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Hey all! Just got my new 2000 ZX6R. Never touched a bike before in my life. This one feels pretty good to alot of people that have though. Saw this and saw a great opportunity. It has been sitting for about 3 months now, and the gas was in it the whole time. I have been riding it now and then despite the 30 degree Nebraska weather right now. Anything above 5 grand or 50 mph it stalls out real bad. Think it is just old gas? Lemme know what ya think!

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I'd start with fresh gas and go from there. It may run a bit rough in the 30 degree temps too. As far as it being your first bike...your sittin on a rocket ship...becareful out there...its easy to make a mistake when the adreniline is pumping and experience is at a minimum.
 

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i think they both are right. i bought my zx6r salvaged and i fixed it up and i had bad gas mess up the plugs. it is also my first bike, ever. take the msc course. it will save ur life. really.<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Thanks for the replies so quick!

As far at the safety issue goes, that is already taken care of. Signed up for MSC course here. I also do not do anything crazy on it yet, untill I can learn what it acts like under certain conditions.

As far as cleaning the carbs goes, is that pretty easy? I am assuming you just take the fairing off (of which I have not done that yet either) and it is pretty obvious where they (2?) are at? and taking them off and cleaning them should be no prob at all. I have rebuild many carbs from my car before, never even SEEN a motorcycle carb though. Cleaning should be simple?

Would it be smart to just do plugs/filters/oil change/etc. while I have the fairing off and in the garage too? Seems like it would not cost much?

Just looking for some ideas on where to move next with it.

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to make cleaning carbs easier you might have to off the tank.

Vin:"I live my life a 1/4 mile at a time"
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~Respect - where would I find the fuel filter/plugs at? sorry, like I said, beginner!

~Arturo - taking the tank off just gives easier access to get to the carbs to take them off right?

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fuel filter, just follow the fuel line, the plugs are under the tank (take it off)There are 4 of them on top of the cilinderhead. replace them, it won't cost mutch.

BTW. don't take of the faring, by removing the fueltank you can reach almost everyting.

2003 green ZX 636 R

Edited by - Respect on 12/24/2002 16:59:25
 

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there are 2 bolts at the front of it, and 2 more under the seat.

The ones at the front just come right off. To get at the ones under the seat, first remove the rear seat. Look inside the trunk, very far forward, like almost under the front seat. There is a single bolt in the middle. Take it out, and a little black peice of metal it's holding down. The front seat should lift right out now.

Once thats off, you can see the bolts holding down the tank, remove those.

There is also a fuel line coming from the gas tank into the engine. make sure the fuel is set to OFF, and then disconnect that hose (you may want to have someone help, its a little bit awkward by yourself.

There is also a breather hose coming from the tank, this can come out with the tank.

You're done!

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Sounds kewl. It is supposed to be decent weather here (like 50, but still decent for Neb. in Dec) so I am gonna yank the tank, change out the plugs adn fule filter and see if that will not help my little stalling problem that seems to be holding me under 5 grand. I have not even gotten the full effect yet of the bike itself because I am limited to such RPMs but maybe that is just someone highers way of saying that for my first bike, If I have to have this one, just keep it under controll for a while!? dunno, but I'll give a shout and let ya know how it turns out.

Oh yeah - I got some pics that are on the way too. I have one already but that is from the dealership and it still has the for sale sign on it. Did not want to mislead anyone!

Naz :cool:
 
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