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Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by yorkie » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:27 pm

This is where I'll be posting most of my mods, rants and general crap on my zx-12r.

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Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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ZX-12R Quick Action Throttle Mod.

Post by yorkie » Wed May 13, 2015 11:42 am

I've done this Mod to my zx9 and did a write up on that which can be found here if you interested. http://www.ZX-9R.Net/viewtopic.php?t=45086
On the zx9 the difference is more pronounced when first using it on the road and took a little getting used to, but on the zx12 not so much, this could be because I'm already used to how if feels.

Anyway, its a nice, quick and easy mod to do, which means giving your wrist an easier time when riding the bike, and I'd recommend it the everyone with a zx-12r.

Here are a couple of pictures showing the differences between the two and the throttle cable adjusters.
If you need more slack to make the throttle snap shut then you will need to trim some of the cable outter sheath off at the engine end is best.
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Here is a list of bike this throttle is fitted to if you want to source a second hand one off ebay.

460190001
GRIP-ASSY, THROTTLE
KAWASAKI
New UK Price:£20.98

Assemblies where 46019-0001 is used
2001 ZR-7S (ZR750-H1) - Handlebar
2002 ZR-7S (ZR750-H2) - Handlebar
2003 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B1) - Handlebar
2003 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-K1) - Handlebar
2003 Z1000 (ZR1000-A1) - Handlebar
2003 ZR-7S (ZR750-H3) - Handlebar
2004 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1) - Handlebar
2004 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-B2) - Handlebar
2004 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-M1) - Handlebar
2004 Z1000 (ZR1000-A2) - Handlebar
2004 ZR-7S (ZR750-H4) - Handlebar
2004 ZRX1200R (ZR1200-A4) - Handlebar
2005 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C2) - Handlebar
2005 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636-C1) - Handlebar
2005 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600-N1) - Handlebar
2005 Z1000 (ZR1000-A3) - Handlebar
2005 Z750S (ZR750-K1) - Handlebar
2005 ZR-7S (ZR750-H5) - Handlebar
2005 ZRX1200R (ZR1200-A5) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA 650R (EX650A6F) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000D6F) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400A6F) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636C6F) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX636D6F) - Handlebar
2006 NINJA ZX-6RR (ZX600N6F) - Handlebar
2006 Z1000 (ZR1000A6F) - Handlebar
2006 Z750S (ZR750K6F) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA 650R (EX650A7F) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000D7F) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000D7FA) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400A7F) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400A7FA) - Handlebar
2007 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600P7F) - Handlebar
2007 VERSYS (KLE650A7F) - Handlebar(A7F/A8F)
2007 Z1000 (ZR1000B7F) - Handlebar
2008 CONCOURS 14 (ZG1400B8F) - Handlebar
2008 CONCOURS 14 ABS (ZG1400A8F) - Handlebar
2008 NINJA 250R (EX250J8F) - Handlebar(J8F)
2008 NINJA 650R (EX650A8F) - Handlebar
2008 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400C8F) - Handlebar
2008 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400C8FA) - Handlebar
2008 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600P8F) - Handlebar
2008 NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600P8FA) - Handlebar
2008 VERSYS (KLE650A8F) - Handlebar(A7F/A8F)
2008 Z1000 (ZR1000B8F) - Handlebar
2009 CONCOURS 14 (ZG1400B9F) - Handlebar
2009 CONCOURS 14 ABS (ZG1400A9F) - Handlebar
2009 ER-6N (ER650C9F) - Handlebar
2009 NINJA 250R (EX250J9F) - Handlebar(J9F∼JAFA)
2009 NINJA 250R (EX250J9FA) - Handlebar(J9F∼JAFA)
2009 NINJA 650R (EX650C9F) - Handlebar
2009 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400C9F) - Handlebar
2009 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400C9FA) - Handlebar
2009 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400C9FB) - Handlebar
2009 VERSYS (KLE650A9F) - Handlebar(A9F)
2010 ER-6N (ER650CAF) - Handlebar
2010 NINJA 250R (EX250JAF) - Handlebar(J9F∼JAFA)
2010 NINJA 250R (EX250JAFA) - Handlebar(J9F∼JAFA)
2010 NINJA 650R (EX650CAF) - Handlebar
2010 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400CAF) - Handlebar
2010 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400CAFA) - Handlebar
2010 VERSYS (KLE650CAF) - Handlebar
2011 NINJA 250R (EX250JBF) - Handlebar
2011 NINJA 250R (EX250JBFA) - Handlebar
2011 NINJA 650R (EX650CBF) - Handlebar
2011 NINJA ZX-14 (ZX1400CBF) - Handlebar
2011 VERSYS (KLE650CBF) - Handlebar
2012 NINJA 250R (EX250JCF) - Handlebar
2012 NINJA 250R (EX250JCFA) - Handlebar
2012 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400ECF) - Handlebar
2012 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400ECFA) - Handlebar
2012 VERSYS (KLE650CCF) - Handlebar
2013 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400EDF) - Handlebar
2013 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400EDFA) - Handlebar
2013 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400FDF) - Handlebar
2013 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400FDFA) - Handlebar
2014 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400EEFA) - Handlebar
2014 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400FEFA) - Handlebar
2015 NINJA ZX-14R (ZX1400EFFA) - Handlebar
2015 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400FFFA) - Handlebar
2015 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400FFFB) - Handlebar
2016 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400HGF) - Handlebar
2016 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400JGF) - Handlebar
2017 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400HHF) - Handlebar
2017 NINJA ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400JHF) - Handlebar
2017 VERSYS 1000 (KLZ1000BHF) - Handlebar
2018 Ninja H2 SX (ZX1002AJF) - Handlebar
2018 Ninja ZX-14R ABS (ZX1400JJF) - Handlebar
2018 VERSYS 1000 (KLZ1000BJF) - Handlebar
2018 Z900 (ZR900AJF) - Handlebar
2018 Z900 (ZR900BJF) - Handlebar
2018 Z900RS (ZR900CJF) - Handlebar
2018 Z900RS (ZR900CJFA) - Handlebar
2018 Z900RS (ZR900CJFB) - Handlebar
2018 Z900RS (ZR900EJF) - Handlebar
Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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ZX12 B3/4/6 Remote Fan switch

