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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by Traph on Today at 01:56:48 AM »
As far as I can tell primarily dealers other than aftermarket accessories can be sourced elsewhere...a bit of a monopoly I think...
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by wallycycle on Today at 01:34:30 AM »
Thanks. Good to hear!

Also, curious about how things work down there. You mentioned that your dealer wanted AUD 550 for the book. Do you have third party vendors like a Partzilla there where one can order OEM parts or are they only available from an authorized dealer?

thx
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by Traph on Today at 01:18:41 AM »
Hey mate around 3 weeks from mem...its one and half inches thick, no page numbers so cant say how many pages...one thing annoying is lack of color as all images are grey scale at best...well worth the money though as it cost AUD 220 delivered...
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by EXBEN on Today at 01:16:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by wallycycle [+]
Hey Traph, just curious. Did you receive your service manual? Curious as to how long it took once shipped to reach Oz.
I ordered from Partzilla & received it in 2.5 weeks & cost under $220 delivered
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by wallycycle on Today at 01:04:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by Traph [+]
I ordered the 02 as well...according to them it is the new version of the manual...

Hey Traph, just curious. Did you receive your service manual? Curious as to how long it took once shipped to reach Oz.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Tank protectors (2020)
« Last post by jmathews on Yesterday at 06:35:29 PM »
Decided to keep it as OEM as possible so I coughed up the $80(!) for the oem one.... looks amazing, sticks well, provides good coverage....
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I called the Dealer mechanic, a good 30-year guy who trains the others, and he told me, there's nothing super-high tech about the first service....basic oil change, chain tension, and visual inspections of lines, breaks, as simple as it gets.

Just remember all the best practices like using the right torque specks on the Oil Plug and filter, use a new washer, don't leave on the old filter oring, etc...  all the other items are just inspections, unless you really need coolant, which only requires a panel come off and a cap undone...

"Keep all your receipts, if you show good evidence it was done and done correctly, it won't void the warranty."


So in the spirit of American Independence day, I'll just do it myself.
 
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: ZH2 Service manual
« Last post by jmathews on Yesterday at 05:29:22 PM »
Well, the 2020 ZH2 service manual is $125 in the US.  Now we just need an amazing person to buy it and spend a day Scanning in all 500(?) pages :)  Whoever does that is going to be the ZH2 god and famous worldwide.

https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/owner-center/service-manuals/2020/ZR1000KLF

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Z H2 - Main Chat / Do-it-yourself 1st 600 mile service - Rookie mechanic
« Last post by jmathews on Yesterday at 05:23:35 PM »
Hi ZH2 guys, just need an experienced ZH2 owner second/3rd opinion...

I'm semi-handy.... been doing my own dual sport maintenance and car oil changes for several years....nothing major, just oil, filters, brake pads, chain and adjustments, lube/grease, rotors, tires, etc...

 my question is, do you think there's any reason a guy like me should take in my new ZH2 for the 600mi breakin service?   I can do the oil change and check all the items EXCEPT I'm wondering what I need to do for these 3 items:

- Check Coolant System
- Check Fuel System
- Check steering play

Those are the only 3 items on the 1st 600mi service that I'm not sure what all to do.  My coolant is near the LOW line, like everybody else....
My dealership can't see me for 3 more weeks and I'm already at 1,050mi and I don't want to ride it anymore without do the first oil change.  I have the oil, filter, and tools to do everything myself...

Should I just do it, or wait and take it to the mechanic for $200?  If I can figure out these 3 items above, I might as well do it myself this weekend and keep riding, right? :)

Thanks!
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Engine oil type
« Last post by jmathews on Yesterday at 08:34:57 AM »
Are oil changes on the ZH2 as simple as any other bike?  I mean, take the plug out, (is there a washer?), unscrew the old filter (do I need a filter tool? is there a filter oring? Do new ZH2 filters come with orings?) , put the plug back in with washer, torque, put on a new filter, fill her up, set, check again, start bike, let idle, turn off for 3 minutes, check again, that's it?

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