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I just picked up a '92 ZX11 - i'm 37 and this is my first bike since i got rid of my 86 ZX1000 15 years ago.

Anything in particular i should know about these guys? Any tricks tips etc?

Thanks - i enjoy the posts.

Brian
 

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Just be careful these bikes are not ment to be riden buy beginners, not that you are a beginer but, it's very easy to get in over your head on these bikes. Other than that have fun and be careful.
 

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There's always that #3 rod bearing issue...
Seems like the #3 rod bearing on our bikes starves of oil at high sustained RPM. There have been a few people I know that had the #3 piston decide to leave the engine. I bring mine up to but never past the redline, but just for a very short blast... I then hit third and back off.

That's enough thrill for me.
 

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There's always that #3 rod bearing issue...
Seems like the #3 rod bearing on our bikes starves of oil at high sustained RPM. There have been a few people I know that had the #3 piston decide to leave the engine. I bring mine up to but never past the redline, but just for a very short blast... I then hit third and back off.

That's enough thrill for me.
2 of my friends had the same prob.... be careful my friend. It's one powerful beast you got there. Make sure u treat her right and she'll return the favour. Get hold of the service manual and familiar yourself of it's internal.... anyway, enjoy your bike...
 

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The best and absolutely more important advice is to always keep the oil level very high. Do not use the maximum recommanded level but fill it until only a small bubble of air appear in the sight window.

The lower and higher levels have small marks casted in the engine cover. Do not consider those levels but go as I wrote above.

Also, avoiding wheelies is a good habit to take to avoid #3 going away...
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Funny you said that - that exact thing happend to this bike a number of years ago - he ended up getting another ZX11 engine and replacing the whole thing (because the piston decided to 'leave' the engine).

Thanks for the replys - this board is a wealth of information.

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