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    Just picked up a 1987 ninja zx600r

    Hey everyone, just picked up a very clean 1987 ninja zx600r today. 17k miles and very clean. Just needs some carb cleaning to smooth out rough ride under throttle. I wont be looking to go crazy with it, thinking maybe k&n drop in filter, remove baffles in stock mufflers or wait for a deal for a 4-1 system and stage 1 jet kit? Need an indertail kit of some sort and flush mount blinkers to clean up the body a bit. Want to keep it mostly oem due to its condition. Doing oil and filter change, new spark plugs and the carb work in the next few days.

    Any suggestions on parts to get or ways to make the bike better? Or things to look out for?

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    Wow. That's a clean bike. Someone kept that is great condition. My first bike was a 92 600r, so your pics really take me back. Nice find!
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    Thanks! I wasnt looking for one specifically but a deals a deal, scored it for $500. Already cleaned the carbs, it still ran poorly then all of a sudden cleared up and runs smooth now. Did spark plugs and oil/filter change. Need to order an air filter and some brake pads otherwise shouldnt need anything.

    Im a sucker for fast toys so naturally id like to make it quicker but dont want to sacrifice reliablility or condition as its so clean. May just leave it stock as it is and care for it until I get another faster bike. Cant eait to get it on the road this week.

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    So I think I need a little help, bike was running well after I cleaned the carbs but now after riding for a very short time the will bog and stall out at a stop randomly after riding so well. Bike is fully stock so I assume jets are stock and looked very clean when i put it all back together. New plugs show what looks to be a lean condition as well. Any ideas why it would run well and then randomly die from fuel starvation?

    Im going to pull the carbs and clean them again and double check the air/fuel screw or idle mixture screws whichever its called lol. Any idea what the stock amount of turns out the screws are suppost to be set at? Cant seem to find exact info in the clymer manual I have. Will end up syncing them of it comes to it as well. Otherwise bike felt great while ot goes until it decides to not go anymore lol.

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