Kawasaki ZZR600 D Specs and Information…
The Kawasaki ZZ-R600 D was sold in the UK between 1990 and 1992 (although a few models were registered later then 1992).
The ZZR600D was a 2 tone colour 600cc, 4 cylinder mid weight sports tourer with monoshock rear suspension, 41mm front forks, twin front discs, built in front and rear indicators and a 4 into 2 exhaust system.
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Basic model info…
|Engine type:||Inline 4 cylinder (4 stroke)|
|Years in production:||1990 to 1993|
|Frame number:||Started – ZX600D—-|
|Kawasaki model code:||ZX600D|
|Style of bike:||Touring bike (fully faired)|
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Kawasaki ZZR600 D information…..
Side view of a 1993 (‘K’ reg) Kawasaki ZZR600 D.
A little bit about the Kawasaki ZZR600-D…..
Models and years (in the UK)…..
|ZZR600 D1 (April 1990 to March 1991)…..|
|Frame number started:||ZX600D-000001—-|
|Description:||599cc mid weight sports/touring bike with inline 4 cylinder engine, full fairing, built in indicators, 3 spoke cast wheels, 41mm front forks and rear mono shock suspension.|
|Available colours:||Two-tone red or blue|
|ZZR600 D2 (April 1991 to December 1991)…..|
|Frame number started:||ZX600D-014001—-|
|Description:||Same as above model.|
|Available colours:||two-tone black/red or blue/silver|
|ZZR600 D3 (January 1992 to December 1992)…..|
|Frame number started:||ZX600D-602501—-|
|Description:||Same as above models.|
|Available colours:||two-tone ebony/grey or blue/red/purple|
|Price new:||£5359 for a ‘J’ reg and £5235 for a ‘K’ reg|
Side/front view of a ZZR600 D3 engine.
Engine and gearbox stuff…..
|Stroke:||64 x 46.6mm|
|Engine type:||In-line four cylinder|
|Cylinder firing order:||1 – 2 – 4 – 3|
|Oil type:||10w40 Semi synthetic|
|Oil filter:||Filtrex OIF006 / Hiflo HF303 / Champion F301|
|Piston to cylinder bore clearance:||When new: 0.04mm / Max clearance: 0.072mm|
|Inlet valve clearance:||0.15 to 0.24mm (when cold)|
|Exhaust valve clearance:||0.22 to 0.31mm (when cold)|
|Valves per cylinder:||4 (16 valves in total)|
|Cam shafts:||Double overhead cams (DOHC)|
|Cooling system:||Water cooled|
|Gearbox configuration:||6 speed (1st gear down, 2 to 6 gears up. Neutral between 1st and 2nd gear)|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi plate|
Kawasaki ZZR600 D motor (side view).
|Fuel and carb stuff…|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (unleaded petrol)|
|Recommended fuel:||95 octane (normal unleaded you get from the garage!)|
|Carb:||Keihin CVKD 36 (x 4)|
|Idle speed:||1000 to 1100 rpm|
|MPG:||45 Miles per gallon (approx)|
|Tank range:||178 miles (approx)|
Rear wheel from a Kawasaki ZZR600 D3 (1992/93).
|Final drive stuff…|
|Chain length:||110 links|
|Free play:||35 to 45mm|
Brakes ‘n wheels…..
|Front brakes:||Twin (dual) discs|
|Front brake disc part no:||EBC MD4141LS and MD4141RS|
|Front brake pad part no:||EBC FA158|
|Rear brake:||Single disc|
|Rear brake disc part no:||EBC MD4007|
|Rear brake pad part no:||EBC FA129|
|Brake systems:||Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes|
|Brake fluid:||DOT 4 hydraulic brake fluid|
|Front wheel type:||3 spoke cast wheel|
|Front tyre size:||120/60-17|
|Front tyre pressure:||36psi (2.5 bar)|
|Rear wheel type:||3 spoke cast wheel|
|Rear tyre size:||160/60-17|
|Rear tyre pressure:||41psi (2.9 bar)|
Side/rear view of a 1993 Kawasaki ZZR600 D3.
