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  1. intake airbox question

    General ZR-7
    Hi guys, So I had seen a post here or somewhere else a while back about cutting the snorkel off to ease the access to battery. Recently I decided to do the mod, since I find it annoying to take all the stuff off just to get to the battery if I only want to measure the voltage for example... So...
  2. Clutch cable adjustment

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Well in my case the lever movement you see in the video is happening with the lightest of touch, so I do believe I have at least a tiny bit of slack, but I might need to adjust for more? What happens if it is a bit too loose? Also the silver part has a small slack of its own, that I assume has...
  3. Clutch cable adjustment

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    So I was watching some video about bike maintenance and the dude on the video mentioned about adjusting clutch cable and how wrong clutch cable slack can be bad. I decided to check mine out and it seemed a bit too tight, so I loosened it a tiny bit using the adjuster at the lever. Everything...
  4. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    OK, so I will try the new battery today and see how it goes. One of the reasons I keep recharging and using the old battery is I do not want to abuse the new one in case it is some other issue not the battery. But yesterday I read on some other forum, that it is actually possible to have a bad...
  5. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I started the bike up yesterday. It was a bit reluctant to start, but I got it going. I went for a quick ride around the block. First I stopped at the gas station and filled about half a tank, but I messed up and tried to start the bike in gear with sidestand still down so my old battery which...
  6. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    So today finally I got a chance to work on the bike. First I managed to drain only two right side carbs. It looks to me like you need some crazy surgeon long range tools to get to the other two drain screws. Then I decided to check for spark and while doing so, the bike actually fired up for a...
  7. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    The first thing I did I put in a clean air filter. Also on the last attempt I removed the filter and sprayed starter fluid right in the air box. The outer plugs visually looked in great shape, but I did not check for a spark yet. Will have to do check that.
  8. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Well it's about 10 C today(50F). I am considering warming the bike up with blower heater, next time I try to start it :) I had the bike since 2014 and always add stabilizer + full tank for winter, but I never drained the carbs before storing it. Never had any issues starting in spring. Im...
  9. Spring starting issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    So the spring is here and I tried to start the bike, but found it to be impossible so far. *) Emptied, removed and cleaned gas tank and pet **** last summer. The tank interior is in great shape. *) Bike ran great last october/november when I parked it in the garage. *) I was kind of busy and...
  10. Flushing gas tank

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I guess I will be OK with couple of bits of old paint in the tank rather than risking damaging something with water or some other cleaning solvent. Maybe will gie a quick rinse with a bit of gas. While tinkering with the tank I noticed that the outer bottom of the tank has probably been...
  11. Flushing gas tank

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I decided to take off and drain fuel tank this year. I have been wanting to really clean the fuel cap for a while now, since the insides of it were a bit dirty. Also I never let the bike run down to reserve , because I was afraid that there might be some nasty stuff at the bottom of the fuel...
  12. ZR-7 battery replacement

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hmm, thats interesting. I dont find it being cheaper, but I like the idea of more power and ease of access... However is it safe to use a more powerful battery? Also I like keeping the bike unmolested, but I guess I can get a spare airbox and keep the original uncut. YB14-B2 is 2mm wider...
  13. ZR-7 battery replacement

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    So to prepare my bike for the new season, I will probably be changing my battery too. I have an old Yuasa unit in the bike now, and I guess there is no point in trying to recharge it? It must be better to just get a new one, since I have no idea how long the battery was in the bike right? Is it...
  14. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    yes, I dont see no washer on the big diagram in the beginning of the section either... Anyway if there should be a washer, the previous owner probably lost it, but my best guess is that there should not be one, or at the very least I can live without one...
  15. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    It says 5th edition. I believe I got it somwhere from this forum. I guess you could argue that my MC does not look like this exactly, but then again it is just a diagram... My bike however is an eary 2000, so maybe there could be a slight difference? Also I can not really think of any notable...
  16. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    OK, so I am putting the master cylinder back together and I am looking at the manual page 10-13. The picture for the front master cylinder shows the piston(A) with rubber seals (B and C) and return spring (D). Then it swhos some sort of a washer before the criclip and the dust rubber. I just...
  17. Emergency tire repair kits

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I carry around a can of foam? tyre sealer. I guess that is not the best way to go, but should at least let me limp home if I get a puncture in the middle of nowhere... Do you guys also have some sort of portable electric tyre pump? I went for the can since I don't see the point of plugging the...
  18. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    OK, so I ordered a repair kit for my brake master cylinder, but unlike the last one I got, this one does not have the ruber seal already installed on the piston. Now I am afraid I will damage the seal by putting it on the piston because to slide it on where it should sit, you have to somehow...
  19. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    OK, thanks for that info DaddyFlip. Now it is clear to me. I can order it on ebay, but that will take me at least a week to get the part because of the delivery time. I guess I should see if some of the local stores have the kit first, since it apparently fits so many bikes.
  20. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    The more I look the more cinfused I get about the part number for the master cylinder repair kit. According to some ebay listings the repair kit that fits ZR-7 will also fit more than 500 other bikes from different manufacturers. If this is true, there is a good chance the part is available in...
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