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Hi all, just found this forum and wanted to ask for some advice.

I just picked up a well used 2000 R6 with a Micron Exhaust. My feeling from having met the old owner was that they guy had no clue and was more into looking cool then riding the bike hard.

When I test road the bike it became clear that something was very wrong. I told the guy no way, he asked at what price I would take it home, jokingly I told him 1000.00 USD and was shocked when a few minutes later he said ok.

The issue is that the bike does not want to pull through the 6k rpm mark, in fact in its top gear it will not make it through 6k at any throttle position, just starts surging and sputtering. In the lower gears like first it will pull through the hole. Any thoughts on where I might start looking for the issue. I assume this is more then the lean issue that a jet kit would fix.

Thank you, and I can't wait to get this thing running right and out on the track. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

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I don't think it is the grip. I seem to be able to get to WOT but on the freeway the bike does not seem to have enough power to go from 5500 rpm to 7000 rpm. If I drop 3 gears down, I can accelerate from 7000 rpm to red line. I did find the service manuals online, and am going to putt the air cleaner, check the ram air ducts, and run some carb cleaner through to see if it could simply be a set of plugged up jets.
 

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Since this guy you bought it from has no clue about bikes, the valves have probably never been adjusted, and the carburators are probably all out of whack, and you can bet that the original spark plugs are still in it. When you change the oil, look at the oil and see if it has a lot of metal in it-you can cut the oil filter open to get a better idea. If there is a lot of metal in there, then you have bigger problems.
Hopefully, a valve adjustment, carb synch & cleaning, spark plug & oil change takes care of it...You know, maintenance- something the previous owner obviously knew nothing about. :hammer

--One more thing, I bet the carbs never got re-jetted to match the exhaust pipe that is on there.
ALL of this at a good shop should run you in the neighbourhood of $1k.
 
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