Weights ‘n measures…..
|Dry weight:||195 kg|
|Seat height:||780 mm|
Kawasaki ZZR600 D battery (CB12A-A).
Electrics ‘n stuff…..
|Electrical system:||12 volts|
|Spark plug:||4x NGK CR9E / Denso U27ESR-N / Champion G59C|
|Spark plug gap:||0.7 to 0.8mm|
|Max alternator output:||24 amps (@ 8000rpm)|
|Regulated voltage:||14.5 volts (@ 4000rpm)|
|Starter:||Electric starter motor|
Kawasaki ZZR600 D carbs.
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|Engine and gearbox:|
|Oil change interval:||Every 10,000 km (6214 miles) or 12 months|
|Engine oil capacity:||3.2 litres|
|Engine oil filter capacity:||0.4 litre|
|Recommended engine oil type:||10w40 Semi synthetic|
|Oil filter:||Filtrex OIF006 / Hiflo HF303 / Champion F301|
|Hydraulic brake system:|
|Change interval:||20,000 km (12,427 miles) or 24 months (2 years)|
|Recommended brake fluid:||DOT 4 hydraulic brake fluid|
|Grease points and nipples:|
|Swing arm pivot and uni-track grease interval:||Every 10,000 km (6214 miles) or 12 months|
|Recommended swing arm pivot and uni-track grease:||Motorbike grease|
|Other grease area intervals:||20,000 km (12,427 miles) or 24 months (2 years)|
|Recommended grease for other areas:||Motorbike grease|
|Cooling system capacity:||2.5 litres|
|Change interval:||Every 24 months|
|Recommended coolant:||Engine coolant|
|Front fork oil change interval:||Change 30,000 km (18,641 miles) or 36 months (3 years)|
|Fork oil capacity (per fork):||0.450 litres|
|Recommended fork oil:||Medium (10w) fork oil|
|Final drive chain frequency:||Now repeat after me…..’I MUST LUBE MY CHAIN LITTLE AND OFTEN!!’ 🙂|
|Useful tightening torques…|
|Cylinder head (1st stage):||43nm|
|Cylinder head (2nd stage):||47nm|
|Magneto / flywheel:||78nm|
Kawasaki ZZR600 D dash, clocks and bar controls.
Not the sexiest bike Kawasaki ever made, but the ZZR600D was a good, reliable and solid sports tourer/commuter and was fairly comfortable to ride.
These beasties can be bought fairly cheap and are often used as winter bikes and commuters and are popular as a beginners first fully faired / sports style bike.
Although the colours changed over the years the ZZ-R600-D model was around, the model remained unchanged (so 1990 model parts SHOULD fit a 1992 model!).
BUT, the ZZR600-E model (which was launched in January 1993) had LOADS of updates and changes including a redesigned frame, so most earlier ZZR6 parts (including the ZZR600-D) won’t fit the ‘E’ model 🙁
Top/side view os a 1992 Kawasaki ZZR600 D.
If buying second hand, you get ALOT of bike for your money and they have enough speed for a beginner.
But, check the exhausts. The original downpipes and cans were mild steel and in the unlikely event there still on the bike, they will have been botched and welded.
Replacement stainless Steel ZZR600D headers are available (but cost mucho £££!).
Because this was a 4 into 2 system, buying replacement exhaust cans is usually about double the cost of most bikes (’cause you’ve got to buy 2 cans instead of 1).
Also check the oil cooler as these are prone to rot and won’t cool the oil if the cooling fins have gone!
Top/side view os a 1993 Kawasaki ZZR600 D3.
Please note – The information provided on the Kawasaki ZZR600 D specs page is ‘to the best of our knowledge’ and should not be taken as 100% accurate!!