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Old 27th June 2015, 12:21 AM
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Well lads,
picked up a Zxr 750 today as a little project for myself. Bike has been sitting for a few years in a garage and hasnt been started. Just looking for a bit of advice on what I should look out for. Needs a new battery and probably a look at the carbs to if she does start but what other things should I be keeping an eye out for (fluids, brakes, fork seals etc.) and what are the tell tale signs. All help greatly appreciated.
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Old 27th June 2015, 12:35 AM
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what's the datestamp on the tyres? 4-digit number, indicates month-year of manufacture. Tread depth is irrelevant.
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Old 27th June 2015, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle
what's the datestamp on the tyres? 4-digit number, indicates month-year of manufacture. Tread depth is irrelevant.
Thanks for the quick response. The bike came with a new set of rubber, which is lucky cos the ones that are on it are knackered. Just need to fit em at some stage.
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Old 27th June 2015, 01:52 AM
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Fresh petrol, fresh oil, fresh battery, oil chain, check tyre pressures, add a bottle of redex, start and ride. Anything after that is fixable.
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Old 27th June 2015, 07:20 AM
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Drop of oil in each cylinder
before you turn her over
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Old 27th June 2015, 08:09 AM
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I was in a similar suitation last month where I picked up a zx9r that had been sitting for 4 year . I knew the bike and knew a lot off work had been done before it was put up . I changed oil and got new battery . She fired up straight away . After a drive the brakes started over heating and the fork seals Shit them self's also the back shock and the petrol hoses were perished . So the moral of the story is check her over from top to bottom
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Old 27th June 2015, 10:39 AM
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Check the flexible brake pipes for cracks.
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Old 27th June 2015, 03:11 PM
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+ 1 on the fork seals. Will probably burst after a good spin when left sitting up for a couple of years.
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Old 27th June 2015, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Zxr 750 sitting for a while

Originally Posted by Kazawhaki
Thanks for the quick response. The bike came with a new set of rubber, which is lucky cos the ones that are on it are knackered. Just need to fit em at some stage.
Check that those really are new.
They could have been bought around the time the bike was stored
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Old 28th June 2015, 01:05 AM
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Thanks for all the tips lads. I'll check those tires tommorow for the date stamp. Another quick question for ye. Took the tank of and the airbox to get a look at th carbs and came across a funny looking wire coming out from under the carbs where the fuel lines are. Its a black pipe with a silver looking thing, almost like a hex head inside and a sort of screw adjuster on the end. Never come across a thing like this before. Anyone know what it is?
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Old 28th June 2015, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Kazawhaki
Thanks for all the tips lads. I'll check those tires tommorow for the date stamp. Another quick question for ye. Took the tank of and the airbox to get a look at th carbs and came across a funny looking wire coming out from under the carbs where the fuel lines are. Its a black pipe with a silver looking thing, almost like a hex head inside and a sort of screw adjuster on the end. Never come across a thing like this before. Anyone know what it is?
Actually its more of a cable than a wire.
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Old 28th June 2015, 01:35 AM
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Idle speed adjuster?
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Old 28th June 2015, 01:37 AM
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Yup, souns like it.
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Old 28th June 2015, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Road warrior
Idle speed adjuster?

It should appear just above the dipstick on the right side.
There's a little bracket it clips into.

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Old 1st July 2015, 02:21 PM
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Iirc theres a belt driven altenator on some of them .the belt is under the carbs , theres a little cover there . They perish when lying up .
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Old 1st July 2015, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Zxr 750 sitting for a while

Originally Posted by chopper
Iirc theres a belt driven altenator on some of them .the belt is under the carbs , theres a little cover there . They perish when lying up .
Yip and its essential to at least clean the pulleys before replacing the belts.
Pulleys need replacing some of the time.
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Old 20th July 2015, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Zxr 750 sitting for a while

Thanks for the advice lads. Progressing nicely now. Had some very creative wiring to deal with but thats all resolved now. Got her to start and run for a few seconds earlier in the week. Stripped out the carbs there over the last two days and gave em a good clean out. Two of em had some very funky gunk on the needles, nearly like molasses and one of the float needles was well seized with the shit but all freed up now and ready to refit them tomorrow. Hopefully she'll run for a bit longer. I'l keep ye posted with the progress.
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Old 20th July 2015, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by custom900
Fresh petrol, fresh oil, fresh battery, oil chain, check tyre pressures, add a bottle of redex, start and ride. Anything after that is fixable.
Wot he said and if it goes bang I need some parts
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Old 21st July 2015, 01:34 PM
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Lads, anyone know the correct number of turns to set the pilot screw? I set them to between 2 and a half and 2 three quarters turn from bottomed out as three of them seemed to be in or around that when taking off the carbs. But then one of them was 12 and a half turns so fairly safe to assume someones been dicking around with em before. No harm in checking if the last guy set three out of four correct.
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Old 23rd July 2015, 03:07 AM
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Anyone familiar with the H1 model? I think I might be missing some bits off the air filter box. I asseume there should be some kind of rubber duct that goes between the filter and the carb. I've seen something like that on the later models but that could be going into the different filter which th later ones have. Or does the plastic of the filter box fit into the carb. That doesn't look right to me but I'll bow to anyone else superior knowledge.
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