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Zxrworld of tips and tricks....

Post by masterofinsanity » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:51 pm

From Cargo's post on gaskets i thought we could get a collection of top tips together to help fellow zxr owners.So post any useful tips in this thread.(and i don't mean full writeups, create a seperate thread for those.)
cargo wrote:Team Cargo top tip...........................

When I fit a new gasket I put a light smear of grease on one of the faces.................next time the cover comes off the gasket is usually stuck to the face that had no grease and is nearly always still intact and so can be reused.....................


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Post by Scott221 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:03 pm

If ur replacing brake pads and the piston looks a little rusty, remove the piston, clean it up on a wire wheel, remove the seals, scrape any crusty muck off them and rebuild them with a good smear of rubber grease on the piston and seal faces.


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Re: Zxrworld of tips and tricks....

Post by cargo » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:40 pm

Scott221 wrote:If ur replacing brake pads and the piston looks a little rusty, remove the piston, clean it up on a wire wheel, remove the seals, scrape any crusty muck off them and rebuild them with a good smear of rubber grease on the piston and seal faces.
and clean that same crusty muck out of the seal grooves in the caliper



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Post by masterofinsanity » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:48 pm

cargo wrote:
Scott221 wrote:If ur replacing brake pads and the piston looks a little rusty, remove the piston, clean it up on a wire wheel, remove the seals, scrape any crusty muck off them and rebuild them with a good smear of rubber grease on the piston and seal faces.
and clean that same crusty muck out of the seal grooves in the caliper
with a wire brush on a dremel....


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Post by Jeppo » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:55 pm

Don't eat yellow snow :smt003



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Post by Glitchard » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:37 pm

Buy Mach 3 razors and a tube of silicone. Take apart the blades carefully until you have about twelve tiny blades. Take 1 Tax disc holder and spread the silicone all over the rear of the holder and place the blades evenly all around the rear of the holder in a star manner. Leave to dry and carefully replace the holder onto your bike. This should stop those people who think it's clever to steal your Tax Disc's instead of buying one. :smt018 :smt018 :excited :excited :excited :excited



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Post by Scott221 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:06 pm

If you're changing bearings e.g headstock bearings. Put them in the freezer over night. They'll drop straight in rather than bashing the headstock for an hour.

If you're undertaking a big project. Make sure you have a clean space before hand. There is nothing worst in this world than trying to find that 10mm spanner you just had, or that 12mm allen key. You can waste hours until you eventually realise its in your back pocket (yes I have done that :smt017) Keep all your tools neat and tidy, so you know where they are when you want them!

Brake fluid is like paint stripper, if you get it on your fairings, wheels, calipers and/or anything else, get it off as fast as possible. Whipe it off then spray it with water.


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Post by masterofinsanity » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:03 pm

brake fluid is also cheaper than nitromors :smt003


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Post by RedexRobB » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:09 pm

Dont forget to clean round the back of the fork chrome, left untouched will result in pitting and rusting. Simply take an old rag, poke it round and through in between the mudguard, then pull end each alternately to clean any crap off. :smt001



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Post by humanoid1989 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:22 am

Ride your bike regularly!

I didnt for 3 months (i was ill) and now ive got to clean the carbs again!
Sometimes a quick blast, and revving the bike to the redline can clear gummed carbs.

Rev the tits off it- for a bit.


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Post by razzcolio » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:35 pm

always ride the right way down a one way street that has a police station on it



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Post by humanoid1989 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:29 pm

razzcolio wrote:always ride the right way down a one way street that has a police station on it
:pmsl

And dont play 'Amber Gamber' with traffic lights! Points dont make prizes :tease


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Post by razzcolio » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:39 pm

humanoid1989 wrote:And dont play 'Amber Gamber' with traffic lights! Points dont make prizes :tease
ah piss when did that happen? id nearly beat my high score on way to work other day!



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Post by humanoid1989 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:15 pm

razzcolio wrote:
humanoid1989 wrote:And dont play 'Amber Gamber' with traffic lights! Points dont make prizes :tease
ah piss when did that happen? id nearly beat my high score on way to work other day!
I got my maximum tally of points before i got my ZXR. They took my liscense off me, so i had to do it all over again! Apply for provisional, do CBT, re do the theory, and re take my test all over again! Cost alot did that. I even got fined £80.

Im a good boy now! :smt002


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Post by japmannslim » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:36 am

It may sound obvious, but always turn your fuel tap to the off position after using the bike. Saves fuel rotting the float valve rubbers. Caught me out!!



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