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Old 02-11-2019, 07:33 PM
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Whatís up!

I recently purchased a 1998 CBR600F and decided to join the forum. Iíve been riding for about 8 years but have only owned Harley Davidsons. Always enjoyed riding my friendsí sport bikes so decided it was time to get one for myself. She needs a lot of TLC and I didnít pay much for her at all - I knew I was getting into a project; now Iím trying to learn the inís & outís of carbureted bikes. Any info/advice is greatly appreciated!!! Iím going to rebuild the carburetors and replace the shift fork (as I believe itís bent) and see how she runs once thatís out of the way.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:46 PM
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All new fluids (oil + filter, coolant, brake fluid, you'll have to decide if you want to fool with the fork oil). Check the plug connections from the stator to the Reg/Rect for signs of overheating.

What makes you think you have a bent shift fork?
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:32 AM
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All new fluids (oil + filter, coolant, brake fluid, you'll have to decide if you want to fool with the fork oil). Check the plug connections from the stator to the Reg/Rect for signs of overheating.

What makes you think you have a bent shift fork?
Good advice, thank you! I think the shift fork is bent based on how 2nd gear rides. As soon as I hit the gas it either sputters badly or drops into N....Did a bit of research (a few mins browsing) and seems like this could be the result of previous owners doing power wheelies. No gear besides 2nd acts like this.

I also think my jets are probably clogged because when Iím accelerating in ANY gear, I notice a dip in power around 6,500 rpm. And if Iím in 6th on the highway, once I hit about 85 mph Iím at about 6,500 rpm and she lurches. Wonít go any faster.

I paid $650 for the bike so I expected some of these issues. Just hope it isnít too big of a deal to fix them. And hope thereís not bigger, underlying issues...
 
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She's BEAUTIFUL!!! For $650 I'm blown away! I recently just bought the same year and bike. Not nearly as beautiful... But got it cheap for a project as well. Good luck to you!
 
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