Questions tagged [kawasaki]

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Limited (KHI) is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace and defense. It has headquarters in both Chūō-ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.

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Blow Back through carbs

I have a 1976 Kawasaki Z750 L3. When i try to start the engine it is blowing the fuel & air back through the air filter rather than sucking it into the engine. Any idears why this is. Thanks all
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Will removing the catalytic converter on my Kawasaki Bajaj RS200 require remapping?

I own a 2018 Kawasaki Bajaj Rouser RS200 and would like to remove the catalytic converter but am not sure if that would require remapping. I already replaced the stock muffler with one from Vmax ...
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1988 kawasaki ninja 600 only runs on choke crackles bogs dies

Hello everyone I recently acquired a 1988 kawasaki ninja 600 the bike was in pieces and I reassembled it and got it running the issue I'm having is it will only run on choke I've cleaned the carbs ...
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How to replace a coil on my Vulcan s

Rode it in some heavy rain, now it starts for a minute then starts running like half poweruntil it dies Took the gas tank off and found the rubber boot for my electronics laid flat by previous owner. ...
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High coolant pressure on 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 hot day

I live in Las Vegas, the other day on the way home from work it was about 100 degrees out. I got on the freeway and there was a big traffic jam. I spent between 20-30 minutes mostly idling and just ...
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working. Parking lights work with the ignition switch in parking light position but not in run! It will start and run. I'm ...
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Motorcycle Brake Lever - Soft Feel & Long Pull

I have a 2008 Kawasaki ER6 / Ninja 650R race bike. Within my class I must use OEM calipers & a OEM master cylinder. These components are also not allowed to be modified. As the title says, the ...
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How do I reset my check engine light in my Kawasaki Z125?

How do I reset my check engine light on my 2017 Kawasaki Z125
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why does the fan come on when I turn my key on?

I have a 1998 Vulcan 800A. When I bought it the fan kicked on after I rode it for a while. It quit working so I replaced the fan switch and sensor. Now it comes on as soon as I turn the key on. Does ...
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Is my moto's battery dead?

I have been the owner of a Kawasaki W800 model 2012 since six years. Never had any problem with it. Three months ago, I didn't ride it at all for a few weeks, then it wouldn't start anymore (indicator ...
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2014 Ninja 300 - Electrical debugging

Bike is electric ignition with dfi. So the past couple days it has been raining in Socal and I don't have a bike cover. Yesterday, I took my bike out over lunch (in the rain) and it started having ...
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New motorcycle missed first service oil change by 4k km…what could be the consequences?

So I was looking to buy a used Kawasaki z250, 1 cylinder bike that has around 5k km under his belt. Everything went fine untill I discovered it didn't get its first service at 1000km. I know that ...
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Need Help Diagnosing and Fixing my Kawasaki Ninja

First time poster here. I have a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - this is a bit of a story and I try and keep it short. A couple weeks ago my bike was having trouble - when I would rev the engine in low ...
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2014 Ninja 300 idle/throttle issue

Back Story Recently my bike had an issue twice while riding that the throttle seemed like it was sticking. I'd be accelerating and when I let off the throttle, it would continue to accelerate. It ...
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Kawasaki EX400 2012 cold stalling

I got a efi motocycle that stalls when cold at stop lights. It only happens if 4-5k rpm was reached before pulling the clutch. When it doesn't stall I notice very low rpm. Cold starts are iffy. It ...
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1995 600r ninja boggs out during 4th -5th gear WOT between 8-10,000rpm

in 4th and 5th gear Wide Open Throttle the bike bogs out between 8-10 thousand rpm. I roll off the throttle...then slowly roll it back on to get through the flat spot. If i ring the gears out WOT it ...
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Motorcycle clutch longevity: Race v.s. Road

So I realize this question may be on the line of too broad, but I think the answer(s) could be of future use to others as well, so I’m asking. Bike: 2014 Kawasaki EX300A (296 cc I think) At 9,000 ...
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My 2011 Kawasaki vulcan has absolutely no power to anything electrical ..,

My 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan has absolutely no power to anything electrical after placing a quick start jumper to the battery. There was a load pop when I had the High power Jumper on the bike. I tried to ...
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2004 Kawasaki Ninja EX250. Power Issues

I was riding and my bike turned off at random and no car jump will jump it. I turn the key and there is no power at all. I have a fuse checker from my truck and I get no light on any of my fuses. When ...
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2007 KOW VULCAN 800 LOST COMPRESSION

I have an '07 kow vulcan only 6k miles and recently rebuilt carb., now it is losing compression and is killing me to speed up even in low gear, could the clutch plates be shot even at this low mileage?...
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2014 Kawasaki Ninja EX300A Clutch

So I'm getting to the point of having to replace my clutch components (planning on just the standard "kit" parts, friction & clutch plates and new springs), and I haven't been able to find what ...
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motorcycle battery correct voltage

motorcycle battery is 11.73 off and idling 12.09 is that to low?? Had the stator replaced 6 years ago. is that to soon for it to go out or is that normal. Bought the battery in October of 2016. Could ...
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Why can't I reinstall my automatic cam chain tensioner?

I'm putting my '07 Kawasaki ZZR600 back together after a valve adjustment, but I can't get the auto cam chain tensioner re-installed. I have the unit back in and the plunger pushed as far in as it ...
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Dirt bike kickstart question

I ahve recently bought a kawasaki kx450 and i want to be able to really look after it (its my first new bike) so im trying to improve my mechanical knowledge! With a kickstart, when you move it down ...
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Kawasaki Z750S weird electrical problem when starting, any idea what could be the problem ?

