Hi, new here and new to Kaw. But not to bikes.
A little background. bought a 95 zx6r with 36K, the bike is ratty, every panel on it is cracked, and it would seem it has had zero routine maintanece done. but it is a project, and it was cheap. A number of vacuum lines are missing, or capped off on the bike.
Bike will not start, I had to push start it to test drive it. runs pretty good, but coughs and sputters a bit a higher rpm.
So a carb cleaning is the first item on my list, I've done a number of these before on my older Yamaha 4 cly bikes.
My problem is I don't know where all these lines go to. I have downloaded the Haynes manual for the bike but it leaves a lot of stuff out.
On the vacuum valve forward of the carbs the large vac line from the rear of the airbox is connected to the 3/8 nipple that points up, and the small vac line on the bottom is connected...but there is a 3/8 nipple pointing down on the vacuum valve that has no hose attatched....no hose in the area that looks like it goes there
What goes on the down facing nipple ? can I just remove the entire valve and cap the the hoses that go to it ? ?
Next is the fuel tank, there are 3 nipples on the tank, one 3/8 for normal fuel flow to the fuel valve, and one 3/8 for the res pick-up going to the fuel valve. the 3rd small nipple in the rear RH corner of the tank has a 1/4 hose on it , but it is just hanging down and folded over and capped. Where is this small hose supposed to go ? ? ?
Looking at the diagram on page 4-17 in the Haynes manual I see I'm missing the charcoal canister, but I don't know if that applies to this bike as I don't know if it is a CA model..I know it used to be in CA however. I ther a way to know if it is a CA bike for sure ? ? VIN # or engine number perhaps ? ?
The Haynes manual tells you to be sure and remove the ground wire from the rear of the airbox when you pull the airbox....my airbox has no ground connector on it, should it ? do I need to add a ground wire ??
Any help at all would be appriciated. Thank you.