2001 ZX-6E front end - ready to bolt on. $200 + shipping

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2001 ZX-6E front end - ready to bolt on. $200 + shipping

Postby cknauf » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:46 am

Adjust preload and damping and enjoy twice the stopping power

I would normally post this straight to ebay but since the package is designed for our 650s and the calipers are useless on their own, here goes...

I've got a pair of 2001 ZX-6E fork tubes that will slide right into your triples (41mm). They are about an inch longer than the stock ones so they will sit that much higher above the top tree to maintain the same geometry. The benefits: ability to set preload (sag) and damping, and the option to put clip-ons above or below the tree. I installed these Sept 10, 2009 and took them off last weekend. In that time they have been to the track only two times and done about 30 laps. They are, in a word, awesome. I took them off because to race in Supersport I must retain the stock fork bodies.

The other, perhaps even greater, perk to this package are the 2001 ZX-6E calipers with EBC scintered pads. OH...MY...GOD! I'm not sure the math is right but double the pistons must mean twice the stopping power. It's not scary either. I was able to brake so much later with so much more confidence. Putting the stockers back on was a real let-down. The reason these are useless outside this package is beause the mounting lugs had to be machined for the caliper to be centered on the brake rotor. I used the stock bolts but put two SS washers under the heads.

Here's what I have into them:
$96 Fork tubes
$73 Calipers
$60 Brake pads
???? Labor
$229 TOTAL

$200 + shipping is a steal! Only problem is the forks are here with me and the calipers are in my trailer in Florida (doh!), so I won't be able to ship until Feb 3 when I get back from the next track day.
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Re: 2001 ZX-6E front end - ready to bolt on. $200 + shipping

Postby cknauf » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:29 am

Under offer...will repost if sale falls through. :clap:
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Postby v2831 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:48 pm

Is this setup still available? Can you guess the cheapest shipping to Connecticut 06611?
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Postby BaliLover » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:43 pm

Any pictures of this setup? Will it work with the stock wheel? Where in FL are you located?
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Postby cknauf » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:11 am

Sorry guys! It's now in the hands of a lucky rider in CA. If I had a 650 street bike or was racing in Superbike I would definately do this swap again. It was easy and mucho bang for the buck! If anyone's interested in in a little DIY I can provide my humble experiences.
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Postby Phenix_Rider » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:43 pm

cknauf wrote:Sorry guys! It's now in the hands of a lucky rider in CA. If I had a 650 street bike or was racing in Superbike I would definately do this swap again. It was easy and mucho bang for the buck! If anyone's interested in in a little DIY I can provide my humble experiences.

Post the details. Everything else I've seen says you need to swap out the triples too.
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Postby djrussell » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:43 am

phenix_rider, are you thinking of the zx-6r swap? those are USD forks and require different triples.

the zx-6e forks are not USD. the upper tube is the same diameter as the stock 650r so should slip right in.
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:08 pm

The ZX-6E front forks slide right into the stock triples. I am glad to say that i am the one to ended up with the front end. And what a difference it makes. But you can really tell that you need to replace the rear suspension after you do this mod. The peformance is great you have a better feel for the road under you over the stock. I would say, spend the $$ and up grade.
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:24 pm

(Sorry i could not edit my post) The only Mod that i had to make was mounting fender to the forks. I will post pictures as soon as i get it completed.
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Postby lhssnowman » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:16 pm

I would like to see a how to on this, I've been throwing around the idea of putting clipons on my bike but i really dont want to screw up the geometry and would like some adjustment on my front end. So you said that the clipons could be mounted above or below the triples, so I'm assuming that the tubes are longer??

Any info would be great, thanks guys
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:04 pm

The forks are longer thene the stock 650R's by about 1 inch. I installed a set of Vortec 41mm Clip-ons to the fork tube above the tree. There is one other item that i am going to get to complete the set up. I am going to get a universal brake master and a resevoir to help out with lock out. But that will be all. I have found the brackets that i need to mount the front fender and get in go running shape. Now i will go to my local shop and have them build me some custom brake lines (not needed only wanted). As soon as i get the front end completed i will post the pictures. I should have it complete by Wed. And i will give you the heads up on the system.
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Postby lhssnowman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:27 pm

Sounds good, thanks for the help
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Postby lhssnowman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:09 pm

is the zx-6e a zzr600? Im looking at buying some forks and just wondering which bikes have the 41mm tubes that will fit right into the 650r triples also does anyone now which years fit?

