Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R J1-J8. A MUST for every ZX6R owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 2001 to 2008
Number of pages: 372 pages
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Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is a 600cc class motorbike in Kawasaki‘s Ninja sport bike series. It was first presented in 1995 and has since been regularly upgraded in response to new models from Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. In the 1980s, the ZX series was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki bikes, and it still bears that moniker today.
Kawasaki released the ZX-6R in 1995, with very similar appearance and characteristics to the ZX-9R introduced in 1994, including the ram-air intake that Kawasaki had developed since the 1990 ZX-11 (ZZ-R1100). The original ZX-6R weighed 401.2 lb (182.0 kg) dry, 454 lb (206 kg wet), and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 3.6 seconds. After four years of selling a 636 cc ZX-6R for street usage and a separate 599 cc ZX-6RR for displacement-restricted racing classes, Kawasaki only produced one ZX-6R in 2007. It displaced 599 cc.
The engines in previous years of the ZX-6R were all produced from the same basic design, but the all-new engine for 2007 was completely reworked from the crankcase up. Following in the footsteps of its competitors, Kawasaki’s new engine featured a stacked gear configuration with the crankshaft, primary drive, and countershaft arranged in a triangle structure for a shorter, more compact powertrain. It is now around 40 mm shorter in both length and breadth, and it is believed to provide more cornering space. Kawasaki states that by employing a former 125 cc Grand Prix racer as the ZX-6R’s head development rider, Tomomi Manako, an emphasis on track usage has been placed. The frame, swingarm, suspension, brakes, and body were all totally overhauled, and the bike has very few elements in common with the previous model. The color design of the ZX-6R was carried over to the 2008 model year.
The first J series, which superseded the G in 2000, increased power to 112 BHP by raising the compression ratio from 11.8:1 to 12.8:1. The J series received a few updates, including a 180-section rear tire, a second headlamp, an upgraded generator, and stick coils (coil on plug) in place of the usual coil with HT lead.
With Honda’s CBR600F4i, Suzuki’s GSX-R600, and Yamaha’s YZF-R6, Kawasaki made an unexpected step for the late 2002 models. With the ZX-6R A1P, they upped the capacity of the typical 600 cc (37 cu in) motor to 636 cubic centimetres (38.8 cu in). The “636” labels on the fairing were the sole distinguishing feature of this variant, which utilised the J series bodywork. Kawasaki also offered a limited production 599 cc (36.6 cu in) variant, the Ninja ZX-6RR, for riders who required motorcycles for displacement-restricted racing, but the 636 cc (38.8 cu in) ZX-6R would be their flagship mass production middleweight sport bike.