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Bike wont start

Put a new motor in my kawasaki zxr ninja 900 and now it wont start.
the old motor has a plug attached to the cam and the new motor hasnt could this cause a problem as i dont know why the new motor hasnt got one.
we dont seem to have spark and we have checked everything we can think of.

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  • ktal1 Jan 14, 2009

    the sensor is connected to the head not the cover any other way to fix the problem

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    Calvinrueb87 May 11, 2010

    Did you verify the engine codes?

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    Calvinrueb87 May 11, 2010

    That is most likly a cam sensor and they are what times the the spark. Without it connected it doesn't know when to fire. You may not have the right engine, or at least not the right year and that sensor could be somewhere else. Compare the engine codes, find what that did come out of and find where that sensor is on the new motor. Another option is if that sensor is attached to the valve cover then consider swaping valve covers?

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If you can't find another similar connection on the new motor, you might need to swap heads (if it's the same exact motor).

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