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97 ZX6R dies in neutral My ZX6R has trouble starting, unless I hold down the throttle. It will run ok as long as I'm on the gas, but it will idle very low, accelerate slowly, and shut off in neutral. Any help?

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  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2009

    I just bought a new battery, I followed the instructions for adding the acid and charging it. The battery seems to operate fine.

    I just bought the bike about a week ago, I think its an air/fuel problem, or I need to clean my carbs. The bike feels bogged down, and it sputters sometimes.

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2009

    I just bought a new battery, I followed the instructions for adding the acid and charging it. The battery seems to operate fine.

    I just bought the bike about a week ago, I think its an air/fuel problem, or I need to clean my carbs. The bike feels bogged down, and it sputters sometimes.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2009

    Not yet, I'm getting some carb cleaner tomorrow and then I'm going to take a look at it, and most likely clean my carbs while I'm at it.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2009

    Me too, thanks man.

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Sounds like the shims need adjusting. Get it on a dyno to check the hydro-carbon emmisions if they are too high the problem is some of the valve clearances are too tight. A re-shim will cure the problem

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BATTERY!

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  • Paul Blessing Jul 29, 2009

    Sounds like you may be right. Have you made sure the air cleaner is not clogged?

  • Paul Blessing Jul 29, 2009

    I hope you make out ok. Keep the shiny side up!

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