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Kawazaki z400 elektric problem

There isnt enough spark and the wiring is a mess,its a project im doing for my dad

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What you what to do is clean your grounds if you can take off the wireing and clean evrey thing one by one

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Kawazaki z400 1981 spark not enough,wiring a mess,need a diagram

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand a couple of possibilities considering it is a 1981 model:
  • check the usual, if it is not cranking, either weak battery or starter relay/solenoid. Another to consider is the starter motor or more specifically the carbon brushes;
  • ignition switch - check if the coils are getting +12 even when cranking;
  • CDI - check if the electronic ignition is getting +12 even when cranking;
  • if it is still a point type ignition, check the contact points, gap, dwell and the condenser;
  • compression test - worn out rings and/or intake valves would cause low compression making the bike hard if not impossible to start.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy New Year.

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Kawazaki z400 1981 spark not enough,wiring a mess

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