is not functioning properly. The blue wire came free when I remove the tape.

Only a few Indicator LEDs are working and when the brake is triggered it barely changes brightness. Even with tinkering I could not get it to work properly so a couple of scenarios:

1. Light was a cheap bad one.
2. The bad wiring has damaged it.

Replacement one should arrive in the next couple of days and then I will tidy up the wiring up and connect the inline resistors. Tried to find and LED Relay but couldn't find one with the correct connector.

The bike did start after removing the alarm. tongue

One lesson learnt - Do not use a plumbing blow torch to heat the shed the fumes are bad for you!!! wall wall

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Post  0ldcat on Mon Mar 11 2013, 17:57

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Post  YZFJohn on Fri May 03 2013, 09:13

Update on the BT016's fitted.

The back tyre is shagged in under 3k, never worn one out that quick before. wall

Getting reports from other forums that I would have been lucky to get more than 3k. So the M&P deal may look good at a Pair for £139 but don't expect them to last. Defo if your on something like a "Kwikasfookie 636". rofl

Now had the spare Super Corsa's put on so will see how I get on with these on the road and at RAF Waddington (Only a week away). deal

This is how my bike looked last night when I got home:
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Got the new indicators on last night and put the rear fairing back on (have disconnected integrated indicators). I like the LED rear light but not with integrated indicators:
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Hopefully she will be all back together tonight so I can have a test ride tomorrow while the daughter is in ballett.
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Post  Snowcat on Fri May 03 2013, 11:52

I like to think my riding style is a little more 'relaxed' than yours John but time will tell I suppose, I'd heard good things about the BT016's.
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Post  YZFJohn on Fri May 03 2013, 14:11

Apparently there are 2 variations, M&P are selling the the original BT016 but the later ones are BT016 Pros which are dual compound so may last longer.

They were grippy but just don't have a lot of life.
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Post  YZFJohn on Sat May 04 2013, 08:11

Fitted the new tail tidy, indicators and original plate for France but first ride didn't go well. The larger size plate and angle caused it to hit the tyre and bend the tail tidy.

Spent last night straightening it out. Now need to drill some more holes in the in the reg plate so I can put it back on. I also put a 15deg angle in the bracket to keep the reg away from the back wheel.

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