Question about 2001 kawasaki ZX-9 R Ninja
Quick breakdown. I bought this bike after it had sat unridden for three years outside against my buddies house. My bro in law and I cleaned it up, replaced spark plugs, battery, fuel pump and fuel filter. After much reluctance it started up and I rode it over an hour home. Next day took off got two houses away and it dies. tried to start and it sounded as if I was out of gas. Filled it up started it which is when the problem of it dying if the rpm rose above 4 or 5. Pushed it up my driveway, next day tried to start it and now battery drains after trying to start it 4 or 5 times. It also makes a clicking noise instead of turning over that is coming from under the seat. Any and all help would be beyond appreciated. Im almost back riding after 2 years off and am itching to get out there again.
That clicking noise comes from the start-relay, that tells your battery is out of power or almost out of power, when the battery isent giving enough of power the start-relay clicks. Recharge the battery,
Now for that other thing, that your bike dies around 4-5 rpm, that can be caused by many things but i think that you will find the solution in the carbs. You told us that the bike has been standing outside for 3 years, that tells me that you carbs is in need of cleaning. Inside the carbs is a lot of smal parts that opens and closes when you hit the gas, after so long time outside some part dosent work as they should, therefore when you hit the 4-5rpm the bike dosent get the right mix of fuel and air since the carbs harsh and the bike dies.
Take the bike to a repaire shop and let them clean and calibrate the carbs and your problem will be solved.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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