I have personaly rebuilt 2 04s that have come through my shop that the genrator has came apart. They seam to eat the shafts up and get to slaping the case and send metal through the motor. The only change to the later bikes were the spacers and thrust washers.
over 20,000 miles on my 04 and no troubles.
tires, oil, oil filter every 3000 miles
spark plugs chain sprockets and check the valves at 18000
almost at 21000 and just did the fork seals.
The left fork was leaking so I did them both.
Wasn't to hard and didn't take long, maybe three hours total time.
Look at the price for piece number 42033 on the 2005 diagram (over $600). And look at the price for the gear 16085 (almost $500). And the shaft ($165). They all have different part numbers - and there are other different parts, those are the expensive bits. This is a $1500 job by the time you are done.
I've heard that there is a way to update the 2004 alternator to fix the clearance problem that they were manufactured with by changing some of the washers, but I don't know anything about this approach. Given how finicky this alternator seems to be about its clearances, what are the chances that attempting to fix something that isn't broken will cause a problem that wouldn't have happened had it been left alone? Anyone know anything about this?
Hi , need to find out what other bikes run a 320 or 330 mm front disc that has the following spec. 320mm diameter , 80mm hole with 5 mounting holes and zero offset . Same for the 330 mm disc , 80 mm hole with 5 mounting holes and zero offset . I want to purchase NG rotors as I can get a good...
Put Blue Max back to OG form going back to OEM tail section, added a Luimoto seat cover. Basic mod list for the newbs. BST wheels, ohlins ttx and forks from 3rd gen, third gen arm, 6r linkage, Brembo Hp calipers, Galfer rotors, Akra Evo II full ti system with JDM K factory Can, powebronze...
I just want to share some pics and info of my mild 04 ZX10R build.
Straight off the truck. Got it with 8,400 miles, I’m the second owner. Extremely well kept.
Engine and swingarm off detailing and replaced any rubber pieces that were cracked after 16 years.
Thought I'd let you see what I've done in 5 weeks since buying this tired 2 Owner 16,500mls Black 04. This is my second one the last was mint and I wished I'd never got rid of, however I traded her in for my HP4 Competition in 2015 which i still have.
On the surface the bike looked fine, paid...