I have a 97 bandit 600 and after its ridden at say 40-60mph for a while when i go to slow down or even stop for lights it idles at 2000-3500 rpm.it starts normally, its just after riding the bike at these kind of speeds it happens.would it have anything to do with the cold as it was a very cold day when it happened?
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This may be the case, if you have no power at all, do you have a neutreol light? If so then the main fuse is ok, if you have no power at all, first thing to look at is the fuse located under a cover located on the starter solenoide, normaly this fuse goes as a result of short circuit or when being sparked out with jump leads or battery charger, check this first, then check the fuses located in the fuse box, then check for 12volts dc at ignition switch,
This could be ignition related or a fuel problem or even a combination. If you not mechanically minded you are probably better off taking it to a shop. If you would like to try some things first I would recommend changing the fuel filter and the spark plugs(make sure to gap them properly) if that doesn't work. After that it gets more complicated and the shop is your best best.
check for spark... if there is a spark it could be a fuel problem... check that the petcock is free flowing.. also try spraying brake cleaner in the air inlet... if it starts up that means that fuel aint flowing thru the carbs.. give them a good cleaning
probably your speed sensor gone down its a common problem, its held in with a 5 mil allen key and is located on the front sprocket cover if i rember correctly its a little black box just un bolt it and un plug it ,and fit the new one ,
hope this helps
It's time to adjust the valves. You have tight valves and most likely need to adjust the cam chain. This is classic when the valves are tight. Most likely you can start it up when cold ok but after a few minutes performance deteriorates this being due the valve lash being to tight. The miss fire is due to a lean situation.
The bandit 600 would be great for the twists and turns on european roads, but I suspect it might be to uncomfortable for long distances. It's not a touring motorcycle, and it's suspension is a bit stiff to run on long distances.