Question about 1974 kawasaki Z1A
Pick up a shop manual. It will tell you how and what to check for coils. I don't know the specs off hand for your coils (they are generally in ohms which measure resistance) or which wire to connect to the multimeter where. You need a shop manual to test coils to get the specs on how many ohms there should be. Make sure the battery is 100% charged and read the manual for your multimeter. You can pop the fuse if you use it wrong and or damage the meter. To test a solinoid you'll need a helper or you can do it yourself but it helps to have someone push the start button for you while you watch the meter. Put the multimeter in DC volts (I believe there is postition of 20v and under but dont use millivolts, I dont have mine handy to look at and my memory sucks anymore). Have the helper push the start button and put the + lead on one terminal (the one coming from the battery) and the - on the other (the heavy one leading to the starter) it should show a voltage (around 12 or more with a fully charged battery)when the button is pushed with the key on. To see if you are getting power tot he solenoid unhook the wire coming from the start button (again this is where a shop manual helps but it's usually a real thin wire) place the + lead on the wire and the - lead on a ground ( engine, frame, - battery term). have a helper push the start button with the key on. If you have voltage to that wire thats close to battery voltage then you are getting power to the solenoid most likely. You can also test that way with a test light. I know I'm forgetting stuff but you get the idea. Oh yeah, check all your fuses first to make sure none of them are blown.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 26, 2016 | Briggs Electrical Supplies
May 09, 2014 | Yamaha YZF-R1 Motorcycles
Jan 11, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers
Aug 07, 2009 | Dryers
Nov 20, 2008 | 2005 Honda Cb 400 Super Four
Nov 20, 2008 | 1990 kawasaki KR-1R
Nov 20, 2008 | 2006 Suzuki SV 1000 S
Nov 20, 2008 | 1998 Suzuki RG 150 Gamma II
Nov 20, 2008 | 2000 Husqvarna TE 410 E
Sep 07, 2007 | Kenmore 72062 Gas Dryer
163 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: