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Hey everyone, just bought a 99 Zx6. It's been a bit doctored but for 1300$ I thought it was a good deal. Guy drove up on it. Just got an inspection 20 minutes before I bought it. Fresh tank of gas and it started up just fine. But the guy I got it from said he ran into a couple issues. He had to take the top of the intake off because it wasn't getting enough airflow?? and the throttle goes forward and spikes in rpms.... Also it idles at 4k no matter what. I'm gonna post pictures and more info during the day tomorrow to see what you guys and gals think. I'm patient and down to do the work myself if able. Any and all help is more than appreciated.
 

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Hi! Welcome!

I am useless at troubleshooting engine problems, but before the smart people come on line... Tell us a bit about yourself, how long have you been riding? Any other bikes? Oh and... :worthless

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carbs, carbs, carbs. Start with a rebuild and I would bet that 90% of those issues go away.
A coworker had the same issues, after going through a deep clean it was much much better. There are guides here as well as on youtube that can point you in the right direction. Also, great way to learn lots about your bike as you do this. GL
 

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Idk why I'm having such difficulty uploading pics. Every time I try it doesn't let me close out the window to submit them. But yeah I'm gonna start cleaning out everything today. And when you guys say rebuild.....you mean taking the engine apart, cleaning it all and putting it back together??...y'all make it sound like a cake walk lol
 

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Idk why I'm having such difficulty uploading pics. Every time I try it doesn't let me close out the window to submit them. But yeah I'm gonna start cleaning out everything today. And when you guys say rebuild.....you mean taking the engine apart, cleaning it all and putting it back together??...y'all make it sound like a cake walk lol
don't rebuild the whole engine, just the carburetor. it shouldn't be that difficult.
 

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Alright. I think I can manage that. I do have 1 more question atm. Why would having the top of the intake on cause it to bogg out? Guy I got it from said he had to take it off cuz it wasn't getting enough airflow?? I plan on buying a brand new intake and seeing what the dealyo is lol I don't have the top part in my possession so Idk from personal experience.
 

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wow i suck

So my bike isn't even a zx6r its a zx6e.....I can't find any info online for this model. Am I tripping? Or am I screwed?
 
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