Question about 1993 kawasaki GTR 1000
Put bike in 6th gear cannot turn the engine with spark plugs removed bike has been stored for the winter had this bike for 16 years never had this problem or any other problem with bike 29000 miles only
Classic kawasaki hydraulic lock symptoms...basically a combination of sticking fuel tap plunger and sticking float valve on one of your carbs causes a cylinder to fill up with fuel. As this will not compress when the engine turns over the cylinder then locks up with a clonk. Easily confirmed by checking the oil as this will be contaminated with fuel...the level will have gone up and there will be a smell of petrol when you remove the filler cap. Unfortunately the commonest result of hydraulic lock is a bent conrod requiring an engine rebuild to replace.
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kawasaki zzr1200 non starter
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Posted on Feb 23, 2009
SOURCE: kawasaki gpz 1000 rx 1987 model
Running well at high revs would indicate that all the fuel and air it needs are getting to the engine and you also have a good spark. Probably no problem with air and fuel filter ( if fitted) or sparkplugs.
Running hot, and bad idling are signs of a lean air fuel mixture. The engine is probably not getting enough fuel at low revs.
This could be caused by an air leak between the carburettors and the engine. Check that the vacuum line to the fuel tap is properly secured at both ends. It is behind the fuel line at the tap.
Get a a short length of hollow plastic tube and use it like a stethascope - put one end to your ear and move the other end around your carburettor mounts with your engine revs as low as you can get, and listen for any sucking noises that would indicate a leak. Look for cracks in the rubber inlets.
The other possibility is that there is an internal blockage in the idling jets or idling fuel circuit. This is where dirt tends to lodge because the jet dimensions and passageways are very fine - The high speed jets are much bigger and dirt often just passes straight through.
Try a little bit of choke while the engine is warm to see if you get a stronger low speed response. If so that would point to an internal blockage.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
I found a microfiche for the GTR1000 and it looks like the indicator-relay is mounted on the front-fairing inner-frame (fairing stay) on the right-hand side ie next to the headlamp-ish.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
the clutch may be frozen in place. try disengaging the clutch, sit on the bike, and rock it back and forth and hard as possible. this may dislodge the clutch plates. it usually happens if the bike has sat for a while
Posted on May 16, 2010
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