Only way to learn is by doing. I have replaced intake manifolds, ball joints, starters, ac compressors, water pumps, breaks, calipers etc on cars. I know I can fix a bike I just need some direction and advice. I wish I could spend money to have it fixed but it isn't possible at the moment due to lack of work.
Thanks to everyone for your advice. Time to start messing with it and eliminating possibilities. Anyone want to buy a bike? lol
and the main way to break something that isnt broken is to work on it
i have no idea what skills you have but if you dont know where something is how would you know its broke or needs replacing?
have you put a voltmeter on it yet? what 3 readings did you get for running voltage? resistance?
overall, the 90s was a sorry era for GSXR's and the 600 was the red headed stepchild of gixxers untill 2001 when suzuki finally made it as good as the others, so you have an uphill battle to make yours a decent runner
i worked at a suzuki dealer from 01 till 05 and hardly saw any of those older 600s ( but hundreds of craptanas of similar vintage), and of the ones i did none of them seemed to run worth a crap, i think sv650s are faster than carbed 600s,, i dont think suzuki made alot of those 600s and many that survived have probably been upgraded to 750cc
i would find someone who still likes that 90's purple/black color scheme and sell it to get an 01-03 gsxr 600, those can be had for cheap if you look, then again i see fools selling 90's bikes for $3500, dont fall for it