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Sluggggggish i got a 98 zx9 when you give it any throttle its like its running on 3 cilenders bike moving or standing still havent had no work done on it lately SOME BODY PLEASE HELP?

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  • fozzbear Feb 19, 2009

    my bike is not smooth at 0 to 1500 rpm. there is hesitation when i first start to accelerate.



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Check spark plugs and make sure the carbs are in sync, also check for debris in fuel injectors...a pebble will mess everything up.

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I ran out of gas on my Kawasaki ZX9 and it runs not very well now! How do I clean the carbs out?

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There are videos. Tank off, air filter box off, disconnect linkages and fuel pipes, remove carbs, clean the bottom float chambers and then the jets. Reassemble and balance the carbs. Not done this for a few years but fairly straight forward.
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Wont crank in gear changed clutch switch changed kick-stand switch if running n let kickstand down it shuts off all three wires on clutch switch is producing fire 2000 zx9

I am not 100% on this one but I have owned several newer models 06 09 and 2010 and they all had cut out switches or kill switches if clutch wasn't pulled in or if stand was down they would not be able to start... So called safety devices they were called but damn annoying I felt no doubt you feel the same they all could be bypassed but in my experience bikes and their electrics should never be altered unless essential or your a master electrician
I am assuming your bike runs and starts well with clutch in and in neutral and with stand up ??
maybe ring your Kwaka dealer to confirm as I said I not certain when these safety switches started to be installed

May 24, 2011 | 2000 kawasaki ZX-9 R Ninja

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Yamaha 82 model XJ650: Throttle cable will not move. Disconnect cable from carb linkage and cable works freely, no resistance. However, if reconnect to linkage, throttle will not move. Bike has been...

hi sounds like the main spindle shaft that operates the carbs has seized spray penetrating oil wd40 or similar all over the outside of the carbs giving them a good soaking leave for a good few hours
and gently try and wriggle the throttle cable till it starts to move then spray it some more if this doesnt work remove the carbs and clean them out putting penetrating oil inside the throttle bores
you will probably need to take off the lower fuel bowls and clean them out too if its been standing a long time the fuel avaporates away and your left with a lot of corrosion inside that must be cleaned
out as it will block fuel flow through the carbs

Feb 22, 2011 | 1982 Yamaha XJ 650

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R1100s 2000 65000miles After a 30min or more run upon stopping a clicking noise comes from the rear of the bike as the suspension moves. This has gone the next morning when the bike is cold.

Possibilities include:

-worn shock bushings
-worn/faulty bearings at final drive pivot point

If you have a center stand for your bike, you can do some diagnostic work yourself with the bike on the ctr. stand.

Try moving the wheel while holding it at 12 and 6 and 9 and 3 O'clock positions. Listen/feel for clicking. This would indicate a loose or defective final drive pivot bearings.

Lift the wheel from the 12 o'clock position and see if the click noise comes from the shock bushings.

Very hard to diagnose without a center stand or service stand.

Good Luck

Sep 08, 2010 | BMW R 1100 S Motorcycles

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My ZXR 400 is cutting out when given throttle

Dont know if you have solved it but check your stand cut switch maybe loose

Jul 18, 2010 | 1993 kawasaki ZXR 400

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Will 1994 ZX9 fairings fit on a 1998 ZX9??

No... the 94 bike is a different design, also the frame is a complete new design on the 98

Mar 25, 2010 | 1998 kawasaki ZX-9R Ninja

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I just purchased a ktm 450 exc ....... I have just been on a 300km ride over 2 days. (I had oil done before I left even though I only had 135km on it) Looking at the sight glass re the engine oil it...

with the bike standing on it's wheels and held upright. Be sure to give the oil time to run through the crankcase when you stand it up. Next time you change oil, don't go by the bubble. Read your manual and measure out the correct amount to add.

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Suzuki gsxr Carbs Loading up?

check your spark plug if it burns ok. if it burns white its ok, also clean your carburator and the air cleaner after that start the engine again. if it does not change the problem is youre cdi unit.

Apr 15, 2009 | 1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750 WR

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Starting problems,misfire and eventual refusal to run

Hi it is definatly some dirt in the carbs, remove the main feed line from the tank into the carbs and gently blow some air into the carbs, and keep your face back, what this will do is blow any excess fuel includeing the dirt and trash that are in the jets out. just be careful not to blow it into your eyes. To actually see whats happing removing the airbox is also a good idea.I had the same problem with my 2002 zx9. Good luck

Feb 15, 2009 | 1999 kawasaki ZX-9R Ninja

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