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  1. I know there's not many kwacker owners here but I'm having a bit of trouble and hoping someone can help as no bike shop seems able to......

    After an oil top up the other day I obviously forgot to screw the filler cap back on properly..... 5 miles down the road I put my foot down at traffic lights and almost go over....I look down and my boots and jeans are covered in oil and filler cap nowhere to be found...

    So after a week searching the internet and bike shops still no joy at replacing it.....Ebay has lots of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRO-BOLT-OIL-FILLER-CAP-ZZR-600-ZZR600-1993-GREY-/250572145136?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3a574381f0#ht_2265wt_978 but I have a '92 ZZ-R600 D model and am guessing that they must have changed the diameter on the E model onwards?? As it specifically says '93 on.

    If anyone know if this is true or if that would fit please let me know.... I'll owe you a pint!

    Richard

  2. So after looking at the wiring diagrams in my Haynes manuals I decided that maybe the job wasn't so urgent (because I had no clue what I was looking at!) and that I should replace the rear tyre ready for MOT next week....
    After sourcing (borrowing....they can have it back in about 3000 miles!) a new one from work I decided that I could do it very cheap by taking the wheel off myself and taking it to my friendly tyre place to put on for a tenner.
    Surprised to say that although I managed to make this job last the day it wasn't a complete disaster and I am roadworthy again...even tightening my chain which was much needed!
    Funny how you can be so proud of doing something so easy by yourself... makes you feel like a real biker....lol

  3. Now I'm the first person to admit that I dont know the first thing about how a bike goes....as long as it does I'm happy.
    Unfortunately mine doesnt atm censored

    I have an old (91)ZZ-R600 which I love dearly but after 5 months of the same problem it may be time to get rid....

    It started 5 months ago when she wouldn't start, I took the battery out and wasn't very full and not knowing how old it was I went out and brought a new one.....everything was fine until about a week later when miles from home it conked out and pushing the ignition resulted in that dreaded clicking.... after pushing it rather a long way to a garage they agreed to check over the charging system but I had to leave it there overnight...
    OK needs must but as I left I told them that it was a brand new battery and something else must be the problem...
    Fast forward to next day (leaving out the hag getting home and back there the next day) and I return to find a bill for £80 and a new battery fitted....Mechanic assuring me it was a duff battery I paid up and went on my way....
    Later that same night..... Bike cuts out after having headlights on for a 45 min trip!!!
    Anyway...after some research I decided that this may be a regulator/rectifier issue so sourced one from Ebay and taking the other one off there were definite signs it was burnt out....replaced it and it worked...battery charging at revs, headlight brighter at revs...all good!
    Today it done me again!!! No charge anymore....rectifier really hot, pushed it to another garage who told me to buy another rectifier....now at £70 quid a pop they aint cheap and I don't want to burn another one out so wondered if anyone out there with slightly more idea than me could see any other issue there may be???? (I don't run any aftermarket electricals like heated grips etc)

    Anyway, thanks for reading.....although cant help wishing I was out on the bike instead of stuck indoors charging it!!

    Richard


  4. new here Hi all, Richard here from the Heathrow area,
    I'm quite new to biking having had my full licence 9 months now but have been couriering for a year first 125, now on a cbf500, Also have an old ZZ-R600 for play....
    Looking forward to getting involved and speaking to you all in the future Very Happy

    Richard
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