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HELP! My1996 kawasaki ninja zx7r is acting crazy!

08-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Long story:
I bought this bike about 6 months ago, when I first bought it the guy told me it needed new spark plugs. My first bike ever so I didnt know exactly what it was supposed to sound like. It basically was very hard to start toward the end. Had a friend (worked on multiple bikes he owned) he told me the carbs needed cleaned. So i took the carbs out and sent them to a shop to get cleaned. Got carbs back and put them in bike also with new spark plugs. Hooked up all the hoses right....i think. And then started the bike, the idle adjuster was then played with because the bike starts but its idling funny. Needless to say I broke the idle adjuster by twisting it to much i guess. So i took it back apart and took a look at the port where the rope on the idle adjuster goes into......idk what to do there so i adjusted it manually with needle nose pliers (or at least i tried). I put it all back together and now the bike starts but it still idles funny. It is all over the place when you give it throttle and it wont stay running by itself. You can ride it, it rides decent, but as soon as you go to slow, unless your giving it throttle it will die. What do i do???? Please help....i wnna ride a good bike this year! Thanks!

08-30-2011, 12:11 AM

08-30-2011, 01:45 PM
Heres a video of the bike running.
96 kawasaki ninja zx7r problems - YouTube (
Heres a video of me talking about riding it after i took the first video
96 kawasaki ninja zx7r problems-after ride. - YouTube (