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Old 05-30-2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default Re: '99 ZX6R Carburation Question.

You put an additional 7,000 miles on the bike with this problem?
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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main jets clogged?

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Old 05-30-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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Since the bike only had 9K on it after 6 years it obviously wasn't ridden much. It may have sat unused several years before the guy decided to sell it. In that case water will build up in the fuel tank and cause rust.



You might try opening the drain plugs and catch the drainings. Look at the drained gas to see how much particulate is in it. While the drain plugs are off spray some gumout into the bowls to fluch out as much as you can. Then reassemble. Also you can try some mix-in-the-gas carb/injector cleaner. Don't forget to replace the fuel filter as it may be clogged.



Also you should drain and flush the fuel tank to get rid of any accumulated rust. Never leave the bike for long periods with the tank partially full.



Now try riding the bike again. If it hasn't improved you may have particles stuck in the internals. In that case you have no choice but to remove and disassemble the carbs for a complete inspection. There's a myriad of things that could be wrong... leaky float, cracked boot, etc. These jobs are not hard to do. Just get a Clymer manual and follow the instructions.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:37 AM   #4
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Chuck Norris does not have carburetor problems. Carbretors have Chuck Norris problems.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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The boogeyman checks under his bed for Chuck Norris at bedtime
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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Take your battery over to kpaul's house and use HIS bike.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:21 AM   #8
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Serious answer: Check all of the above, and the valve clearance, as well.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:26 AM   #9
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Check and make sure the equalization tubes for the Ram Air are hooked up properly. There's a little tube that runs inside the ram air ducts that equalizes the pressure in the carburator float bowls as you increase your speed, and the pressure inside the air box increases.



Otherwise check the float height in the carburator bowls. If it's too low, you could run out of gasoline at high RPM's.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:41 AM   #10
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Chuck Norris would scare anything clogging the fuel lines out of them.
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