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My first bike, is it a bit too much? near 1 litre

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OK let me start this whole thread with this first.
I am 24, an experienced driver (car, I track race and auto-x sports cars) and hate broken bones, which means I dont "stunt" or want to, doing tricks on bikes looks cool but you would never catch my ass standing on one peg with the bike standing straight up and holding on with one hand.

Alright now let me tell you bout the bike.
I got an unbeatable deal on a 85 Ninja ZX900/GPX900
Picked it up for $500 but it needs new carbs, (well just one)

I rode my buddies 2k2 GSX-R 750 and managed to drive it pretty well for my first time ever driving a bike.

But then I sat on my 900 and it feels alot heavier just sitting on it and moving it around, its also more of a stretch for me and im 5'10".
Its just all around a bigger, heavier bike.

I figured cause its old and tired the 900cc motor is prob closer to a newer 750cc motor in power , but im kinda concerned about the weight.

So heres my question, is there any tips for riding a bike of this year and weight as basically my first bike ?

I would apreciate a few helpfull pointers if it will help to keep me safer.

thanks in advance
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I dont know the brand of my tires but the tread on them looks great, almost new.

How do I adjust the levers? can you link me to some site that shows?

Also I fixed my clutch "it was real squishy and didnt disengage the clutch, so I bled it and topped it off and cleaned the slave. Now it is real nice and stiff and actually starts to work as you press the lever (not after you get half way into it). BUT now it gives hella cramps in my hand, I noticed the problem is that the lever hits a little low on the hand gripm below the center.
I noticed this when I was checking why the brake lever didnt cramp my hand.
The problem is that because it hangs low I can only get the tips of my fingers on it.
I think the bike fell over before I bought it , well I know it did there is a big dent in the gas tank on the left side, same side as clutch, but not scrapes in fairings and its all original paint scheme and color (dont worry I check frame its all striaght and good).
But I think thats why the lever hangs low, can I adjust it somehow? it seems a little loose, I can woble it up and down.

thanks for the tips, keep em rollin in.
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