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2006 636 Maintenance scheduale - March 15, 2006, 08:48 AM

anyone have a link to an online maintenance manual? ive seen them on other forums but cant track one down right now.

or to be more specific what exactly needs done at the 500 mile check? is it something i can do myself? i know the oil need changed, but what else needs done?


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I would imagine check fluid levels.
Tire pressure
Tighten all cables that stretch during the break in period.
Some bikes need the valves like my VTX did, but i doubt it on the sportbike.


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March 15, 2006, 09:01 AM

Hey Matt, I have an '05 manual -- it should be the same. You can borrow it if need be.

For the 600 mile service there is pretty much only an oil change. Of course you should also do other things like check your chain tension, check the torque on all bolts, check throttle adjustment, clutch cable, brakes, etc.

Am I missing anything here? It's been awhile.
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Kawi doesn't recommend valve adjustment until something like 15k miles.
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Here's what I was looking for: (I remembered seeing it over on Kawiforums awhile back.)

http://m3.portfolioland.com/images/zx636-c1_600.html
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March 15, 2006, 09:09 AM

should be the same. I actually invested in purchasing the shop manual for my 03 RR. Totally worth it.


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March 15, 2006, 09:12 AM

There is absolutely nothing that you can't do yourself. The 500/600 mile services are quite simple. I don't have a link to a 2006 manual, but you can check out some earlier models online. There is a link already on this site, so search for "free service manuals". The Service will be pretty much the same. Do yourself a favor and buy a manual. It will be the best money you can spend on your bike. I can't say the same for paying a shop to do the 600 mile service for you. There are things that the manual recommends, that I can almost guarantee will not get done at the shop because it takes a ton of time to do (I know because several mechanics would laugh at me for doing them), and there is very little chance that anything is wrong with it. You may be inclined to skip them as well, but at least you won't be paying someone to skip them for you.
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Thank you Mr. 5 minutes too late.


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Well played. Bastard. How's the carpet smell, shitstain?
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nice, thanks for all the help.


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You dont know the difference between tight and loose? boy you need more than a maintenance manual for help then.


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Well played. Bastard. How's the carpet smell, shitstain?

A permanently borrowed steam cleaner works wonders!! fuker!


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