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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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zx9r 2000 E Model Idle problem

Hi Guys, Newbie here & was wondering if someone could give me an answer with an idling problem on my zx9r E.
I have had this bike for sometime as a streetfighter project as is almost done but it still runs on 3 cylinders at idle but perfectly normal as soon as you touch the throttle. I have changed plugs & even put another set of carbs from a low mileage bike but it is still running exactly the same.
Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 06:29 PM
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My kids ZX6 is doing the same thing. we changed the carbs and it ran good for a week then started dying when hot, so we changed the coils, now same thing, starts right up then slowly starts to chug and dies and will not start again. Let it sit for some time it fires again, my only option is pulling the carbs or the igniter is screwed but it fires right up idles for a short time chugs and dies. AT a loss here. sounds like yours is similar maybe the igniter?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i haven't had any problems with it cutting out or being hard to start, its just when idling at normal rpm. With the choke on it runs & sounds normal. Has heaps of power there so nothing is holding it back when riding. The number 3 header pipe doesn't get as hot as the others when idling.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2017, 06:37 AM
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Maybe a bad coil plug.. You can switch them out and see if the header that was colder exchanges temperature with another header pipe.
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