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Old 09-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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2006 kawasaki zx-6r clutch question?

Hey guys, I'm new to the site and fairly new to riding. So my question is, when I get around 11k rpms the tach shoots to redline like it would be revving in nuetral. This would be my clutch slipping right? If it is, is there anyone on here who can help me replace it? maybe for a case of beer?

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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is the engine rpm actually going up faster paced then you were accelerating?

then yes, likely. When you're engine is creating peak torque, the tire isn't going to give so the clutch is the weakest link in the system.

Not for beer, but Motorcycles Unlimited does top quality work. Or look over a service manual and assess if you may be able to do it by yourself.
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636 is known for tranny issues so i wouldnt be surprised if your clutch is going out. but if you start missing gears.. get worried lol
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Also... now that I think about it... how is your oil? Is it really old?

Is there flakes and clutch material in it? The drainplug should be magnetized
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636 is known for tranny issues so i wouldnt be surprised if your clutch is going out. but if you start missing gears.. get worried lol


Eh, we don't have many clutch problems, so I'd be surprised. If it's actually slipping out of gear, THEN I wouldn't be.
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well its not going out of gear.. like when im in second it wont go into nuetral, same with the others.. it just stays in gear, i know this because i upshift and keep going lol

I havent changed my oil recently, only have like 1200 miles on the oil in there now and i didnt have this problem before when i had it changed so i didnt know to tell the guys to check... but when i buy some new pads so i can put them on i'll ask the guys what they think at Humble Kawasaki

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well its not going out of gear.. like when im in second it wont go into nuetral, same with the others.. it just stays in gear, i know this because i upshift and keep going lol
it wont go from 2nd to N? that sounds like tranny.. not clutch
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:55 PM   #8
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636 is known for tranny issues so i wouldnt be surprised if your clutch is going out. but if you start missing gears.. get worried lol
How many miles do you have on yours? I have like 13,000
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it wont go from 2nd to N? that sounds like tranny.. not clutch
no no no I meant like when it slips its not being thrown into a different gear.. it stays in the gear it is supposed to be in.. tranny and everything works fine, its just when im going WOT in gear once i hit like 11k rpms its feels like its spinning freely and just revs until i switch gears..

It does go into and out of every gear just fine, just clarifying this
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Did you just put a PC3 on it? When I first put mine on my 636, it did that but after like 20 miles it stopped.
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Did you just put a PC3 on it? When I first put mine on my 636, it did that but after like 20 miles it stopped.
No, But it does have a power commander on it from the previous owner..
Oh good lord I hope this is the problem and not my clutch lol

Ok so should i just remove the Power commander? I have a muzzy exhaust, but I cant tell if it is a slip on or not (I know I suck at giving info.) how will I be able to tell if it is a slip on? Cant i just remove the power commander if its a slip on and not have to worry?
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k.... good point Gumby.

1. remove the power commander if its just a plug in play system and recheck. obviously you're not gonna tear it up for too long.

2. this happened AFTER the oil change? Did you use the proper, recommended oil? the transmission shares the same oil as the engine so not using the correct stuff w coat the clutches w the wrong oil...

something to consider. it is possible that it happened wo the oil change effecting it, but seems like a probable cause, especially if you've changed oils or shops you've taken it to...
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #13
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ok I'm not sure which ones are plug and plays, but this is the model I have..
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Is this the same one you have Gumby? Because I have no idea how to remove it because I didn't install it.
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sounds like the clutch to me....pretty easy swap, and not too expensive at all.
if you get on the kawasaki forums im sure there is a right up in there.
cant be much different then a zx10, and i did mine twice, its about an hours worth of work really
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That is the USB model. Bring the bike to my house and I'll put the PC on it, download the map for your exhaust and I can also change your clutch for you if you buy the plates and springs. I can get OEM replacement parts for 25% off retail.

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Yeah, to take it off, you have to lift the tank up, (use a mallet or basketball to hold it up) Then unplug each wire from the lower injector and plug the stock wiring back into the injector, also the same with the throttle sensor and the battery. (The cool thing about the model PC3 is that you don't have to splice into the ECM) I would try that. Might have a bad PC3. To look for stock headers, most of them have springs to keep them in tach up near the headers, if they are just bolted straight to it, most likely on the 636 they are stock and you have a slip-on. Honestly a PC3 isn't needed with a slip-on but can help. And good point CalTX about the oil. Make sure you use the correct kind. 10w-40/20w-50 full or semi synthetic. Good luck!
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You can download Maps, the program, and instructions here!

http://www.powercommander.com/powerc...mdl=54&yr=2006
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Did you just put a PC3 on it? When I first put mine on my 636, it did that but after like 20 miles it stopped.
????thats crazy
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????thats crazy
Yeah, I know. At first I thought my bike was Fu«ked up! Then I rode to work and it was like perfect!
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That is the USB model. Bring the bike to my house and I'll put the PC on it, download the map for your exhaust and I can also change your clutch for you if you buy the plates and springs. I can get OEM replacement parts for 25% off retail.

Mmmmmmmnnn Beer.

haha ok I've got two offers to help out with the clutch replacement.. I already have the Power commander on the bike, I just don't know if the previous owner had the map downloaded onto it. Where are you located at Diggler?

These are the clutches I'm looking at:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-6R-Parts.aspx

http://www.solomotoparts.com/product...cat=422&page=1
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