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Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by FFCiv, May 31, 2006.

  1. FFCiv

    FFCiv Senior Member

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    Last night I picked up my first bike: a 2000 zx6r. It currently does not run as the previous owner left gas in the tank from last summer with no stabilizer. So I am venturing a guess that the carbs are all gunked up.
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  2. reikoshea

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    teh hotness...do you live in tx? That bike shouts it....either texas or NC.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Is that a big number 8 ? It IS a big number 8 ! YEEEHAW


    YA'ALL LIKE NASCAR !?
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    im from CT. it is a number 8. funny thing is the dude i bought it from was aa big black guy named victor. extremely nice and funny guy and i guess has a thing for nascar
     
  5. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    caught in a mosh...
    moved to Auto Multi-media section

    :)
     
  6. FFCiv

    FFCiv Senior Member

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    but but but its not a car
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    and its nascoon not nascar
     
  8. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    get ready to start burning oil... kawi's are famous for burning oil and lacking power... but nice LOOKing bike. Good for a first timer though. I doubt the carbs are gunked up from bad gas, but I'd suggest a carb sync anyway, and then run a couple of tanks of premium and carb cleaner to make sure. Replace the fuel filter too. Bad gas doesn't cause a bike to not run, it'll just run kinda crappy.
     
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    ahhh, so kawis are like h22s eh?
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    no, h22's can make good power... :ph34r:
     
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    They are? Since when?
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Its like going to a camaro board wanting to hear something good about a mustang.

    Kaws are good bikes, besides everybike has their own issues. some Honda F4i owners have changed their CCTs 5+ times in under 10K miles, some Honda 600RRs burned oil from day one. blah blah blah.

    Besides power wise the ZX12R has been one of the big dogs for the last 5 years. right up there with the busa.
    now they have the ZX14R.

    on top of that the ZX10R has been rated the most sick bike out of the liter bikes since day one. it's also the most likly to never give you a 2nd chance and kill you faster then anything else out there.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I'm specifically talking about the older ones, you may have gotten lucky, but EVERYONE I know that has own an 80's or 90's kawi ninja, has had nothing but complaints about the engine. Granted, they are still diehard fans of the bike, but the engines were crappers. I haven't heard of that being the case for the newer ones. Being that yours is a 2000, you may be in the clear.

    and double :werd: to the zx10r I want one. a guy wanted to sell me his with an ohlins rear shock and new 208gp's for 8k. I had just bought my R6 new, and was like, "F me!". He tracked a sick gsxr1000 in AMA amatuer road racing, and had no need for the zx10r.
     
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    new lower profile tires? looks weird to me... atleast the front does
     
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    Pulled off tank and airbox today. gonna try pouring carb cleaner into the carbs tomarrow before i go pulling them off and give it some fresh gas.
     
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    don't be a homo, wear a helmet :)
     
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    if the gas is only a year old, it should run just really crappily. my wrecked 98 accord still starts and runs with gas that's a year and a half old. regular, too.
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    yea but your 98 accord doesnt have carbs sonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Carbs or EFI, bad gas is bad gas, and will do the same to both. Both types of fuel systems can get dirty and gunked up, carbs are just older technology.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    when I got my Z, it had 13 year old gas in it...it still ran fine....and it was carbed....
     
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