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  1. A clutch story

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Well, here we are, After having some troubles with the carbs past winter and the bike finally feeling good, I decided to check if I could remedy what felt like some slack in the clutch assembly or the transmission gears. LO AND BEHOLD: The outer clutch basket has about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch of...
  2. Transmission issues?

    General Ninja 650R
    Hey guys I have a 2016 Ninja 650, I just noticed this today but I can shift gears without using the clutch (No quickshifter, nor am I killing the throttle) I can literally push up on the lever and it'll change to the next gear, granted there is a slight resistance but I remember this being...
  3. Clutch clunk and travel after wreck

    General Ninja 650R
    So I bought a 2011 650r from a friend after he wrecked it. My issues are that when going into first, there is a HUGE clunk that happens and the travel from 1st to 2nd is extremely long....as in twice what my ninja 1k is. Can anyone help me remedy this?
  4. Transmission is going?

    General Z1000/Z750
    I think my transmission may be going on my 2007 Z1000. Bike has ~29,000 miles on it, always run full synthetic oil, changed at least once a year. I ride it hard/fast but don't abuse it (no wheelies or burnouts or stuff like that). I know how to shift and blip/downshift too so I don't consider...
  5. Dropping out of gear or down a gear when up-shifting.

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Bike is 2006 Ninja EX-650R all stock. 16,900 miles currently. Hey bought this ninja back at the end of March, and have put 1500 miles on it. Changed the oil and oil filter, had it looked over by a mechanic when I bought it. He said it was in good condition and should last quite a while as it'd...
  6. Dropped Bike, Clutch Won't Disengage

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    2007 Ninja 650. I was gonna go for a ride yesterday and somehow accidentally kicked it into first while sitting in the driveway. It jumped forward right from underneath me and started falling to the left before I realized what happened, taking me with it. The clutch lever bent in a little on the...
  7. ZR-7S brake fluid dripping? Help!

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hi people, I've had my 2003 ZR-7S since 2009 and until very recently it's been very reliable and I've done approximately 13,000 miles on it. I know a bit about bikes but not enough to be confident doing jobs myself, so I've been at the mercy of local bike shops and various cowboys since I got my...
  8. 2nd gear slips!!!!

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    So i have had a problem with my 2nd gear slipping. I ride a 2001 zx6, i just replace the clutch on it, I thought that would fix the problem i was having with 2nd gear but it still slips out of gear around 3K RPM. i don't have any problem with the other gears at all before or after i replaced the...