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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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Kawasaki GPz1100A1 blink/error codes

Could someone please explain how to Pull blink/error codes 1984 Kawasaki GPz1100
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2001 Kawasaki zzr600

I got the bike it had a burnt wire and didn't have a key so I put a resistor on the gray wire issue too so it would be 6 volts now I'm getting 12 volts to the coral but it still acts like it's not ...
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2013 Ninja 1000 Stuttering only in 2nd Gear

My 2013 Ninja 1000 is stuttering when given heavy throttle input, but only in second gear. The bike also had trouble priming the pump when turning on, so I thought these were related. I got an opinion ...
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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic FI will not run at high power settings

I have a 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic with fuel injection. Under hard acceleration the engine sputters and dies but immediately recovers if I let off the throttle and accelerate more gently. This ...
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troubleshooting gas gauge , 2000 kawasaki vulcan 1500 classic with fuel injection

I have a 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic with fuel injection. The fuel gauge needle is stuck at the half-full reading and never moves, even when the ignition is turned off. The low fuel light does ...
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New KLX230 not fully accelerating

When fully engaging the throttle, the engine starts making an underwater "wompwompwomp" sound and ceases to accelerate further. I'm seeing heavier people than me get their 230's to over ...
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Would a Kawasaki Z900 exhaust fit on a Kawasaki Z250sl?

Looking to buy a small slip-on exhaust: It's for a Kawasaki Z900, 2017. But would it fit on a Kawasaki Z250sl?
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Can this damage my motorcycle?

So when I brake, I first hold the clutch to take the power away and then I start braking. The problem is when I try to accelerate again, it takes about 5 seconds for the motorcycle to start moving ...
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What does the lever disk adjust?

The clutch as well as the front brake lever has this rotating disk on it. What does it do?
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I Need an Adhesive That Will Bond Aluminum to Plastic or Bakelite

I need to bond (or RE-bond) a piece of what appears to be a hard plastic lining onto a cam chain guide used in a Kawasaki KZ400H. It appears the OEM plastic piece was originally glued to the cam chain ...
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ECU leaks current

Im the proud owner of an ER-6F from 2009. I just tested my bike for leaking current and noticed it did. When pulling the fuses I found the ECU to be the culprit. I assume this is not normal. What do i ...
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Cause of stator burn on ER-6F 2009

So yesterday I stopped for gas and when I tried starting the bike again it did not work. After some google-ing I found it was probably the stator. When I opened up the bike the stator had a burn spot. ...
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bad idling on my Kawasaki W800

Any help much appreciated, my w800 surges not all the time but sometimes on idle. It goes from 1300 revs down to almost stalling and then back up again but only occasionally, like when stopped at ...
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99 Kawasaki Vulcan Ultra Classic 1500cc, been sitting for over a year in a climate controlred garage and will not start

Now with this 99 Vulcan Ultra Classic, I have replaced the gasoline plus added a bottle of Mechanic in a Bottle as well. Plus new plugs, and new battery. It turns right over just as easily as it ...
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Starter not engaging motor

I have a 1986 Kawasaki bayou 300 that the starter is not engaging the motor. I put a brand new starter on and didn’t fix it. Also put on a new starter solenoid and still didn’t fix it. I checked every ...
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My bike has a strange problem involving the lateral stand

I have a pretty old Kawasaki ZZR 250 and it has a strange "starting" problem that manifested over the last two years: If it's hot outside, in summer season for example, the bike has no ...
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How to inspect a brand new motorcycle before buying from showroom?

When you decide to buy a brand new bike from an official Suzuki, Kawasaki or Yamaha showroom, how can you inspect to be sure of that the bike is brand new with zero mileage? What if the bike has been ...
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Motorcycle not starting unless I force it into first gear, but the battery itself is ok

I am having a weird issue with my Kawasaki Z650 2019, as per title. It used to start when I just pulled the clutch, now it needs be forced into first gear in order for it to start (while holding down ...
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Error code 58 on my Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 e9f 2009

Wot is error code 58 and how to fix it, my bike has been running great for around 17000 mils but now when I start it it runs fine but won't rev it's like limp mode,my bike has aftermarket exhaust ...
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Motorcycle lost all acceleration on highway and now has no power to go into gear. Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS

This is the second time something similar like this has happened. The last time, I was in 2nd gear taking off and the bike just wouldn't accelerate further. After stopping the bike, throttling the ...
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What could this engine noise be? - Kawasaki KLX300

So, Long story short, I made (what is now) a regrettable purchase of a 2001 Kawasaki KLX300 with tapping noises coming from the engine. Additionally, the engine is low on compression and is burning ...
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Sanding motorbike bolts and abs sensor plates?

I want to do some cleaning up on my 2 motorbikes whilst in lockdown. I was just wondering do the manufacturers put any protective coating on bolts, or the abs sensor disc on the wheels? As there is ...
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS 2013 not starting troubleshooting (lights off and clicking noise, starter won't turn)

I would like to ask for your help diagnosing my bike's starting issue. Long story short: the starter won't turn, but once I manage to push-start the bike, the bike runs perfectly. The starter ...
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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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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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