I have a 2005 Kawasaki Z750s and this weekend I was on a ride and stopped at a rest stop, and when I decided to leave, I turned the ignition on, pressed the kill switch on and the start switch and ...
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2002 kawasaki zx6r stutters

My 2002 Kawasaki stutters below 4000 rpm when in neutral while giving it throttle it also does the same thing while in gear but if I raise the rpm just before take off it shoots out the hole with no ...
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Kawasaki ZR -7S has soot in exhaust system

There is soot in the exhaust of my Kawasaki ZR-7S. All four spark plugs are coated with soot. When we first got it started, the engine ran on only 2 or 3 cylinders. We adjusted the carbs and now it ...
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Where does this oil filter gasket go?

I'm doing an oil change on my 2009 Kawasaki Ninja (250cc). In the new oil filter package there are two gaskets: one large one (goes on the bottom of oil filter tray), and one small one. I'm not ...
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Reconnecting Kawasaki GPX 750 1998 to Keihin G301 carburator

I have some issues reconnecting 1998 Kawasaki GPX fuel system to a Keihin G301 carburetor. Some of the tags that I put on carburetor have fallen off and I lost track of what hose goes where. There are ...
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Motorcycle bogs down under load

I recently did a head gasket repair on my 1986 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX and now that everything is back together it starts up fine, idles fine, and revs high without a problem while in neutral, but when I ...
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No power at higher RPM

I just had to do some fixes on my 1993 Kawasaki ZR750. I had some rust in the tank so I got it cleaned and sealed. To be thorough I also checked the rest of the system. Here's what I did: Disassemble ...
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Missing part on '87 Ninja 600R

I bought an '87 Ninja 600R (ZX600b) and can't figure out whats missing that goes in or over this hole. Is it missing a plug, a hose, or something else? Is it important?
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Can't start a Kawasaki GPX 750

I'm in the process of getting my 1986 Kawasaki GPX 750 back in running condition. The bike was sitting in the garage for two years. In this period it wasn't started even once. Two years ago the engine ...
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The Kawasaki H2R Motorcycle has a blower, why doesn't it have an intercooler?

Why no intercooler when it has a blower? My understanding is compressed air fuel mixtures have an increase in heat and are therefore prone to detonation. In this episode of Jay Leno's Garage at ...
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How do I pull error codes from my Kawasaki motorcycle?

I have an FI light on my Kawasaki motorcycle that is 2002 or newer. How do I get the error codes so I can troubleshoot it?
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Motorcycle petcock leaking around bolts to tank

My petcock is leaking I originally thought it was internal do I took it apart inspected all the gaskets and seals and have it a good cleaning after reassembly it was still leaking and after a better ...
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Is there a key code with my Kawasaki

I hear that there is a key code for my 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT that can be given to a dealer who can then cut a new key for my bike if ever necessary. Now it is. But where do I find the key code?? ...
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John Deere LX 266 lawn tractor engine dies

I have a John Deere LX 277 lawn tractor that has developed an engine problem that has my mechanic and me stumped. The motor in question is a Kawasaki FH500V (electric starter). While the engine is ...
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Kawasaki EX650 - What causes a stator to burn out?

My motorcycle recently required a new stator (plus a new regulator rectifier and battery) because the stator burnt out and fried everything. What are the typical causes of a burnt-out stator? Does ...
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2000 Kawasaki Vulcan Vulcan 800 Throttle Cuts at High Speeds (85mph+) [closed]

The bike starts fine but it coughs a lot when giving throttle in first gear. Runs great 2nd - 5th but when pushing around 85 mph or more the acceleration quits. The engine is still running but feels ...
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Clutch pulls in too easy after reassebling the clutch basket, what did I did wrong?

I have a 1982 Kawasaki KZ550C LTD. When I got the bike one of the bearings on the starter assembly was worn out and would slip. So I pulled the engine and had to tear it down in order to get to the ...
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Kawasaki H2R flames come out of exhaust system

Kawasaki recently launched the H2R motorcible. The world’s only supercharged production hypersport streetbike. This bike has 326 bhp. I saw few videos of this incredible bike. My question is about ...
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Find the version of a motorcycle

I need to know the exact version of my motorcycle, I can't find this information on the frame nor the user manual. It's a Kawasaki ER-5 sold in October 2005 in France. I want to replace the fork oil ...
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Idling issues on 1995 Kawasaki ZZR600

The bike was running rough and could not get a constant idle speed. I checked the air filter and it was pretty well shot (contamination, etc.). As I awaited delivery of the new air filter, as a test I ...
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What is this pipe coming out of the petrol tank under the seat

Sorry, this is a newbie question, but what is this pipe coming out from the petrol tank under the seat? The bike is a 1989 Kawasaki ZZR 250:
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Does the air screw only affect the pilot jet?

I have a 2 stroke motorcycle, it's Kawasaki KR150. When I try to do some jetting on its carburetor (it's Keihin PWL26), I saw that there's an air screw. So now I've been wondering about this air ...
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Is it possible to have a vehicle with no VIN?

I've recently purchased a Kawasaki GPZ500S (AKA EX500 or Ninja 500R) circa 1998. I can't seem to find the VIN which should be embedded into the right hand side of the steering head (it's got the frame ...
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Kawasaki ZZR600 Model D3 - where is the fuel filter?

I've been looking for the location of the fuel filter. At first I thought it might not have one, and only the Model E ZZR's have one, because there seems to be no explicit mention of it or diagram in ...
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Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?

I have a 20 year old Kawasaki ZZR600. She was running fine in December. I didn't ride her for a few weeks in January. Left the battery on maintenance trickle charge. A few weeks or so ago I fired her ...