I have a 1993 Kawasaki ZX6E, I have a really strange mechanical issue with My bike. Everyone I talk to gives me a different answer as to what the cause may be. Before I put down my hard earned cash at the shop I thought I’d ask you guys.
The bike runs excellent all the time, except in 2 gear.
-If I slowly take it up to the redline in 2nd, it's fine.
-If I give it about 1/4-1/2 throttle it misses (I don't know how else to describe it) or something 3 times through the power band, at 7.5, 9 and 10.5 rpms
-If I open it right up, it's usually clean all the way through second ( sometimes it has a minor miss at 9.5)
-If I downshift to second it's fine, If I decel in second, and then give her shit it's fine......... I have no Idea what's wrong with it.
-Seems to be the worst from a stoplight.
If it happened all the time, I would say it's a tranny problem, but it's intermittent. If it happened when I was really opening her up, I would say it was a clutch issue but it doesn't happen if I'm really on it. I just had the carbs sync'd and it didn't help.
Any random suggestions would be great.
(P.S. selling the Kawi for a <insert your other brand here> is not good suggestion)