Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
Good choice of bikes. The FZR 600 does everything pretty well, and not much poorly.
The clue is in your post: You say it only runs with the choke on, and smells strongly of fuel. Get the carbs cleaned/rebuilt. It's a nine year old machine, and if it's sat for a while, you may have something gummed or clogged.
If you haven't already done so, consider having a jet kit installed. I'd recommend stage one, as the airbox does help out the midrange on the FZRs. While they are installing that, they should be looking through the carbs to ensure they are clean and unclogged.
Hope this helps.
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension