Question about 2003 kawasaki Z 1000
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sounds like your idle jet is clogged. This is caused by gasoline evaporating out of the carburator during long periods of disuse which can leave a varnish residue. You will probably need to remove the float bowl and remove the jet to clear it as carb cleaning additives in the gasoline are usually useless for this problem. It is vital that you use the exact fit screw driver on float bowl screws as they are usually very tight. The jet will have a very small opening and you could damage the jet if you use the wrong method to clean it (do not use a drill bit). First try a carburator cleaner spray with the small plastic straw that comes with them. Look thru the jet hole by holding it up to a strong light to see that it is indeed clogged. Then try holding the small straw in the jet orifice and forcing the cleaner into and through the jet. Be careful that you don't deflect the spray back into your eyes. Use eye protection. You could try to soak the jet in a cap full off the cleaner for a while. If that doesn't work a very small stiff wire might work to push the clog out (from a wire brush?). Then try the spray method again.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
The ER5 has got an electronic rev-counter, no cable.
Like the oval rear brake-drums this is another ER5 bugbear, the rec/rec fails, the battery boils and the rev-counter is usually a victim too.
Often on ER5 specific forums there will be someone who repairs the circuit board and sells the repaired units much cheaper than a new one. it's usually a tiny zener-diode that is killed.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
ok buddy on the carb will be some sort of screw and idle screw turn this in 1/4 of a turn with the machine running until it idles at 1000rpm also the choke will stall the engine when warm the choke is only for cold starts get back to me more info or problems
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
what right rear indicator do you mean?indicator of flasher?tail light?pls.make it clear so that i could help...if your problem is the indicator lights,it is surely attached to the batery line.Now,you can trace it by looking for the line/wire of the said bulb first,it is commonly a red wire.In vestigate it if there is a cut or pulled out wire particularly to the joints or connector.
..Second,you can check the negative line of the said light which is commonly black wire.,try to check it by simply directly attach the black wire to the body or to the crankcase of the motorcycle itself.Third,clean the bulb socket to remove rust & dirt.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
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