Post by yorkie » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:46 am

The zx12 B3 onwards in the uk have the headlights come on when the starter button is released.

The zx12 B3 (& some B2s) onwards in the uk have the headlights come on when the starter button is released.

Here is a quick write up of what I did. The pictures give more information and a better idea.

First you will need to source an early zx12 righthand switching unit, the one that has the Headlight/sidelight switch on it, and the extra 4 pin plug for them, the plugs will need to be the Sumitomo ones.

The handle bar locating pin holes are in the wrong position but the switching unit locating pin can snapped off or filed down, or an earlier handle bar can be fitted, I happened to have one.

I wired the fan to the Headlight position, as this would still allow me to use the side light position for day time running lights if I want.
You will also need to swap 3 pins over in the 6 pin plug as they are wired differently to the one you removed its not hard. Check the pictures. You can unlatch the pins from the front of the plug with a small instrument screwdriver by slightly lifting the locking tab above the pin.

You now need to put two wires into a female 4 way sumitomo plug, look at the picture to see what and where to look for one.

Now run a pair of wires round the loom and upto the junction box. I used red and black 2 core cable as this was convenient, and I soldered the red wire into pin 5 of the 10 pin plug at the fuse box. This is the feed to the Horn, so its not much used.
Then run the other wire to the Blue wire on the Fan relay.

The pin are easy to remove, again by lifting a locking clip to pull the pins out, you can now solder the wires onto the pins. The pin will take some heat befor the solder will stick correctly.

Job Done.

I have since found out that I often leave the fan running, and only notice when I come to get off the bike, so I decided to put a fan running LED up behind the clocks for an easy reminder.

I decided I would use a 2 colour LED so if a fan fuse failed I would know. I fabricated a small bracket by bending a thin length of ally from B&Q to hold the LED and attached to the headlight bolt mounting.
I used a Model servo extension cable to make a plug to the LED, and cable to attach to each fan feed from each fan plug, with an earth running to the bolt on the side of the frame. This work really well.

But the LED faintly lights when I go over 70mph due to the fan spinning in the wind generating a voltage. On the upside though, this comes in handy when the clocks are covered in rain and when I have a full tank bag fitted (hard to see the clocks) as its now also a speed indicator. Bonus.


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To add Fan running LED.

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Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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Re: Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by yorkie » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:04 am

Here are a few interesting pictures.
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Red Master Key, only the bikes with the kawasaki imobalizer ignition switch fitted, uk at least.
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Spark Plug Tool, a must have item to change the plugs on a 12.
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Check the internal Bolt nut as it can come loose when tightening the outside one, causing a poor connection, which can trash a battery quickly.
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A lower temp fan switch.
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Slack in the drive train? check theses, yours wont be this bad, but may have play, a bit of play can be removed by adding 1cm by 1.5cm bits of push bike inner tube to the backs stops with a dab of glue, this works well.
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Renntec rack spacer sizes.
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A and B seats.
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Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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Re: Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by yorkie » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:18 am

After reading a while ago of someone with starting problems stripped and cleaned there starter motor fixed the problem, I thought it would be a good idea to have a spare, (you can't have enough spares :grin2:)
I spotted one on eBay that had a snapped off seal ring section and thought I may be able to change that end out of a spare zx-9r one. Well it was the same, and while I was in there I checked and cleaned it all out, bunged it on an old battery and spun it up. So I now have a spare.

I used a new battery that I'd never used the voltage was only 11.5volts and at first, would not spin up the motor, I then also attached my multimeter to see what was happening. When I applied the starter motor the voltage dropped straight down to 3 volts and would not spin it over but after a couple of dabs, the motor started to spin and the voltage slowly rose back up to over 6 volts spinning the motor quicker and quicker. Just goes to show even a new unused battery needs to be used and kicked back into life occasionally.

Now just for information, most parts are interchangeable, but, the armature output shaft on the zx12 is 1 to 2mm bigger in diameter and 4mm shorter so that part is not interchangeable.

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Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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Re: Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by e1_ZX-9r » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:07 pm

No, you can never have enough spares. Looks like your little gamble paid off handsomely. =D>
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Re: Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by yorkie » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 pm

Checking the ODO milage on removed zx-12r clocks.

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Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

Please will forum members put their bike model letter, & 1 or 2 after their Profile Location. eg: Your Town & B1,2,3,4 C1,2 E1,2 F1,2
As all zx9's are all slightly different, and I get fed up having to ask which model & number, as a year may not be accurate.
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Re: Yorkie's zx-12r thread.

Post by e1_ZX-9r » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:19 pm

Interesting contraption. With the correct pin-outs, bet it would work when looking to illuminate a stand-alone 9R dash too.

p.s. I still think the pic of you on your 12R with pucks is so much more impressive. :ys
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