Question about kawasaki ZZR 1200 Motorcycles
I let my bike fall over in the drive and I suspect the oil has got into the carbs. I cleaned any oil I found in the air filter. The bike is running a bit slugish in low revs then there's is a sudden burst of exceleration! it is slow responce too in low revs. It performs okay at high revs and speeds. I'm thinking that I should take the carbs out and clean them. I have no experience taking the carbs out! should I attempet this I'm fairly mechanical but is it a job for the experts to do. I also want to take the spark plugs out again I don't have any experience with this either, I have a kawasaki zzr1200 do I need any special tools to remove the plugs?
Lars in Ireland
You could lay the bike down all day and oil is not going to get in the carbs. You should have a tool kit that came with the bike, (under the seat or inside a side cover). In it is a tool for plug removal. Removing the carbs is easy enough. Just be sure you have a clean, clear area to layout the parts so nothing gets lost.
Remove the float bowl and clean the entire carb with a spray carb cleaner from the auto parts store. Wear protective goggles to avoid getting spray in your eyes. Spray into all the little airways and fittings in the carb. Put the carb back together, clean the air filter and install the carb. Be sure the bolts are tight. INSTALL AN IN-LINE FUEL FILTER. Let the float bowl fill then try it out.
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