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Project Bought my R6 back.

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by Linkin, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Linkin

    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Going into work tomorrow, got a lot of jobs to do on this bike, it's going to be a bit of a mission... this is my list...

    Fork seals/bushings/oil
    Front & rear wheel bearings + rear disc
    +4 deg. advance ignition rotor + gasket
    Measure valve clearances & replace tensioner + gaskets
    Replace fairing/windscreen bolts.

    Doubt I will get it all done, but I'd like to do the tensioner at least... the current one is installed upside down... It even has the word 'UP' cast into the body... how hard is it FFS... this poor motor has definitely been subjected to some self appointed, youtube trained 'mechanical genius' at some point.
     
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    With the ignition advance, are you just filing the mounting hole's in the pick up coil to advance it ?
    My FZR needed the hole's filed out 3mm to give it 5 degree's advance
     
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    I'm replacing the standard timing rotor with an aftermarket one, they come in -2 (For California models), +2, +4 and +6 degrees of advance.

    The +6 is a bit crazy and I'm not prepared to run only 98 octane, and also it gets hot in this country, so I opted for the +4. It cost me about $50 from the UK as Factory Pro don't make theirs any more and no one has any stock. Lucky I found another mob on ebay that make and sell them. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153256967768

    The only reason I got one is because the bike is sluggish at low revs, by all accounts I've read, the +4 rotor gives it a bit more poke down low, and makes stuff all difference at the top end.
     
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    Got a fair bit done today, but in the end I didn't have time to do the valve clearances or the fork seals. Oh well, I have to save some work, I still have a year to go before I can legally ride the bike on the road.

    New brake reservoir fitted

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    New sidestand springs, the old ones were a bit tired

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    Rear wheel seal put up a fight with the seal puller. In the end, a standard pry bar got the job done.

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    Pulling the needle roller out of the sprocket side of the wheel

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    Pressing out old sprocket carrier bearing

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    Pressed the new one in and fitted the seal

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    Other side rear bearing and new disc

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    Back in the bike

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    Front wheel bearings were not much better

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    Fitted new ignition rotor (and lifted the inlet chain guide up & fitted the pin)

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    New CCT. Old one was notchy and had been fitted upside down.

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    Mmmm, shiny new bolts :)

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    I was surprised that it needed advancing for down low, must have a large step in advancing the spark when the revs come up.

    I'm a campaigner for 98 in bikes, I'm sick of cleaning gunky carbies. And the stink gives me headaches.
     
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    The R6 has a CDI ignition and '3D' advance. It runs a throttle position sensor on the carbs, so the amount of timing depends on engine speed and throttle position. Possibly rear wheel/gearbox speed as well, I'll have read the manual.

    Fuel is cheap at the moment, I drained the R6's tank and refilled it with fresh 98 at work, the old stuff went into a jerry can for the ZXR.
     
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    Booked in a track day at SMSP (or Eastern Creek as we know it). 9th of Feb.

    Waiting on some axle guards & braided lines to arrive, will probably do fork seals and adjust steering head as well.

    Oh and I'll need a new lid, my Arai is getting on a bit and probably wouldn't pass scrutineering.

    Excited!
     
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    Do you get your Full License back by then @Linkin?
    Hope your back will handle it OK.


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    No I'll have to trailer it there and back.

    Back has been fine on the R6 when I've sat on it in the workshop, the seat is much higher up, I can grip the tank with my legs better and relax my back/shoulders/arms - couldn't do it on the ZXR
     
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    Got stuck into the bike today... Fork oil/seals, brake line kit and a generaly tidy up. Gave the headlights another polish, this time with some mechanical assistance and they came out looking way better.

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    Headlights before... a bit cloudy. Lost my 'after' shot but they are clear as glass.

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    @GreyImport Everyone's favourite job. I cheated by not removing the chrome tubes until I needed to drive the seals and dust caps in, by that point the bottoms were cleaned out and back on.

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    Upon removing the dust caps - bits of rag stuffed under to hide the leaks. Left fork basically had no 'oil' (more like grey watery stinky sludge), the right was OK. This bike came with a service receipt claiming that the fork seals and oil levels were inspected... yeah right!

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    The circlips were very rusty, one broke but the other cleaned up OK. I had ordered two new ones but only received one. When I get the other I'll pop the dust seal out and replace it.

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    The rest of my day was spent cleaning disgusting forks and having a shitfight with the front brake line kit, but I got it all done. Fitted front & rear axle sliders for the track as well.

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    Excuse the fingers over the lens

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    Last things to do before the track day are replace the front & rear pad sets, drain/flush the coolant and refill with soft water til the track day is done. Pumped!
     
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