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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2007, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Kawasaki ? Old school to todays Kaw.

OK I have a 1998 ZX9R and I'm looking to do some upgrades nothing impaticular (sp). Does anyone know what if any which newer model Kaws parts are a direct fit or light mod. Brakes, forks etc etc.
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Probably not alot. The only bike I know for sure that matched up were the 600s. And that would be a downgrade.

The best thing you can do is a 520 conversion with a -1/+2. DiD xring chain and renthol sprockets.

Also for suspension.. just get your fork oil changed to a nice Ohlins synthetic fork oil. New bushings and seals.. the difference is OMG!

Of coarse, the standard stuff... pipe, jet kit, undertail, CLR tail light, frame sliders.

On the brakes.... is your year running the 6 pot frotn calipers? The 4 pots are suppose to work better and they were on my 2002. I think I can get you a up close pic of the caliper if you want/need to compare. You can do some stainless steel braided lines, synth brake fluid DOT 4 and some HH sintered pads. That would equal some HUGE braking upgrade!!!!!




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@#!#@!%$#@$%#

spent the last 10 min on a reply to yours and locked up, gone!

In short I spent all winter on the bike and did 90% of what you suggested. The only thing I have not done is the SS brake lines, frame sliders and -1 in the front. On the 6 or 4 pot I don't know what I have a pic would be nice.

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your bike comes stock with 6 piston calipers.
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4 pot calipers








6 pot calipers







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A nine-year-old bike is old school? To me, old school is front drum brakes, tube-tires, and points ignition. Oh-oh, my Suzuki came with two of those. Anyway, the only problem I've read about on the 98 ZX9 is the carburetion. The lean spot can be fixed by shimming the needles. You can buy a bag of thin washers from Radio Shack for $2. I would start with just one washer and see how it works. But updating the brakes and suspension will bring it into the 21st Century.
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Thanks Gas Man, looks like I have the 6 pots. I don't know how it could get any better with a 4 pot system, I'm not questioning what you guys say about the 4 pots or anything like that but with the 6 pots I have and the HH Sin it feels like it could stop on a dime.

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But updating the brakes and suspension will bring it into the 21st Century.
I feel the same way this is the reason I asked about Newer bike and it their was anything I could use.

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98 zx9r is still a current bike. just get a jet kit for the carbs and tune the suspension.

the only thing outdated is the headlights.

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I do have a jet kit I don't know what stage it is it was installed when I got the bike. I'm also running Akrapovic full system, +2 in the rear and the 1/5 mod. I'm really not looking for anymore power the stage I'm at it's more than I can handle. What I'm looking for is a more updated look



It's not bad now it turns heads but I feel something is missing. A solo seat cowl would be nice but I just can't seem to come off $100 + dollars for one. Has anyone gone to a dual headlight on this old of a bike?
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Thanks Gas Man, looks like I have the 6 pots. I don't know how it could get any better with a 4 pot system, I'm not questioning what you guys say about the 4 pots or anything like that but with the 6 pots I have and the HH Sin it feels like it could stop on a dime.



I feel the same way this is the reason I asked about Newer bike and it their was anything I could use.

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Well I can't recall what the reasoning was but it wa said to be better, that's why they went back to the 4 pots. But you can probably get by with just some new brake pads, lines, fluid.




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Not bad ebbs but I'm not to sure I like the look of the lights/fairing something just doesn't look rite. I'll google it maybe something will show up.
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Not bad ebbs but I'm not to sure I like the look of the lights/fairing something just doesn't look rite. I'll google it maybe something will show up.
yeah I think it's because of the intake scoop... I didn't really care for them much either... but figured I'd show them to you incase you did... afterall it's YOUR bike

have you thought about throwing on a newer ZX9R front end? I think everything is the same except the front fairing.. (they were on the ZX6R's or so I've heard) I love the front section of my bike...
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It would be nice if it was a direct fit.
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I did a front end swap to a 2002 upper fairing and headlight. wired the headlights to run both at the same time and am going to install LEDs in them also. some others in here have the same just look around.
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I did a front end swap to a 2002 upper fairing and headlight. wired the headlights to run both at the same time and am going to install LEDs in them also. some others in here have the same just look around.
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... What I'm looking for is a more updated look

I also have a '98 ZX-9R, and love the way it looks. http://new.photos.yahoo.com/rworkman...803762975889/2

If you're looking for stock part #s, they're available from Kawasaki (http://www.kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame...OSEVEHICLE.ASP) I also have the service manual in .pdf form if you'd like it. For aftermarket parts, I'm not sure where to find a comprehensive collection of them.



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Anyway, the only problem I've read about on the 98 ZX9 is the carburetion. The lean spot can be fixed by shimming the needles.
Do you have a link to this procedure?

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My friend is currently swapping the front end off his 99zx6r to a 00-02 style. The only thing is the gauge cluster mount and the headlight wire harness is different so you'll have to splice some wires and bulbs. The updated zx6r and zx9r frontends look the same but the mounting tabs are different so you will need a zx9r replacement. The conversion is definatly worth it!
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