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My 2010 zx6r and is having some problems. I winterized it properly but I took it out recently and noticed that when I Revv in first gear with the clutch pulled in, the bike shuts off. the bike revvs fine in neutral but sounds like it's almost dead when it idles. once rolling tho, there is no problem with the clutch. anyone know what is causing this problem?
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Turn up your idle adjuster to 1600.
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I second the idle adjust, because it has been off so line you will need to retweak to get it at the sweet spot again. You also only want to lower it after the bike is really warmed up. Ride it around a bit etc until the temp is close to 170 then adjust it so the idle is around 1200-1500.
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I will try playing around with the rpm adjuster. Why does the bike shut off when I revv it with the clutch pulled in, in first gear? Could this have anything to do with a bad clutch?
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I second the idle adjust, because it has been off so line you will need to retweak to get it at the sweet spot again. You also only want to lower it after the bike is really warmed up. Ride it around a bit etc until the temp is close to 170 then adjust it so the idle is around 1200-1500.
170 F? so around 76 C?
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The bike runs fine when cold start and when warm and idles fine as well. It is only when i engage the clutch, put the bike in first gear, and then rev that it dies. So its got me thinking it might be something to do with the clutch?
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170 F? so around 76 C?
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The bike runs fine when cold start and when warm and idles fine as well. It is only when i engage the clutch, put the bike in first gear, and then rev that it dies. So its got me thinking it might be something to do with the clutch?
Hmmm...does it only do it in first gear or all the other gears too? Does it rev normally in neutral?

And does it die every time or just sometimes?
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You might drain all the fuel. Put in some fresh fuel 98ron, use a injector cleaner like SeaFoam or Techron.
Just try and put 50 miles on it or so to flush the system and take it from there.


Before your trip, pull the tank. Open the air box and confirm you did not have some visitors build a home in your air box.
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Hmmm...does it only do it in first gear or all the other gears too? Does it rev normally in neutral?

And does it die every time or just sometimes?

I haven't tried in other gears. It seems to revv normal in neutral. In first gear, it depends how hard i revv it. If i revv it hard, it dies everytime.
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You might drain all the fuel. Put in some fresh fuel 98ron, use a injector cleaner like SeaFoam or Techron.
Just try and put 50 miles on it or so to flush the system and take it from there.


Before your trip, pull the tank. Open the air box and confirm you did not have some visitors build a home in your air box.
Does the injector cleaner fluid go in the fuel tank? Is it necessary to drain the gas? Also i just started the bike and noticed that it idles at 2000rpm cold start. Is that bad?
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Does the injector cleaner fluid go in the fuel tank? Is it necessary to drain the gas? Also i just started the bike and noticed that it idles at 2000rpm cold start. Is that bad?
Yes injector cleaner will go into the tank. Drain your gas and put in new gas to rule that out. 2000 idle sounds a little low for a cold start but every bike is a little different.

What does it idle at when the engine is warmed up?
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What Scorpi0 said..


Get an empty can.. a nice long hose Clear. A half inch 6 foot long. 14mm by 2meters or so.
Open can. Put hose in the tank. Hold with one hand. Let hose go over the side and hit the ground or close to it.
IMPORTANT.
With other end HIGHER than the bikes gas tank, suck on that end.
With your end HIGHER than the bikes tank the fuel will NOT go out the hose.
Once the fuel in the hose is about the same level as your bikes fuel level. Put your thumb over the open end of the hose.
Lower that end into the fuel tank and take thumb off. Stick some excess hose in tank.
Dont let it come out, bikes hose should be in the lowest section of the bikes tank.

Put the old gas in your car, a couple gallons mixed with fresh fuel your car will be fine.
Put additive in the bikes tank, add fresh fuel to mix the additive.
Keep fingers crossed.
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Yes injector cleaner will go into the tank. Drain your gas and put in new gas to rule that out. 2000 idle sounds a little low for a cold start but every bike is a little different.

What does it idle at when the engine is warmed up?
What is the proper protocol for adding SeaFoam? So once I have a fresh tank of gas, I add the Seafoam and ride it out? Or do I keep the bike in neutral until the SeaFoam is processed? Also, does the bike have to be warm before adding the SeaFoam?

Also, I will ride today to verify what the warm idle rev is at.
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Add the SeaFoam per the instructions. (If you put way too much SeaFoam in it will run poorly!) Then ride it.
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What is the proper protocol for adding SeaFoam? So once I have a fresh tank of gas, I add the Seafoam and ride it out? Or do I keep the bike in neutral until the SeaFoam is processed? Also, does the bike have to be warm before adding the SeaFoam?

Also, I will ride today to verify what the warm idle rev is at.
Doesnt matter. As long as u mix the specified amount of seafoam into the fuel u should be good. U can still ride the bike like u normally do. Temps dont matter either.
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