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Old 12-18-2017, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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06 ZZR600 Streetfighter Build thread

So, I bought my girlfriend a ZZR for christmas this year. I knew going in that it was going to be a project bike and I am not to be disappointed. I knew the bike had been laid down at a low speed and then sat for a few years untouched except by the elements.

I got it home today, stripped off all the plastic. so I can actually SEE what I'm doing and what all needs attention.

Short answer is, the whole darn bike.

anyway. This is going to be a progressive thread, and I'll post a couple pictures as soon as I can figure out how to do that from my phone without using face book to host, since the girlfriend doesn't KNOW I got her a bike yet.

The plan is to strip it all down to just frame and drive train, rebuild it ground up trimming off any excess wherever I can. I'm already planning on fork-mounting LED headlights, turn signals, instrument cluster (in a custom enclosure), custom air intake scoops, custom seat, rear fender panels. Stainless steel brake and coolant lines (basically, anything that is going to be visible without the side fairings) LED tail light/rear signals.

I know I need new coolant and brake fluid reservoirs, both master cylinders, probably some massive throttle body work, new rubber all around, new chain, probably sprockets, brake system will need a massive overhaul as well.

Then frame, swing arm, etc all powder coated matte black, tank painted the same, wheels will get a ruby red powder coat with some ruby red detailing on the tank. Seat will be upholstered in a dark red leather.

Pictures forth coming, but I need to leave for work.

Oh, and I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing, so if anyone has any advice, it's welcome.

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Old 12-18-2017, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, I'll try and follow along. A great resource and a good place for ideas is customfighters.com if you haven't found it yet.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Before I dug in:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ADi...ew?usp=sharing

Most of the crap off:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-AW...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r4F...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 12-19-2017, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice, I'll try and follow along. A great resource and a good place for ideas is customfighters.com if you haven't found it yet.
I did see it, but it was so hard to discern actual posts from the ads, I hesitate to frequent the site, just because navigation is awful.

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Old 12-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Doesn't look too horrendous. Being a Kawaski fanboy I'm anxious to see what you have in store for this one as a streetfighter style bike
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Given the minimal level of damage, I would probably go towards repair of stock form than to spend money on "naked" build...but whatever, more riders yay
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I agree. It isn't terribly damaged and paint and whatnot is a PITA and expensive so before you sink more money than the bike is worth I'd just make it a rider.

Chain/sprockets/air filter/tires and safety items (lights) first and ride the piss out of it.

BUT...they do look wicked with the lower fairings trimmed and a single round headlight in place of the front fairing
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So far the only stuff I've bought to make it work naked are all parts that needed replacing anyhow because they were damaged either from the accident or from sitting in the Arizona sun for the last 5 years.

A large amount of the work needed is internal.

Thanks for the input so far. I'll try and get more pictures up this weekend after I get a little more work done on it.
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anyone's idea of a fun day rebuilding a rack of carburetors? because I really don't feel like messing with them...
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Have fun with that! I'd recommend getting a carb sync tool if you don't have one already.

I don't miss messing with carbs. It's lot easier to fire up the computer and reflash.
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