Top 20 1997 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja - Page 3 Questions & Answers


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Possible suspects:
  • IC Ignitor (CDI) (most likely);
  • connectors (likely)
  • pulser coil (least likely).

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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there should be a glass check on right hand side of case you will see the gears make sure bike is level might take two people it should read in center alittle water is fine

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Make sure you have the proper water acid level in each cell of the battery. Then, connect your battery to a trickle charger, which is a charger that puts out 1 - 3 AMPS continuous. Leave it connected for 48 hours. Disconnect the charger and allow the battery to stabilize for about one hour. Then check your battery voltage. If it is 12VDC try and start the motor. If it is below 10.8VDC, replace the battery. Most motorcycle batteries don't have a very long shelf life, and your battery is probably no good for sitting for more than three years.

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rewaork the carb clean it out and the jets as far as the jamming situation wow if it start i gear that simply means it struck in gear or jam un jam it by checking first the cable if not there then next the gear box

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You have to much air or to little fuel going in hence only works on choke, First check the carbs are not loose and the carb seals are in good order. If this does not work, then you will need to strip the carbs and clean all the jets and holes with carb clean spray. do one at a time and dont mix up the parts, allso check your air filter is clean and no obstructions are there.old rag etc. take lots of refrance photoes on the way

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if you know no 1 try 1342

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if its on the left side of the motor possible cam chain wearing it will make a rattleing noise have it check out if the chain skips a tooth it could be very costly

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First, test the pick up coil in the crankcase then check to see if you have 12 volts going to the ignition coils. I would then pull the plugs, open the pickup cover and manually move the crank to where the pickup is right at the magnet. Then I would follow the wiring diagram back to the and check for continuity on that wire. If that does not solve it then I would replace the CDI

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Without the manual, I would ensure they are set by holding carby vertical so that the float is hanging downward. In this position you shouldnt be able to blow into carb through petrol line and usually the float jointing will lie parallel to carb body

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Depending on the version, initial check would be for IGN +12 on the yellow/red wires of the ignition coils and pulsating voltage on the black & green wires when cranking.

Again depending on the versions, the white wire is the always ON +12 coming from the battery through the main fuse.

Postback how many wires to the ignition switch and results of above initial tests.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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the leak is from your shift shaft seal where the shaft comes out of the engine!... the fact that it is jumping out of gear is serious, most likely cause is burnt shift forks & rounded engagement dogs on the gears...major repair required to resolve this issue..

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Check the battery ..does it have full charge at 12volts plus?

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yes but you'll need to dismantle the engine and get any grit and sediment out of there, it will be all in the workings, don't even attempt to turn the crank it will shred the bores and bearings to pieces, all the electrics should be rinsed and drip dried. wash the engine parts in parrafin and oil them as you put it back together. big job but only way to do it.

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The nut that's louse is bewteen the handlebars and the seat. If it's missing you may have fouled a plug or a plug wires off. If you've forgotten that a bike that's run hard has to have the oil changed real often and you did;nr do it the engine maybe be partly scored up. if the therostate is bad or other cooling system problem has cropped up the engine may be damaged. Start with basic's Spark fuel compression. Thats the order thier cheapest in and good luck

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you are going to have to open up the carbs and look at your jets screws. take a thin wire poke it through and blow it out.. replace and enjoy the like new feeling ride.

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the adjuster is located in the under the sit and if u thinks is easy goahead and try it

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check the wiring it may be caught or being pulled wen turning

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Sounds like you need to remove the carbs and dismantle them and clean all the parts real good.
Remember if you separate the carbs from each other you will need to resync the carbs.

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