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Old 04-02-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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FI and exhaust leak questions.....

Hey guys,
I bought the used Full Akrapovic Race system yesterday and installed it today on my 06 ZX6R. Its in mint shape and only has about 2 months use on it. It sounds great!!

Here is my questions...

Can i make a homemade FI fix? If not, where can i buy one and how much does it cost?

Also, when i installed the exhaust, i was going to replace the header gaskets but when i removed the stock ones, they looked brand new since the bike only has about 750 miles on it. However, when i finished the installation and started the bike, i could hear a slight ticking noise near the front of the motor and i was thinking maybe the exhaust was leaking. I can figure out if it is just the usual ticking sound these motors have or if it is actually leaking. I used a bottle of soapy water and sprayed the exhaust a little but didnt see anything bubble up. I went back through the header bolts and double checked them to make sure they were good and snug. Has anyone else used the stock gaskets? Had any problems with them?

Just wondering what to do guys. Trying to figure out if i should replace the gaskets to see if the tick will go away or if its normal?

LMK guys!! Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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damnit taylor your too ****in ! and that bothers me.
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please do a search on kawiforums.com

the FI light is very common but can be easily fixed. the ticking is also normal. its the cam tensioner. i hope you bought a power commander cuz the bike may run like during some RPM ranges. that could be the noise but its hard to diagnose without hearing it.
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found on www.kawiforums.com previously known as www.zx6r.com
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I made my own fix from a piece of 1/2" wide steel strap..you know the strap with the slot, then a hole pattern. It was a piece from a car stereo install kit...
I cut two 2.5" peices of it and put them on top of each other kinda in a criss cross.
Undid the bolt on the servo wheel and bolted them on top of the wheel. So now when the key is turned on, the servo moves to the right and the strap hits the side of the cable mount, then the servo will go left and the other side hits..give it about 3/8" travel each way and it'll be fine...once it finds center it will just float in the middle and move when you rev it!!
It is a temp fix until I figure out how to fab up something else! Or perhaps Hindle will make one as I told them about it!! LOL!! Don't these guys ever go on the internet??!!!

edit: oh and I must mention, once you unhook the cables for the ex valve, the servo will just spin clockwise. Your FI light comes on. Drive the bike, no worries.
When you do this fix, or the real fix, you can set the servo wheel in the center by turening the key on and off until it gets to the correct spot...for my homemade fix, it really doesn't matter though!!!
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damnit taylor your too ****in ! and that bothers me.
LOL. Take it easy Nate! Just wanted to find out so i know for my own sake. No big deal, just figured someone on here might have had the same issue. Anyways , thanks for giving me a hand today with puttin all that on. I owe you one.

Thanks for the info on the other stuff guys. Ill look into making my own FI fix like that other guy did. Sounds like a smart idea.
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You got the Akra full ti system right?
On the Ti systems sometimes the clearance between the spigot adapter that bolts to the head and the header tube is a little loose.
If it bothers you that much, take the tube out of the spigot and put a light bead of red RTV around it.

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Having had this happen to me, I would check the gaskets again. They tend to want to fall out of the hole and then you tighten the headers up and the gasket gets crushed off center which will cause the leak. I put a little vasoline on the gaskets now to hold them in place and then tighten them up.
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The exhaust is a stainless/titanium race system.

The header and s-pipe is stainless steel and the slip-on is titanium. The evolution system is the full Ti one and that is the one i was planning to get but i saved about $900 by buying this used race system that was in mint shape.

Thanks for the help guys. Ill probably buy a new set of gaskets and use a little vasiline like you said and redo the header install.

Im just about my bike being perfect! lol
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As for the FI light, should i just rig something to work or is it important to buy the proper fix? From what i have heard, it would be kinda easy to rig it up.
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Since you spent that much for the bike and accy's then go ahead and spend a few extra bones for the proper fix. Call up akra, and see how much a new one costs, they may even send you one for free.
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Ok, ill order the fix within the next couple days. I gotta get ahold of akra and see if they will sell me one seperate.
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