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    Hi There, I've just bought a 1996 ZZR600 and love the bike, the ride is superb, although cosmetically, it is far from perfect having been dropped once or three times it is good mechanically, I think/hope, however there is signs of water in the oil which after reading my manual, I'm hoping is a mechanical seal job, if anyone who can shed any light on this job, I'd very much appreciate it.



  • #2
    Welcome to the site.

    Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the ZZR 600.

    Hopefully some one will come along soon that will have some information.

    I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.


    • #3
      Welcome aboard Longway. Like Big O, I can't help with knowledge about your bike. Howerver, water in the oil is probably most often caused by a blown head gasket. I would probably also investigate the water pump to see if there is a seal that could let water past and into the crankcase. Some of the latter year Kawisakis also had an integrated oil cooler running through the radiator. There are a few members here that might have some better ideas. Hopefully they chime in soon. I think around that time period the ZZR600 in Europe was designated as the ZX6, or something similar here in the States.


      • #4
        KN, this ride's for You.


        • #5
          Further to my first post and now having clocked up 800 miles I can confirm once the new oil had been up to temp on a run of 50 miles + there are no issues with the oil, must be just condensation with new oil and short journeys


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            • #7
              Nice pics! The 600 looks in good shape for a ‘96 and like the BSA race bike, would like to have seen Guy Martin ride it!
              My ol' ZZR1200 pics:


              • #8
                Welcome aboard, Longway

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