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Our ZZR 600 E7

Postby russnros » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:53 am

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This is our recently acquired ZZR 6. Pretty tidy for age and pretty much in stock condition I think? - it has new stainless headers on the zorst, but the cans appear to be original and sound for the moment.

I was wondering about a hugger, having viewed another similar bike which was just not as nice! - but have read on the forum about 'clearance issues' with hugger. So not sure?

I'm not sure how to tell if it has had any suspension upgrades, I was riding a GT 550 prior to this and it feels to be very fine handling in comparison, but thats not really saying much is it. :lol:

Will be using the bike mostly for touring, going fast is not at the top of the priorities, tho its nice to be able to! :mrgreen:
Definitely getting a scottoiler as coming off a shaftie I am bound to forget to do the chain !

next MOT is Oct so hopefully a summer with no big spends! :P
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby zzr6 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi mate and :welcome:

Nice to see another e7 on here.

If the shock is black and has a black wheel for adjusting damping, its more than likely the original.

Mine has a hagon on it which haas a red spring

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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:14 am

If the shock is black and has a black wheel for adjusting damping, its more than likely the original.

Mine has a hagon on it which haas a red spring

Cheers for that :P , I will have a look next time the covers off
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby iomttroadracer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:11 pm

All huggers no matter who makes them, dont fit very well on the 600, and end up marking somewhere!
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:27 am

All huggers no matter who makes them, dont fit very well on the 600, and end up marking somewhere!

Cheers, I had read that elsewhere on the site, will leave them alone for now. Maybe think again when a bit more experience of how an where the muck collects and whether otherwise of keeping it away/cleaned regularly.

Anyway straight into the fun & games, no 'honeymoon period'! :rofl:
when I got the bike the guy said it had a new battery, which looked correct.
- I suspiciously checked out revving the bike with headlamp on to ensure no charging problems it was ok.
- this was confirmed with the meter when I got back, and it still was ok.

Three rides later and there was no charging- with the help of a mate with a ZX6 (mostly identical electrics) bits were swapped and the fault was at the reg/rectifier unit.

It was charging some of the time but not others, possibly a bad connection also when it WAS charging the reg/rec unit was running very hot, alot hotter than my mates one so getting a replacement, to be on the safe side.
- just a thought if ever get a 'low battery' problem but bike appears to be charging some or most of time?
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby GazzyV » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:39 pm

sounds like a poor connection, but I think sourcing a replacement is a great idea.

I had a similar thing with my 11C appeared to be a blown rectumfryer ............. when I put a replacement alternator on it it was corroded wires which were fine when re-crimped.

But I'd make sure all connections are sound and clean when doing the replacement :P
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:12 pm

But I'd make sure all connections are sound and clean when doing the replacement


Aye, a couple of the pins on the 'regufryer' where pretty crappy, which may have been contributing or even the source of the problem, still a bit worried about how hot it was running, prob on the way to burning out. Makes sense to get another then maybe just keep this one for an emergency spare. Wire brush/emery paper all bits as they go back together and a little copper grease for future corrosion protection.

I just got new copperslip as intend to take out every fastner, grease it then put it back in as time goes on, I've had a kawasaki before lol! :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby Miffy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:21 pm

My 600E7 has a hugger, and it does rub a little on the undertray, but it's not a problem.

Enjoy the bike, it's an excellent choice sir..
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby zzr6 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:06 pm

Regs get quite hot. It's normal. The problem is keeping them cool
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:36 pm

Miffy wrote:My 600E7 has a hugger, and it does rub a little on the undertray, but it's not a problem.

Enjoy the bike, it's an excellent choice sir..

Thanks, Do you know what make of hugger or did it come with bike?

I've worked out that the suspension is probably the original, from the colour, it seems good enough, especially compared to my old twin shock GT, in fact the whole bike seems to be from another world! :mrgreen:

zzr6 wrote:Regs get quite hot. It's normal. The problem is keeping them cool

- things seem to have been just fine since the connections cleaned, but will probably keep checking regularly with the meter.
I am still keen on building up a small stock of electrical spares as and when the prices seem right, again after experience with the GT its always handy to have spare coils/plugs/leads etc etc. ;)

Next job is fitting some hi-vis bullet lights I got off ebay!


Edit to add a pic of my old bike, a lovely old machine it was too, till the frame broke!
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-gonna miss the shaftdrive- but not the narrow tyres/twin shocks! :D
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:30 pm

MOT Passed - with no advisories! :P 8-)

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much happiness ! :soexcited:
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby lev » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:12 pm

Sounds like you are a happy ZZR owner :P
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7 T reg/99

Postby russnros » Thu May 16, 2013 10:31 pm

lev wrote:Sounds like you are a happy ZZR owner :P

Hi lev, sorry for slow reply- basically a big yes, though I am still suffering from electrical foibles.

-the situation is now that the battery is charging, but when the bike is run with dipped beam on, as I and seemingly everyone else does for visibility grounds, the battery then becomes uncharged.

I managed to pick up a new rectumfryer (aka reg/rec) off ebay and on attempting to fit it have noticed burnt/corroded connections (particularly bad on one connection) in the plug that goes into the unit - I'm thinking of hardwiring (ie soldering) the wire/s straight to the unit, but would the heat undo this? thoughts please?

In the meantime I'll try upload some more pics of my bike & bonny Scotland.
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7

Postby russnros » Thu May 16, 2013 11:09 pm

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Awesome Glencoe :P
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Re: Our ZZR 600 E7

Postby marra33 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:00 am

good to see you are enjoying your new bike.
nice photo's too, they bring back some hazy memories from many many many years ago, when I used to visit campbell town, but for other reasons other than biking !!!....some cracking roads around there, and beautiful scenery to match
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