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The engine swap has started!


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Finally got round to fetching the zx6 from my in laws garage and am starting the engine swap.

First gripe, why the hell do they feel the need to hide a nut behind the horn bracket making it near on impossible to get a spanner on!

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Slowly getting there, obviously the exhaust header studs and nuts are a ball ache, the nuts on the two center down pipes have corroded and started to disintegrate and I can't get anything to grip them tight enough, cutting equipement will be used tomorrow!

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  • 1 month later...

So, my mate came and helped me put the replacement lump in yesterday morning, and over the course of the weekend I have been connecting it back up, and it has just fired up first time!

Just need to bleed the coolant now, put a new chain and sprockets on, then put it's clothes back on, then it needs a damn good thrash to make sure it's track ready as am at cadwell on Easter Monday.

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Nice one, mate.......pics? .... :wink:


I would if I knew how! If it's got carbs and wheels I'm all over it, but this computer stuff is beyond me!

It's not much to look at, a ratty black and silver 2000 model zx6r, bought it cheap a year ago to use as a track bike, sorry Hoggs, but it is destined to be thrashed and crashed to save my pretty gsxr from that fate!

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