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  1. Changing from conventional to synthetic oil

    General Z1000/Z750
    Good Day All! I recently bought a completely rebuilt Gen 1 2004 Z1000. The previous owner told me to just use conventional 10W-40. Personally, I would much rather switch to full synthetic oil. Is it safe to do this? Are there any known problems that could be caused by changing the oil...
  2. Oil consumption after spike intake install

    Mean Streak Maintenance
    Hey everyone, I recently put a spike air filter on my 02 Meanie. I blocked off the large breather hose that runs into the intake on the bike. I noticed after about 200 miles that I was almost a full quart low on oil. I unblocked the breather tube and have about 300 miles on it and I have not...
  3. 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...
  4. What's up everyone? Can I get a roll call?

    General Mean Streak
    Been a long time since I've been on here. How is everyone doing? If you don't mind, please post anything here so I know which members are still alive and kickin'. I'm too lazy to scan through all of the sections to try to figure it out myself. I'm still riding the Victory Cross Country...
  5. Oil pan leak

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    So I had Crack my oil pan right where the drain plug threads and more. I put jb weld on it and it seems to hold. Well I was installing my LEDs and wash wiping the bike down when I noticed it felt oily on the oil pain. It's really hard to say if it's leaking cause its super super minimal. My...
  6. Andreani Cartridge Kit OIL

    Ninja 650R Performance Upgrades
    Yesterday I upgraded my ER6f (2016) fork with Andreani Cartridge Kit (105/K07). Anyway things not seem and FEEL to be right. Diving, harsh, loss of traction... I'm not sure if installation was correct as I can't help enough to adjust pre tension and/or compression/rebound. Today I found out...
  7. Can someone verify this for me?

    Mean Streak Maintenance
    With the Mean Streak forks off, springs out, drained, level and compressed, I should add 445ml of fork oil or until the oil is 120mm from the top of the stanchion. Does that sound correct?
  8. Gasket Drain Plug - Is this a "universal" washer by another name?

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Just changed the oil on my ZR-7 and I cannot seem to stop a slow drip from somewhere. I am guessing it is coming off of the drain plug. I don't have an motorcycle parts shops in the immediate area to me. Unfortunately looking on line this little guy is only $0.43. I can't find dimensions on it...
  9. Anyone using a higher viscosity oil like 20w50?

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Curious if anyone here is using a higher viscosity oil. I have been using 10w40 fine, but being that these are air cooled engines that run at such high RPM's (and some higher miles these days) I wonder if anyone has bumped it up? I presume no issues?
  10. Oil Seepage Near Airbox and Carbs?

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I seem to have some sort of oil seepage coming from around a bolt somewhere in front of the air filter and what appears to be under the carbs. I cannot pinpoint exactly where it is coming from, but I notice drips of oil on the top of the crank/transmission under the carbs. Anyone know what...
  11. Wanted: 05 Z750S Oil Pan

    Z1k/Z750 For Sale/Trade
    My oil pan was cracked from letting a coworker curb my bike. So i just need a replacement. Its for an 05 Z750S. Thanks!
  12. pistons and cylinder overhaul

    ZR-7 Performance Upgrades
    Hi there, My ZR7 (2000) 40K miles on it, uses oil in higher revs' and smells (no plume (yet)) generally in the whole rpm range. I now have the option to get a top end overhaul (at a "friendly price" as it is my class mate who does this as his job and he's not expensive). BUT... when I take the...
  13. Neutral and oil lights don't work.

    General Bandit Chat
    The neutral and oil pressure lights don't work on my 96 bandit 600. Can anyone point me in the direction the wires go so I can trace them and see if they are broken. The oil light doesn't light with key on with the bike not running, and the neutral light never works. I've checked the bulbs and...
  14. new zr7 owner intro...

    General ZR-7
    hi! just picked up my own zr7 today! a 2000 blue one. it has done 36000 miles( it is now in holland, was imported from the UK ) i've owned a few kawas in the past (a gpz and a gpx) and also a bmw and a cbr. now planning for: new front tire, inlet rubbers will last about 1 year and the...
  15. couple more questions from newbie lovestruck for his meanie

    General Mean Streak
    Ok ne one have a quick step by step oil change process o. 02 mainstreak, also a good cheap filter idea. What type weight oil should be used ne Ohio. Also I am 6'3 and am looking in to forward controls very soon could use a little more room. With my height would I benefit from risers ? Sorry if...
  16. Oil and Oil Filter

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Can anyone recommend oil and an oil filter for an '09 650R? I am planning on changing my oil for the first time this weekend and have no idea what to get. I dont think I want to switch to synthetic quite yet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  17. Too much motor oil?

    General Ninja 650R
    Well about a month ago I drained all the oil from sitting over winter, and then put in new Motul synthetic. After a few rides it was really low (forgot that the level drops once cycled through the engine), so I put more in. And I put just a tad too much, I think. When sitting cold or when I just...