Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
I had the same bike many years ago, it was a 1986 Ninja 600R, but it's exactly the same bike as your 85. 1985 was the first year of the Ninja 600.
I know a lot about the bike, not sure what you want to know.
Here's some basics:
63 rear wheel horsepower, runs 11.9-12.2's in the quarter mile, top speed is 130-135mph. Bike has a wet weight of 482 lbs.
I put over 40,000 trouble free miles on mine. The bike NEVER broke down, not even for minor things. The engine/transmission on that bike is virtually bulletproof. Very reliable bike.
Lubing the cables should be fairly straightfoward. I would just spray some WD40 down in there on mine.
Aside from it being a bit on the heavy side, it should make for a great beginner bike. Welcome, and best of luck to you!