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hello i am new to this site i just got a older ninja 1000 a 86 now this bike was not running for a long time so i had to redo the carb and some of the wiring, now i got it running and it was running really good but it was smoking now what i think is that i forgot to drain the old gas in the tank i am wondering if this is what could have make the bike smoke the oil looks good but i do not know if i should change all the fiulds can any one give a list of what i should do to bring this bike back life. one other thing i was also wondering if any would have a manual for this bike if you guy and girls can help i thank you
 

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hello i am new to this site i just got a older ninja 1000 a 86 now this bike was not running for a long time so i had to redo the carb and some of the wiring, now i got it running and it was running really good but it was smoking now what i think is that i forgot to drain the old gas in the tank i am wondering if this is what could have make the bike smoke the oil looks good but i do not know if i should change all the fiulds can any one give a list of what i should do to bring this bike back life. one other thing i was also wondering if any would have a manual for this bike if you guy and girls can help i thank you
Depends on the color of the smoke - but if your oil looks fine (ie, no white foaming in it) then it is likely NOT the head gasket (which would leak water into your oil, making it turn into a brown foam)...which leads me to suspect that it might be the piston rings allowing oil to enter the cylinder and get burned with the fuel mixture...

Good luck bro. Best bet is to go to Kawiforums.com and post there... You can find a link at the bottom of these pages....you should hit the Kawasaki ZX forum.
 

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zxforums.com all the way! We will give ya a hand man. If the bike sat for a long time the rings could have been slightly seized to the cylinders (rust). When you went to cranking it over it could have toasted them. I usually put some tranny fluid in the bore for a couple days before doing anything on one that has sat for a long time. Like So-Crates said though, it depends on the color of the smoke too. Is the smoke bluish in color?
 

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anytime any vehicle sets a long time it's best to change oil before starting. should really change all fluids if it has set for a few years.gas goes bad very quickly nowadays. bad gas wiil cause smoke and poor idle and perfomance. bad brake fluid can cause an accident. bad antifreeze can cause rust and compromise gaskets and hoses.also check tires for weatherchecking, very dangerous on a bike. hope you get it cleared up. rick:D:D:D
 

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just like everyone said its best to replace all fluids on a bike thats been sitting for a while. bad fluids can kill your motor pretty quickly if the fluids gone bad.
 

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pssst....what thay said. Change ALL the fluids, brake fluid, everything!
 
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