I have a 1993 Ninja ZX-6 E1. I have always taken pristine care of the bike. I've been traveling quite a bit for the last 6 months so I haven't had the opportunity to ride it.
Over the weekend, I wanted to get it cleaned up and ready for summer. I tried to start it which has never ever been a problem. The engine cranked several times and then started up. It ran for a minute or two and then conked out. No biggie I thought. I adjusted the choke and tried to restart it. It cranked several more times and started up. This time it started blowing a bit of white smoke. Again I thought it was just because it sat for so long. It ran for a minute or 2 and seemed to run smoother then all of a sudden I noticed liquid (thought it was water) dripping from the tail pipes. It conked out again and wouldn't start after that.
I set out changing the plugs and tried again. It cranks no problem, the battery is fully charged and again I noticed liquid smelled like gas dripping from the pipes.
Checked the carbs figured I was flooded and let it sit for a while.
Today I went out again and still nothing, so I opened the oil cap (not even sure why as the siteglass looked full) As soon as I opened it gasoline/oil came pouring out.
I pulled the spoiler and drained the oil. What came out looks nothing like oil. It was almost completely gasoline or water.
I am so upset. The motor has about 6000 miles on it and the bike went through a total overhaul two summers ago. I have never had one problem, I am religious about changing oil and generally maintaining the bike and now I have no idea what to do next.
Any ideas. I like this bike and I was really looking forward to getting one more summer out of it before buying a new one.
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.