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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Problems with my new zx-10r

Hey Guys,
As some of yall know a week or so back I purchased a '06 ZX-10r, I'm having two problems currently and wanted yalls input.

A) There is a ticking noise almost like the valves are knocking? (i havent been past the break in point)
B) When I go to down shift the gears stick, and I mean they stay there, it will not down shift unless I drop the clutch.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Bill
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 11:33 AM
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A) It just might be a Kaw thing! They are known for loud valve trains.

B) Are you sure your clutch is adjusted correctly? Check your owners manual.




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My F4i does the same tranny thing. If I am out on the highway or interstate running at speed in 5th or 6th gear and I come to a complete stop without downshifting, I can't get to first gear without "popping" the clutch, push down a gear, Pop the clutch, push down, etc. until I get to first... I thought it was just a "Honda thing"
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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But my 636 never had the clutch problem, and I've owned two of them and never anything like this happened.
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But my 636 never had the clutch problem, and I've owned two of them and never anything like this happened.

It is the Synchronizers in the tranny, not the clutch...
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If your in fith or six gear and you come to a stop with out down shifting, the clutch needs a bit of movment in it to move the shifting forks on the drum sometimes. so dont sit there and stomp of the gear lever if you cant shift, you can bend the shift forks. try holding in the clutch and rocking the bike forword a bit wile shifting down.

BUT......if you going down the road and it is sticking you got a problem. #1 its a kawasaki....Just kiding. no realy check your clutch lever free play i belive it should be like 2-5 millameaters. or you have bent shiftforks.

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also you 636 has different internals than your new zx10.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyway, figured it out just incase anyone wants to know!!!

A) The ticking noise was in my head I had them do a valve clearence, and all was A ok.

B) While in there I had them check the clutch, there was a small tag of metal blocking the gear from going down at certain times which was removed.

Now its all good!

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Well that was good news.

All done under warrenty?




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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2006, 02:06 AM
 
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B) While in there I had them check the clutch, there was a small tag of metal blocking the gear from going down at certain times which was removed.
You should ask them were that pice of metal came from. usually you can tell kinda what its from.

Also since it is a brand new bike go and talk to the owner and get someting in writing that you brought the bike in for that problem only after a week or so and if there is any other kinda of damage done to your motor in result of that pice of metal found that the shop will pay for the new motor or any other laybor that the bike might need.

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You should ask them were that pice of metal came from. usually you can tell kinda what its from.

Also since it is a brand new bike go and talk to the owner and get someting in writing that you brought the bike in for that problem only after a week or so and if there is any other kinda of damage done to your motor in result of that pice of metal found that the shop will pay for the new motor or any other laybor that the bike might need.
You should know where it came from. If they didn't replace what was broke. It may cause a problem later. Like a broken clutch basket or worse.

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Good call! I will do thanks gentlemen!


Sincerely,
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New bikes come with a warranty for a reason. The dealer should have documented what they found and charged Kawasaki for the work they did to find the piece of metal. However, checking the valve clearance should be paid for by the customer, whether or not there was anything out of spec.

BTW, motorcycle transmissions don't have synchronizers.

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Listen to Larry... he knows a little about this... he has owned his own shop before and now is the general manager of a large dealership!




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