ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

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ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:22 pm

If interested, I'm writing it up here. (Saves me writing twice and uploading pics).

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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby bonester » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:28 pm

Thanks Bill. :) How many km?
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:32 pm

Around 133,000km, Bonester.

It is starting to use a bit of oil though still runs very well. Exhausts are looking a bit fluffy black.
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby bonester » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:18 am

Weird. My ZRX doesn't use any at 127000km. (pretty much the same)
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:01 pm

And it continues ....
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:00 pm

I have removed all other engine bolts and the upper frame rails.

Pics here....

Trying to get the lock nuts off.....

I used an air (rattle) gun, however, to no avail.

I may have to trailer it to the shop.
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby bonester » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Fark!
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:27 pm

I said that and various other things not suitable for children to hear, several times, but it didn't help.
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:28 pm

Eureka!

See here.
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby Gosling1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:17 pm

big job - surprised it would need a new top-end with those k's? Did you do a compression test first?
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Re: ZZR1200 Top End Overhaul

Postby billwest » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:47 pm

No, but I'm using oil, exhausts are fluffy black, and it seems a good opportunity.

Engine is out.
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