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I purchased a 92 katana gsx600f from a friend and I have a couple questions. one: when checking the oil does the bike need to be on center stand or side stand? When I have it on side stand the oil window shows no oil. How do I get the right amount of oil? and two: my idle is either too high or too low. I can't seem to get the right setting from the throttle stop screw. The bike runs good but when I come to a stop is is idling around 2000-2100 and after 30 sec. or so it drops down to 1000 and below almost dying. What could be my problem? Thank you in advance.

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To check your oil always have your bike upright and level. Using the center stand always makes for a quick level check before a ride. Some windows have a high and low mark on them, or a center dot on them for correct level, or a high/low bar behind the window to judge correct level. You may have to take your carburetors apart,clean and inspect them. Fluctuating idle is normally an air leak or improperly synchronized carburetors. Inspect your intake manifolds for cracks and separation , take off your carb tops and inspect the diaphragms for cracks, Inspect your float needles for wear, and make sure all the jets and passageways are clear. Check air screw settings and synchronize your carburetors(make sure that one carburetor is not set higher than the other three.) Your bike is almost 20 years old and cracking rubber is now an issue.

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You check the oil on the center stand.Ad oil to you get it to the to line on the sight glass.As for running problem that could be a vacuum leak.Or carburetor problem.
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