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Yes I know it was covered in a topic but check this out...

I ordered the bars off eBay and they came in the mail yesterday. I go to put them on and, well, there is no way to remove the old bars from the riser and put my bars in. The EX has a bolt to unscrew on the inside riser and the zx does not. Additionally, the EX bars have a fitting(bottom pic) that the zx does not. The bars are from a 1994 ZX600 D. One bar is bent and I'd think bending it back is a terrible idea.

I read in the handlebar mod post that you can use any zx-6 bar form '88-'97. So how do you go about doing it? I would get the woodcraft clip-ons but I'm tight on $$. By the way how low are the woodcrafts in comparison to the stock bars?

Thank you in advance.
-Matthew


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That's right. The ZX-600 D isn't the same. It's the ZX-600 A thru C that IS the same from 1988 thru 1997. I'm a source of that info, maybe the source you used. I'm often confused with the 600 offerings that Kawasaki made, multiples in the same year by the later '90's. I just looked these up on mrcycle.com factory microfiche to verify for myself.

The designation in later years is 600R with no ZX- suffix. Then there's the ZX-600 plus the ZX-600R. All three in 1997. :eek: YET, the full factory numbers are all ZX-600 but with a suffix of A thru about E. That includes the one tagged 600R which then gets the ZX-600C designation in the parts book. I'm not sure they could make this more confusing if they tried. :)

The riser part numbers are 46012-1175 and 46012-1176 and are the same from 1988 thru 1997. The models suffix A thru C are the ones that will work.

Here's a link to the fiche. Handy for future reference.
http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_section_detail.asp
 

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Do the one piece bars, ZX-600 D thru E still fit? Is that what you mean? They very well may.

The ones I have used, from the ZX-600C series and prior to A, listed as available from 1988 to 1997, are just like the risers on our EX's except for the fact that they're about 1 1/4" shorter and angled differently, about 5 degrees down, netting out at about 2" lower at the grip. They also have a radius shape that needs to be filed off. It is in the plane parallel to the bolt holes. All else is bolt on including the handlebar from ours. It bolts right into the 600 riser the same as the 500.
 

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Thanks for the info. I wish I could find a pair. I would not have purchased these without doing my research but I was desperate since I could not find any for months. Anybody know any site's besides eBay that would have these?

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Do you have a cycle recycler anywhere near you? If so, check them. With that many years, chances are they'll have some. If not, I just picked up another one of these bikes and will likely be checking my local guy. I could check if he has any extras.
 

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I'll call around next week. thanks though.
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FYI, Pinch point with zx600c risers. I only get pinched when backing outta parking spaces, and I'm acclimating to the new risers fairly quickly so that should stop soon.


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cool , any big difference with those, handling wise , or just for comfort. although you said your hand gets pinched
 

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I like the bar position better than OEM, as I'm leaned over the majority of the time. I added them at the same time that I raised the rear and resprung both ends so its difficult to assess whether or not they help with turn in (turn in is greatly greatly improved over-all though).
 
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