2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Project Bike – Part III — Motorcycle USA

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Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Bike – Part III

Our 2009 was impressive in stock trim but is nothing like making way around a race track a bike that is geared for your favorite track.

it came time to change gearing and controls on our 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Project Bike we had to ask the same questions you should be What do we want to get out of these before we start dumping money into the motorcycle? It to have a plan, but the main should be to address any issues the bike and make changes for the

We found that once you get suspension dialed-in for your and riding style, whether its or aftermarket, then the best gain for the buck that you can is tires. There are so many street tires available that one of the things you can do is listen and watch is going on at the track you ride at the Some types of tires up better in different conditions and on track surfaces.

Hopefully you have a network of you can use as a resource when it comes to make this decision For our purposes we like to run Pirelli Supercorsas ($199 — at Thunderhill and Spring Mountain. tracks are rough on tires but as as you get the bikes set-up in advance and proper tire pressure you expect to get a good, solid possibly even two out of them.

The gearing for our 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Project Bike was so we decided to improve acceleration a bit by to Sunstar Sprockets and a 15/45

It takes some effort to get the nut off so you can change the countershaft sprocket. But you get the nut removed it will not be that the next time around.

the stock gearing and going a smaller chain is an easy way to acceleration and shave some off your lap times. We replaced the 520 O-ring chain with an RK 520 chain. The stock 2009 ZX-6R gearing is 16-front and We went with 15-45 sprockets to shorten the gearing up and drive off the corner.

This top speed figures but it also the awesome power of the ZX more The Sunstar Rear Sprocket run you $63.99 while the Sunstar sprocket retails for $26.99.

Changing gearing is a relatively yet messy, proposition that specifically with the drive of your motorcycle. If you are not 100% and competent enough to disassemble and these critical parts, spend the money to have it by a professional. You can locate a nearby Installer from the Motorcycle if you have any doubts.

Riders need help getting the sprocket nut off, unless you to also work at a shop pneumatic tools. Before the wheels we suggest trailering the to a tire store and convince to use their strongest air wrench to get the nut off. It turns out that technicians on the assembly line a bit overzealous when they this nut down, so it’s all but to get it off.

We would like to have that before we spent two trying to get it off, but that’s why we are To make your lives

Once it’s off, good to go. You don’t want to do song and dance a second Remove the stock sprocket and it with the new one.

Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

Simply the nut back to spec and fold the washer over to keep it in Swapping the rear is considerably Remove the rear wheel, set it on a of cardboard, disc side and remove the nuts and bolts attach the OEM sprocket to the wheel.

out the OEM sprocket for the new Sunstar sprockets and good to go.

On the track the increased acceleration off the pays dividends well the hassle of hauling the ZX to a shop for

The tricky part is once you get the back on, you will need to cut the to length. We like to use a Motion-Pro breaker ($72.95) which the pin through and makes for a nice process. No grinders or hack here.

This is 2009, not Actually, was the old grinder routine a good option? Anyway, if go like they did for us you will to a huge decision.

Do you cut an extra out and cinch the chain tight the adjusters or leave a lot of slack and use the end of the adjustment range?

We let our tires dictate the decision. In case we were running Pirelli Supercorsas ($199 — so if we cut it short there would been almost no clearance the tire and inside of the swingarm so we to leave the chain longer. it stretches out you can go and remove another later.

Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE
Kawasaki ZX 130 KAZE

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