Hi, I have a 97 ZX-6R. A little background here: lately my bike has been getting harder and harder to start and get going. Every once in awhile I would have to hold the starter down for about two seconds rather than just the click of a button. Also I have been having trouble getting the bike not to die on me as I am releasing the clutch to leave. Then one day I was about to leave and I let the bike warm up for about five minutes and it then died. I tried starting the bike again but then it wouldn't start. After a few hours I tried and again and it did start. The bike died on me after letting it sit warming up for awhil. I tried starting the bike again and it wouldn't start.
I talked to some guys I know and they suggested I check the sparkplugs for a spark, dirty air filter, and the carb or fuel line. I tried to look at those items and I couldnt take the fuel line off that goes from the tank to the petcock. The fuel line seems to be stuck on the petcock. It is like the end of the line was heated up and shrunk onto the petcock. Is there a good way to take this fuel line off or will I have to cut it? If I cut it, where can I buy a new one?
Also, do you guys have any other ideas what the problem might be or how to troubleshoot it? I was told it might also be a vacuum line problem?