CBR600RR Rebuild 2

Stu

Made a bit more progress this week but also ran into some issues. Stripped nearly all the paint off the subframe, took it apart and removed all the brackets, found some bolts to plug the holes and painted in the ‘spray booth’ aka the back of the trailer. While waiting […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 1

Stu

I’ve been making some good progress with the CBR this week. Apart from the engine, I’ve been scraping the paint off every component and cleaning/repainting as required. First of all, I got the swing-arm back in and torqued up all the engine mounts. Take note of the super clean rear […]

CBR600RR Frame Sandblast and Paint

Stu

Once the CBR600RR was stripped down to the engine separated from the frame, I decided to look into getting it sand-blasted. A lot of people online suggest using walnut shells as a media instead of sand to reduce risk of damage to the aluminum frame. I figured that in these […]

ZX6R Overheating

Stu

After the first couple of sessions at the track, when I got back to the pits coolant pissed out and then I noticed that the temp gauge was flashing HI. At first I thought it might just be an air pocket from not bleeding the system properly when I swapped […]

First time back on a track in 22 years!

Stu

Last weekend I got out to Grand Bend Raceway for a track day with KSR. The last time I rode on a track was on my Suzuki RGV250 round Mallory Park UK in about 1998!! That was about the last time I rode a road bike hard apart from when […]

2005 Kawasaki ZX6R – Sold

Stu

After buying the Duke I was hoping to sell the KLX but when I was offered this as a trade, I decided to go for it and look into going back on the track perhaps!! Found out that they do motorcycle lapping days at Cayuga, no racing license required, just […]