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Postby djrussell » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:29 pm

the zzr600 has 43mm fork tubes. the zx-6e is totally different than the zzr.
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Postby cknauf » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:20 pm

lhssnowman wrote:is the zx-6e a zzr600? Im looking at buying some forks and just wondering which bikes have the 41mm tubes that will fit right into the 650r triples also does anyone now which years fit?

thanks in advance

These were off a 2001 ZX-6E (41mm). Stock triples. Manny should be able to fill in the rest...
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Postby lhssnowman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:59 am

I ordered some 02' zx-6e forks last night for $75 on eBay, just wondering if you could show me what you did to the mounting tabs for the calipers. Also, are the zx brakes mandatory or can i use the 650 brakes while I look for a good deal before upgrading them?

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Postby cknauf » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:07 pm

lhssnowman wrote:I ordered some 02' zx-6e forks last night for $75 on eBay, just wondering if you could show me what you did to the mounting tabs for the calipers. Also, are the zx brakes mandatory or can i use the 650 brakes while I look for a good deal before upgrading them?

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Your 650 brake calipers won't work with the 6e forks -- the bolt holes won't line up. When you get calipers, bolt them on and measure clearance either side of the disc, then remove (machine or file) enough material from the surface of the caliper that mates to the fork to get them centered. If you do use a simple file, be very anal about taking material off evenyl and not scoring the edge of the calipers. You could get disc warp if aren't careful, and scores turn into cracks.

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Postby lhssnowman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:06 pm

Ahhh, that makes sense. Thanks when you said centered i was thinking it wasnt square on the disc. Dont know what I was thinking makes more sense now. Im assuming the axle fits right on and everything too?

sorry for the 21 questions, just want to make sure i have everything before I start the swap.

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Postby 951_ninjarider » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:50 am

You will need to use the complete ZX-6E set up including the axle. The only thing you will use that is stock is the brake lines and the trip. I am almost finished. i should have pictures by tomarrow. will post.
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Postby lhssnowman » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:39 pm

So is the setup that you have the complete zx-6e forks or are you using the 650 legs still? I saw a post somewhere where the guy took apart the zx6e and 650r forks and used the tubes and inners from the zx6 with the legs of the 650 forks. If you did that I dont see why you would need to switch axles and brakes. However Id actually like to switch brakes since they are larger on the zx. I just dont want to run into any problems with the zx axle and 650 front wheel, like I know some ppl have had with the USD fork swap.
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:09 pm

The ZX-6E front forks, axle and brakes work with the stock 650 wheel and rotors. You will not have to change any thing on the wheel at all. The reason that you are gong to want to use the complete ZX-6 front forks is because of the brakes. The brakes are a 4 piston and the stock 650 is a 2. And let me tell you what a difference the stopping is. The only other thing that i had to get was a set of clip-ons. I had the SV sport bars on there but they will not work. The Vortec clip-ons went right on and i have all the stock body work. But you are going to be in a completely different riding position also. I will be taking picture of the bike tonight when i get home from school. and will post them tomorrow.
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Postby lhssnowman » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:33 pm

Cool, I won some clipons today for cheap since Im not sure if I'm going to like the positioning or not, if not im not out much and i can order some risers if needed to run a set of bars. The stock bars arent that comfortable with me in stock form as Im 6'2 and cant sit completely upright as they are intended.
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:14 pm

With Clip-ons you are going to be sitting more in a SS type of riding position. You will not be sitting straight up at all. The best that i can say it is to grab your top tree you will just about there when riding with a set of clip-ons.
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Postby lhssnowman » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:05 pm

Yeah ive sat in the position just not going to be sure till I get some true seat time
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Postby lhssnowman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:58 pm

PICS YET!!!??? sorry im just anxious spring is just getting here and my bike is coming out of storage this coming week
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Fri May 21, 2010 1:12 pm

I have tried to up load the pics and it will nto allow me to. I am trying to up load them in a jpg form. am i doing something wrong?
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:08 am

So i got around to posting the pictures of the install and am know selling the parts. I only want what i have into them which is as followed:

Paid $200.00+S&H for the forks and calipers and new bracket to hang stock front fender
Paid $165.00+S&H for Vortec Clip-ons

Total asking price for set up $300.00+S&H and it is yours!!

If you want more pictures let me know and i can email them. The set up is great and i really don't want to sell it but i am re-upping and need to get rid of the bike. I will be moving to GA from CA and do not want to take it on the trip as i am going to be in Germany with in the next year.

I will also have other parts that i will be posting up as well once i start to get the bike back to stock.
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Postby Warhound » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:29 am

Still selling the front end?

Oh wow. Just noticed the date....
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Postby 951_ninjarider » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:36 am

Hello, The Kit has been gone for some time now. I do have the OEM Front Forks if you need to replace along with many other parts.
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