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COP / Stick Coils questio...
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Greetings from a ZZr600 -...
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Bar risers
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It's been a while....
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Future ex zzr600 owner
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Posted by: ziggatron - 13-04-2017, 05:27 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - Replies (3)

Hello All,

Just joined.

Hallelujah. Smile Smile Smile

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  COP / Stick Coils question...
Posted by: ziggatron - 13-04-2017, 05:26 PM - Forum: Tech Talk - No Replies

Hello All [Image: icon_biggrin.gif],

I have switched from the standard coils & HT leads set up for various reasons. Done it on my zzr1100 and now on my ZZR1200, both with great success.

My question is:-

I have bought a replacement set of 2016 COP's (came off a new suzuki, cant remember which one now.. GSXF maybe..).

The resistance on the new coils is 5.98 ohms. (I didn't expect this.) The existing fitted coils I have are 11.98 Ohms. (I need to put these back in my 2007 Bandit, where I borrowed em from.) 

The coils are wired up in series.

Because the new coils are 5.98 ohms I thought I would wire them up in parallel, instead of in series. This was on the basis that the 11.98 Ohms set already wired in series have their resistance halved, bringing it close to the ZZR standard coil resistance.

The 5.98 Ohms set did not work in parallel however, but do work perfectly in series (same wiring setup as the 11.98 Ohms set.)?

Bike has strong tick over, crisp acceleration and torque. (There appears to be no difference between the two sets in terms of actual function/performance.)

My knowledge across the board is reasonable, but I am no expert.

Are there any experts out there who verify that running the 5.98 ohm set will not damage the ECU because of higher current/voltage flow over time.

Many thanks for your time.[Image: icon_smile.gif]

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  Latest on the Philippine ZZR
Posted by: MichaelZZR - 23-03-2017, 05:18 PM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (3)

Hi Guys,

Its been awhile. Since I got the ZZR in Oct 2014 it has been an interesting time. I posted at the time that I had been searching for a ZZR 1100 for two years here. I was riding a ZX6R whilst searching. I had had a ZZR1100 for many years in the UK and love them. D's are very rare here and in standard form almost non existent but I was lucky. I was contacted by a collector who was looking to downsize his collection and he was willing to sell it.
On seeing it I was pleased. It had only done 20,000 or so km from new and was in excellent condition and totally standard.
All seemed great as I rode away ready to re establish my love affair!!

There is however problems associated with bikes that have hardly moved for many years and I was to find out exactly what those problems were going to be.

The majority of issues were caused by hose failures and dried out seals. Be they coolant or fuel. A coolant hose rupturing at high speed on an expressway without me noticing caused overheating which resulted with replacing several items at the top of the engine, could have been much worse though.

Unlike the UK, you cant nip down to the local dealer and get parts, there are none, so everything has to be ordered online (Cornwall Kawasaki)  or from Kawasaki in Japan and then you have to pay almost double the price of the items because of import duty.

Still, I commute on it everyday, in very high temperatures, in what is considered the worst traffic in the world and on weekend go off to terrorize R1's and Ducati's.

She is pristine and looks like she came off the production line last year. I have included a list of the things I have done to the bike. It just goes to show that us ZZR riders are bloody mad!!! But I would not have it any other way!!

1x Fuel Pump
All fuel hoses
All coolant hoses
2x oil pipes
Repair and repaint mudguard
Replaced all valve stem seals
2x New valves
New piston rings
1 set of new tyres
New airbox
New chain and sprockets
New battery
Multiple electrical connectors
New Cush Drive
Exhaust down pipes refurbished and painted
New air filter (1xstandard & 1x K&N)
New Hyperpro rear shock
New Hyperpro progressive fork springs
Complete over hall of front and rear Calipers with all new seals
8x oil filters
4x sets of spark plugs
Replaced both front indicators
Brand new left and right hand handlebar controls
Repaint wheels
Scotoiler system (automatic chain lubrication system)
A large number of Gaskets and oils seals throughout engine and transmission
All carburetor seals/washers replaced
New bearing sets for:
Front wheel
Rear wheel
4x Brake pad sets
New horns
All bodywork fasteners replaced
Majority of Nuts, bolts and screws replaced
All fuel tank seals replaced (plus filler cap seals)
Purchased for spares :
Top fairing (painted to original)
Side fairings (painted to original)
Rear bodywork (painted to original)
Front Forks (legs painted to original)
Spare front wheel (painted to original)
Set of mirrors (painted to original)
Tail lamp
Still to do
Purchase new wiring loom
Otherwise that is it!!

As she was when I saw it for the first time

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As she is now

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No difference. On the outside Smile

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  Greetings from a ZZr600 - E10 owner
Posted by: lwsg296 - 03-03-2017, 05:39 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - Replies (1)


Thought would drop a quick hello, to thank for the add to the forum, I own a ZZR600 - E10 been riding it now for a few years commuting. Love the ride and love the bike.

