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step by step to remove 14 plastics

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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step by step to remove 14 plastics

Would it help anyone if I posted step by steps pics and explanation
of how to remove the plastics on a 14?

Or has everyone figured it out already....
   
 
Old 09-22-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Yes, I'm sure that would probably be helpful to some folks.
You need to get that 14 forum cranked up anyway.
I say, document and post every little tip ya have!
   
 
Old 09-23-2008, 06:52 AM   #3
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Gessh, I ain't dropping my panties for all of ya to see....:D

I'll do the pics on plastics removal, then the camera goes off....:D
I gotta admit, there's a guy on Bland that did a step by step, full of pics
and how to's, that took a stock 14 and did it all... swingarm, special
clutch basket, timing retarder, elctro boxes, oil pan... I mean a full
teardown, to get it track ready.

I'm not gonna dup all his work... but taking the plastics off a 14 is tricky
if you don't know how.. and it's easy to break stuff. Since he didn't show
that I thought I'd contribute that.
   
 
Old 09-23-2008, 08:21 AM   #4
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Beauty is only skin deep. Skin that 14 son!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!
   
 
Old 09-23-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Yeah, that would be very cool---especially if the pics were hosted here in 'our' photo gallery.

Make sure you get a close up of those center-punch release pins that are under the nose. Those are a PITA---until you break them or read the directions.
   
 
Old 09-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #6
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l2m, Yes that center pin deal needs to go... i replace that with a better
fastner that removes easily. But you don't want to break the plastics.

Also, the tiny tab on the ram air covers snap off real easy too... those need
to be pulled sideways, away from the instruments, before pulling out.

Another little known fact is the bottom covers need to come off and swing
out like bomb bay doors, so the tabs don't get broken... and they need
to come off in order to remove the side covers.

They can stay on if you are replacing the air filter, but the grills need to
come off before youy can remove the top gas tank cover.

Don't miss the screws on the grills that are way forward and tucked under by
the exhaust headers.
   
 
Old 09-24-2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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If this is the thread, then I am the guy:

-My ZX-14 Build Thread- @ ZX-14.com

It's still a work in progress....but 220 pictures so far. I thought of posting it over here as well, but too much work to transfer everything.
   
 
Old 09-24-2008, 02:54 PM   #8
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Quote:
If this is the thread, then I am the guy:

-My ZX-14 Build Thread- @ ZX-14.com

It's still a work in progress....but 220 pictures so far. I thought of posting it over here as well, but too much work to transfer everything.
I enjoy that thread. :cool:
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:17 AM   #9
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Warp, Kudos to that thread, I check it a lot just to see the progress. I'd love to document everything I have done, but it is just so damn time intensive. Thanks.
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #10
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Step by step on how to remove plastics.

Step 1) Remove bolts and plastic pins.
2) Done
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #11
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Thought it would be 2 steps from you, Jere:

1. Plug in Sawzall
2. Utilize same.
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #12
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Flyer, is there any other way???:D:D:D
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 09:05 PM   #13
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Quote:
If this is the thread, then I am the guy:

-My ZX-14 Build Thread- @ ZX-14.com

It's still a work in progress....but 220 pictures so far. I thought of posting it over here as well, but too much work to transfer everything.
A most EXCELLENT thread... my hats off to you..... your attention to detail and explanation
is just top notch... and it also takes a big man to show where you made a mistake on the
wheel spacer. We're all human... good job again.

Jere

Last edited by 238mph; 09-25-2008 at 09:07 PM.
   
 
Old 09-25-2008, 10:11 PM   #14
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Hey Jere it's not all that hard to get the plastics off a 14.. Line that bitch up next to my 10R and I'll rip that shit right off there for ya.... ;)
   
 
Old 09-26-2008, 05:20 AM   #15
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Quote:
Step by step on how to remove plastics.

Step 1) Remove bolts and plastic pins.
2) Done
Now that tells me you haven't done it yet.....:D:D:D:D

I don't wannna hear any crying when you break something....
   
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