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Don't worry, you're not the only one who had to endure this pain... I had an old KZ650 I pulled the carbs from what it looks like a similar design. Like yours, it was older and the plastic air intake tubes were very stiff. Here is what I had to do. Pull gas tank off and disconnect from carbs. Pull the seat off to access the air filter and air box. Pull ...


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If the independent service shop is doing good work, the items you've mentioned certainly don't need the attention of a Kawasaki dealer. It's pretty much all standard stuff and you don't need normally need any special Kawasaki tools for either. I'm tempted to say that an independent shop tends to live by its reputation more than a main dealer, so you'll get ...


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I had a Honda Magna that was knocked over from being parked on two separate occasions. Both times it happened to fall on the clutch side and it curled up the clutch lever. I think this is by design as no other damage was done and I just had to replace the lever. If yours is only bent slightly it might have fallen over at some point but not as hard (I ...


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In addition to Troggy's sequence, make sure that the clamps on the airbox boots, and the intake boot are fully loose with some slack, and using some heat from a hair-dryer or heat gun will make the rubber boots much more supple.


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On my old bike I had to pull the fuel tank off to get the carbs out. If anything it will make the job much easier in terms of access for your hands.


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I have no experience with your model, but sometimes they are located on the petcock, inside the tank. Edit: I cannot find old diagrams, but at least ZZR600's some years younger than yours seem to have had those. Oldest diagram I could find at the moment: http://www.motosport.com/SE/motorcycle/oem-parts/KAWASAKI/2003/ZZR600/FUEL-TANK


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The back pressure and flow change of the exhaust will have an effect on the combustion and mixture. Usually with a free flowing exhaust, you have to rejet the carb a little richer and with a free flowing airfilter, doubly so. Running it without an airbox is making it worse, the mixture is already lean and stuffing more air down the bores isn't going to help ...


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It possible to have vehicles that no longer have a VIN despite having one originally since new replacement parts don't have a VIN on them... Motorcycles are worst case since there are so few places the VIN is located to begin with. On a car (with the VIN in a whole bunch of places from the factory), you can easily end up with original VIN parts being ...


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In the strict sense, yes it's possible. The probability that your bike has no VIN, though, is orders of magnitude less than miniscule, especially since it's not very old within the history of motor vehicles. If it was built as a prototype and never intended to be placed in production, it may not have a VIN - that's the one possibility for a bike of that ...


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I had the same problem with my Katana 600. Ran some Seafoam through it and it got better, presumably cleaned up any deposits from gas sitting in the carbs too long.


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I had the same thing on my 08 ninja 500, the seller obviously laid it down on the left side so it had a "curled" clutch. A new one cost me $7 and I replaced it myself, so not a big deal.



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