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I got a 1998 Ninja ZX-6R back in November. The thing runs great. I changed the spark plugs, cleaned the air filter, I had a stuck float and I changed the oil every three thousand miles. It runs better now than when I first got it cause it sat for almost a year. My problem is that in the past three months the bike will just flat out stall when I pull the clutch in. It does this either when I am up shifting, down shifting, or any gear for that matter. My Ninja just doesn't care. It fires right back up when I push the starter button and it runs flawless. Is this a common thing with the 1998 NInja or something else wrong. Obviously it ain't nothing major. It just annoys me. I would appreiate it if someone responded. I posted this on another sight and got nothing back. I ain't making this up.
One more thing I have a Yosh RS-3 slip on. It ain't jetted. When I changed the plugs the old ones were the right color.

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Just when you pull the clutch lever in any gear?

sounds like a nuetral saftey switch problem. Wiring glitch there somewhere. Check down on the kick stand to make sure it goes all the way up and that the nuetral switch / kick stand move freely.

Dont think there is a switch on the clutch itself. I believe the motor gets killed when nutral light goes out, if the kick stand is still down.

Doesnt sound related but gota start somewhere.



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Check your Clutch Cable, see if its loose or stretched, that may cause it to stall when you're not moving.

I take it if you are switching gears you are moving? If so how fast are you going and what happens, try to give as much details as you can.

Your carbs can be dirty and out of sync, your vavles can be out of speck, it can be a ton of things.

Sorry to be so broad buut it really can be.
 

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i have that exact problem. i have a 00 6r. i only have the problem when the bike is first warming up, i.e. it will only happen just after i let it choke and ride it for the first few blocks. it only stalls when i pull the clutch in like when i'm coming to a stop light, but then it will fire right back up. i adjusted the idle speed so that it runs at about 1600 rpm, which is up from 1200-1300. i've only ridden it once like this, but i didn't have the problem. keep me posted on any changes you make and i'll do the same.

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r u guys letting the bike warm up enough? I mean the carbs on the zx-6r take awhile to get warmed up, then turn off the choke and ride...

you really shouldn't ride too much with the choke on...

My bike takes about 5-10 minutes to warm up with the follwing procedure...


Turn on key, choke bike about 75% of the way, I never seem to need full choke on this bike no matter how cold it is. Then start the bike, then slowly adjust the choke until the bikes is idiling arounf 1500-2000. as the bike warms up, keep adjusting the choke to keep the revs in the 1500-2000 range. Then close the choke compleye and the bike should iddle around 1200 rpm.

This seems to be the best way to make sure the bike is warmed up properly. Seems like overkill, I know, but I have never had any problems with my bike.



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My bike is completely warmed up. I have the ditigal temp gauge so the operating at least for my ninja is three to four bars. Five to six if siting in traffic on a hot day. It does when I am slowing up to stop at a traffic light. I pull the clutch in to down shift into first and it will stall. I will be doing 100 m.p.h. down the road and when I have to slow down and shift in a lower gear it will do it then when I pull the clutch in. Sometimes I will be getting on it and up shifting and when I pull the clutch in it will stall. Last night it did it to me almost everytime I touch the clutch. There seems to be plenty adjustment left on the clutch cable. I was thinking the side stand switch but my friend didn't think so. Then you guys mentioned maybe the values need adjustment. I was thinking that also. I will have to wait untill fall though to get them adjusted though cause the bike shops around here are to full. Any adjust the valves on a 98 Ninja before? If so is it fairly easy? How can the carbs get out of sync? If you don't mess with them they shouldn't get out of sync should they? Maybe dirt can do that. Would the carbs have to be taken apart to be cleaned or can I run carb cleaner in the fuel tank? Any of you guys think it is the fuel filter? I know cars usual don't spit and sputter but they will stall now and then when the filter is getting full.
Well thanks guys for all the help. Guess I will have to save up a serious amount of cash for this coming fall so that I can get my bike overhauled if it aint something simple.
 

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yeah, i know what your talking about now, the temporary solution would be to up the idle somewhat, but it sounds like you need your carbs cleaned and synced IMHO...

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did you ever get this problem fixed...cause i'm experiencing the same thing and was wondering what you did to solve it


Originally posted by mlrzx6r

My bike is completely warmed up. I have the ditigal temp gauge so the operating at least for my ninja is three to four bars. Five to six if siting in traffic on a hot day. It does when I am slowing up to stop at a traffic light. I pull the clutch in to down shift into first and it will stall. I will be doing 100 m.p.h. down the road and when I have to slow down and shift in a lower gear it will do it then when I pull the clutch in. Sometimes I will be getting on it and up shifting and when I pull the clutch in it will stall. Last night it did it to me almost everytime I touch the clutch. There seems to be plenty adjustment left on the clutch cable. I was thinking the side stand switch but my friend didn't think so. Then you guys mentioned maybe the values need adjustment. I was thinking that also. I will have to wait untill fall though to get them adjusted though cause the bike shops around here are to full. Any adjust the valves on a 98 Ninja before? If so is it fairly easy? How can the carbs get out of sync? If you don't mess with them they shouldn't get out of sync should they? Maybe dirt can do that. Would the carbs have to be taken apart to be cleaned or can I run carb cleaner in the fuel tank? Any of you guys think it is the fuel filter? I know cars usual don't spit and sputter but they will stall now and then when the filter is getting full.
Well thanks guys for all the help. Guess I will have to save up a serious amount of cash for this coming fall so that I can get my bike overhauled if it aint something simple.
 
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