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  1. Oil Leak on left-side chain cover

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hello, My ZR-7 sprung a leak recently on the chain cover where the bolt goes into the engine. I have attached a photo with an arrow pointing to this exact bolt. It appears to be leaking about 1 to 2 drops per hour (sitting not running). The rate increased from 1-2 drops per day after a 400mi...
  2. New Chain

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    I know there are a few other threads on this, but I didn't see anything super recent. I need a new chain and am looking for options. I am very hard on chains it seems, and I am getting a far shorter life than I should out of them. I know don't clean and lube as often as I should, but I am...
  3. Chain noise from front sprocket

    General Ninja 650R
    Hey guys, new on here. I bought a 2015 ninja 650r about a month ago. Just went over 2,000 miles about a week ago. Stock bike, changed oil at 600 miles, and for the most part followed the Kawi break in procedure. This is my commuter bike, to/from work. A few miles of city, then 15 miles of 75-80...
  4. high pitched noise?

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    so i changed out the chain and sprocket cause the chain was worn so i changed the sprockets too. well now i have this high pitched buzzing like noise that wont go away. the bike runs fine and shifts fine. people say its probably cause it's just a new chain and just needs to be broken in. i...
  5. Going down 2 in back

    General Ninja 650R
    My chain finally had got to the point where the shop guys said it should be replaced. I'd been finding the occasional o-ring inside my front sprocket cover... No issues with the chain other than that, but it was time. The bike's stock chain lasted 7700 miles and the last one managed to go for...
  6. Can my chain be loose and tight all at once???

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    A question for my experienced and all knowing 650 forum members..... When I was oiling my chain I noticed that it has become loose (again). So, I tightened the chain and made sure that it was aligned properly. Then, I noticed something funny when quadruple checking the slack....it had just over...
  7. Chain.. or Some other Noise 2012 Ninja650

    General Ninja 650R
    Just want to start by saying, Love this forum you guys post so much useful information!!:notworthy I bought a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650r earlier this month: Used 3500 Miles Never Downed 1 Rider Owned - The guy really liked to keep things by the book, the bike is in amazing condition. I had been...
  8. bike jerks a little?

    General Ninja 650R
    last weekend the weather's real nice so I took my bike for a ride. It was around 40 miles and involved some mountain road. (been riding sporadically through winter) right after i came down from the hill i noticed that the bike would jerk a little from a stop. it's very slight, and only appears...
  9. sprocket changes... some thoughts

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I'm just wondering. one of the most done changes to the bikes we ride is changing the front sprocket to a 17 tooth. from 16. I've taken the liberty to list some variable options below and am curious what the thoughts are on this. 16/38 is 0,421052632 17/38 is 0,447368421 16/37 is 0,432432432...
  10. Messed up new chain.... Toss and replace?

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    A month or so ago I was installing a new chain and sprocket kit everything was going well and then my Amazon.com riveter broke in my chain.... I returned the broken riveter but have been too busy to address the terrible lack of having a ridable bike... Should I buy another chain breaker /...
  11. Cam chain extenders 15 + shipping (polished stainless)

    Mean Streak For Sale/Trade
    Paul Fuller, of bada$$intakes.com/Fuller CNC, has been gracious enough to make some quality cam chain extenders for us budget-minded Mean Streak owners. He made 32 sets. These are made from stainless steel then polished. That may not seem too important but when Conmar was at the Heart of...
  12. Chain slack, and noise.

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    I've bought a new chain. Old chain was rusted from sitting at dealership for to long, sprockets are good, so says my friend. I've adjusted my chain several times because I've noticed that when I'm riding the chain makes a lot of noise and it makes me uncomfortable. I don't like riding it with...
  13. 06 Ninja 650R chain noise?

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Been riding my Ninja and noticed that the chain has been a lot louder than it has been the week I've owned it. I adjusted the chain to the exact measurements that the manual advises (It says anywhere from 1.6' to 2.6' or something like that), and to the right markings. But the chain still...
  14. Chain Lube burning?

    General Ninja 650R
    I noticed a burning smell today after parking my bike after my commute home and I assumed it was the lube my dealer had put on my new chain that had flung off and hit the huge catalytic converter. I had noticed this when my bike was new, before I started using Bel Rey Super Clean -the white kind...
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