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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2008, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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NOOBY QUESTION wooooooooooooie

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I am thinknig of trading in my ZX14 for a 2006 brutale 910S. I am new to the forum and haven't had much time to research it, but what are some obvious, need to be fixed items on this series of bikes? I know some are having problems with a faulty fuse box right? and some sort of oil leakage from some mysterious orifice? Anything you guys have to say will help me greatly on deciding!
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Welcome aboard. Make the trade, you won't regret it. If it has the cat on it you will want to get rid of it and get a mid pipe. You won't know about the ecm until it goes bad. Some don't.

I don't know about oil leakage, but if you over fill the coolant bottle it will overflow.

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Oil leak???? nope....where did that come from?....later models electricals seem better...mine certainly has been trouble free (knock on wood now that I've said that). Early Power Supply Units (relay/fuse box..aka CDI) may or may not be problematic.

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Agreee with all above--had 24,000 miles in 30 months on mine.
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Haven't had mine long but i cant get this stupid grin off my face!

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ZX-14 to a Brutale? Quite a change you're making there. It's a good one!
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I have a 2006 910s and have had no problems what so ever with it, I have however taken one of the throttle return springs off, which makes the throttle action a little lighter, set the suspension up a bit softer and put a mid pipe and arrow shorty exhaust, with a power commander on, to sort the on off switch that was the throttle. These are all things I didn't have to do, (nor should have had to) but they have made a big difference to the rideability of the bike IMO. Even without doing all that the Brutale is a scream and I'm sure you'll love it,

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my cylinder head gasket leaks but maybe it is from a crash only had one ;-)

has anyone experience with changing it. is it just screw the top off and change the gasket? or has the engine to be readjusted afterwards???
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Remove the throttle return spring as mentioned above. Depending on how your fueling is, midpipe + powercommander helps (or full exhaust system). That cat is like 50lbs!
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I've had electrical problems with my 2005. But, the bike is an absolute blast to ride. It is worth it. You won't ever ride anything like a Brute. It is an exotic bike. Be prepared for some caveats though. All bikes have them. The electrical problems can be resolved with a new fuse box. It is getting it that is the problem.
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