Top 20 1997 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja - Page 4 Questions & Answers

it`s very simple there 6 bolts 2 in the front and four in the back two for the tank and the other two for the bracket for the batterie and if yours is like mine then u have to unbolt the gas switch down below on the left side and fish your hoses up through as you pull your tank off u may need two people

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Sounds like you need to remove the carbs and dismantle them and clean all the parts real good.
Remember if you separate the carbs from each other you will need to resync the carbs.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, remove the sparkplugs, note and postback the colors of the tip.

Almost always, idling problem is a carb issue (air/fuel mix & amount), On the otherhand, refusing to accelerate past a certain speed (or more particularly, a certain RPM while under load) indicates an air leak. Test drive the bike again and note where it starts to fail to accelerate, consistently on 35MPH or a particular RPM.

Please postback results of above checks.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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Check the compression in the cylinders, if it is low it can exhibit these symptoms.

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2 qts even with filter. 10-40 bike oil only, must be type t or be certified for wet clutch use. will say on the back of bottle, most auto parts have it

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, check:
  • black wire from the ignition coil that goes to the CDI;
  • check the terminal/pin of the black wire at the connector before the CDI;
  • check the 4 wires from the pickup coil, their connectors and their connections to the CDI.
Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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Depends if the oil and filter and oil cooler have been dismantled. If not and only the old oil has been drained it should be approx 4lr's, should state this under the oil filler as a guide. If its a complete strip down and rebuild your'll need at least 4.5ltr - 5ltr's so put in 4.5 and run for 5 mins, then check level

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The ignition key switch energizes the CDI then coils

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Please see you other post.

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see if the coil packs have power

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i dont think you can because it wouldnt work...iv tryd the same thing but my gxer was a 07 and tryd to put it on a 02 and it was totaly diferent

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if you're getting intermittent operation, then you have a loose wire. first, check that all your connectors are properly seated. then check the wires going into the connectors by moving them while the light is on. if the problem hasn't surfaced yet, then your going to have to check continuity of your light wires from the battery to the bulb. this is more easily done if you buy a Clymers Manual for your Kaw. Good luck.

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Considering the age of the bike, it is probably time for new friction plates in the clutch. Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part and/or the notation "Not Available" is in the description, the part is not in stock.
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Underneath the oil pan there is an oil sensor which works the same as your fuel gauge, with a floater.This must be probably stuck all the way down from the oil change.

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use a ohm meter see that the cdi box is getting a signal from the pulse generator or take the cdi box to a derler and have it checked

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Only the dealer knows for sure. It will be several hundred dollars because after cleaning, the carbs will need to be balanced and synchronized as well. Ask a couple of dealers what they would charge.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my understanding, the problem is 'no spark' yet the engine cranks. Generally, to consider are:
  • pulser coil (least likely);
  • ignition coil (likely);
  • interlocks (likely);
  • CDI (most likely).

Offhand, the CDI would be the main suspect. Since the CDI is sealed, it is not possible to do component level checks. The only way to check if the CDI is good is to check the external connections; if they are good and yet no spark, then the CDI is bad.

How to check the above:
  • to check the pulser coil, measure the low voltage coming from it using an analog/needle type AC voltmeter. While cranking, it should show a flickering low voltage;
  • to check the ignition coil, use a continuity tester. Primary should measure 3 ~ 5 ohms while primary to the high voltage end would measure 15 ~ 18 kilo ohms;
  • the ignition coil has 1 terminal connected to the IGN +12 while the other terminal is connected to the CDI. This should have a pulsating voltage when cranking.
  • all the interlocks could be checked with a continuity tester. Please note that most interlocks has a diode connected in series with their wires.
The interlocks include:
  • clutch switch;
  • side stand switch;
  • neutral light switch.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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In the tachometer there is an integrated circuit that gives out of it 3 cables.The bike will not work without this IC plugged on the main clock's harness.

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