Am using the bike on a tour of North wales this year would be nice to perhaps see a few riders on the road in May, i live in south wales so is a nice quick trip for a few days.


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  Bar risers
Posted by: Devlin - 16-02-2017, 04:56 PM - Forum: Tech Talk - Replies (1)

I have read through a lot of the above, however which is the way to go, simple stand offs that fit under the xisting or the ones that allow fitting renthal type bars, what about wiring and control cables with the later, any help would be great,
thanks Devlin

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  It's been a while....
Posted by: harby - 15-02-2017, 07:12 PM - Forum: General Chat - No Replies

Since I've posted on here and it's got an all new format!

Anyway though I'd say hi and give a bit of an update on my zed12.

So back in early October I was involved in a serious collision with a London Taxi that pulled across me on The Highway in London rather effectively writing off the bike and very nearly me too, I've been recovering since then but have been mulling over whether I get back on a bike again, the crashed bike languishing in the garage with my other retired zed12 with the possibility of making a good bike out of the two.

But I don't intend on returning to commuting so any riding will be social and holidays only, I don't have time to build a bike to the standard I would want, as I also have classic cars that need attention, so am thinking of parting out everything from both bikes and will buy a new bike later if and when I return to two wheels.

The bike took a full frontal impact shattering the front wheel, bending the frame and forks, breaking the top fork clamps and flattening the bike up to the exhaust manifold, All this at only 30mph too.

So you may see a for sale from me soon with lots of parts and accessories available.

The end of another Zed!

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  Hello From A New ZZR 1400 Performance Sport Owner
Posted by: theoriginalmrp - 01-02-2017, 02:11 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - No Replies

Hi Folks. 

How are you all doing?

My name is Ben, and i'm new to this forum. 

I'd just thought i'd let you know that come March 1st, I'm taking delivery of a new Kawasaki ZZR 1400 Performance Sport. 

As most of you are already aware, this is the regular ZZR 1400, only with a specialised paint job, Akrapovic Exhausts, Double Bubble Screen, Ohlins Adjustable Rear Shock, and Brembo Brakes on the front. 

I've never owned a Kawasaki before, in fact my bike knowledge isn't as wealthy as that of cars. 

My current bike is a Suzuki GSXR 600 K2, which I've had for nearly 4 years. I only got my full bike licence in 2013, I was riding a new Honda CBF 125 before that on a CBT certificate. 

I'm keeping my Suzuki, because for what i'd get in part exchange, it just wasn't worth letting it go. 

So any advice on the ZZR Performance Sport, would be greatly appreciated. Its been my dream bike for some years, but only now have I decided to take the plunge. 

My extras are to include R&G Crash Bungs, Rear Hugger (Crucial on a bike if you dont want that Ohlins shock covered in muck), A Black Radiator Guard, and Oxford Heated Grips. 

It will have a ZZR related plate too. 

The bike is quite salty money on insurance, i've managed to get both bikes  covered fully comprehensive for £406, with 4 years NCB. I was disappointed my current insurer couldn't cover me, so as I am mid term through a policy, I have to lose 6 months NCB and start over. 

I think experience is key, because i have 17+ years NCD on my car, and most of my other car policies mirror the NCB... 

For those of you into cars too, I have a signature image underneath which will give you an idea of my other pleasures in life, which include....

A DeLorean DMC 12
Ford Focus RS
Classic Mark 2 Fiesta XR2

So I look forward to some advice on ZZR ownership, and I will report back when i'm closer to collecting it!

Cheers folks...


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  Future ex zzr600 owner
Posted by: Drix - 01-02-2017, 01:38 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - No Replies

Hi guys

Just joined the group but sadly won't be here for years on end... recently acquired a 2001 zzr600 which was a bit of hound so will end it's misery there. All parts will be on sale, some parts are quite tatty but there's also a brand new Hagon shock, zx6 discs, Nissin gold caliper upgrade etc.. I'll post that in the For Sale section.

Other than that, I work in London's city as an project manager, had a ped as teen and naturally fell into bigger cc bikes. Been riding for the last 10years, I own & ride two (not both at the same time) Yamaha TRX 850's.. both quite modified... my black one has USD front end, wider rear wheel/swingarm, different fairing, FCR 41s, 2-1 exhaust etc. etc. and the white has had a cafe racer conversion! Other bikes comes and go, mainly fix up & sell or break for parts projects. Smile

Chat soon

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Posted by: marshyzzr - 29-01-2017, 02:17 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - No Replies

Hi Guys,

Go a 2000 ZZR 600d, just like to say hi to everyone as I have just joined the group


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Posted by: Devlin - 26-01-2017, 09:59 PM - Forum: Welcome to ZZR-RG - Replies (2)

Finally back to biking been a while nearly 20 years, should take delivery next Saturday of my 2005 zzr600, 
Dev Big Grin

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