Question about 1987 kawasaki ZL 1000 A1 Eliminator

2 Answers

How do i go about changing my cam chain - 1987 kawasaki ZL 1000 A1 Eliminator

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 743 Answers

Make sure that you take the side cover off of the motor and get the bottom timing mark in the right location. Then you can take off the top cover, I am assuming that it is a double overhead cam, then place some marks on anything that you are not sure of on the cam spockets to chain. There should be vivid marking on the spockets, but make sure that the sprockets are marked well since you don't want to get the valve timing off. There should be a master link on the chain that will come off. If you have to move the chain around to find them just make sure that the spockets go back to proper place and do not move the cam or crank once the chain is off. You might want to place a rag under the master link when you take it off so that nothing drops into the motor. The best advice is to go to the dealer and get a manual. They still carry them for that year.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 135 Answers

Well, first of all, if you've never done this before, then don't. It can be costly and get complicated and will require someone who knows what they are doing. Some cam chains can be replaced by simply breaking the old one with a chain breaker and hooking the new one to it, then pull it straight thru the engine until the joined end shows again. Then you'll have to remove the cam keepers, in order to get enough slack on the chain to join it. Then the cams have to be timed again with the new chain to the crank. If you do either step wrong it could get very costly. Believe me, you don't need valves going down when the pistons are coming up after you try to start it. Especially, don't try to start it with the starter or kick starter if it has one. Put a wrench on the flywheel bolt and turn it in the appropriate direction and hope to God it doesn't go tight.

Good luck
skidooer

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you change cam chain on cb1000


HONDA CBR1000F - CAM CHAIN ... - YouTube

? 6:35
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT81Vics2cU
Nov 13, 2012 - Uploaded by Naga Thai REPLACEMENT CAM CHAIN & TENSIONER -- CBR1000F This "How To" is ... replace timing chain on honda XL250 motorcycle , part 1 ...
images for change cam chain on cb1000

Sep 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do i change the cam belt on a 2007 bmw r1200gs adventure motorbike


There is no cam belt. Cams are chain driven and you have to remove and strip the entire motor to change the chains.

Feb 03, 2015 | 2007 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

1 Answer

Cam sensor


here we don't have this model. i can suggest check wiring from cam sensor to ecu . if ok then check timing , is it this model use timing chain if yes then it may be timing chain long already. you have to change timing chain.

Jul 23, 2014 | 2006 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

Cam chain change


If you do regular maintenance on the engine and do regular oil changes there will be no regulatory period for the chain to be replaced unless it becomes noisy and is affecting the performance of the engine.

Jun 17, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Does the 2000 silverado v8 have a timing chain and if so at what milage should it be replaced


yes the silverado's have timing chains, just about all v6's and v8's have timing chains, and timing chains should not be serviced, unless you are having problems with a timing chain guide or timing chain tensioner

Aug 08, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

How do i change the cam chain 1980 xs1100 yamaha


Hi, Debkraused426 for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Cam chain replacement XS11 com Forums
Sneaky motorcycle cam chain replacement technic how to Davidsfarmison...
Yamaha XS1100SH Service Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
Yamaha 1979 XS1100E Owner Manual

Mar 01, 2010 | 1980 Yamaha XS 400 Special

1 Answer

I am in the process of changing timing chains on a 2005 suzuki boulevard c50t. I was wondering what the maximum stretch of the chains are. I am thinking it might just be the tentioners too. The weird thing...


The cam chain it stretched, just like a drive chain. It should not have any tight spots, or loose spots. Replace the cam chain and look into aftermarket cam chain adjusters like APE. Chaz Moto DC

Jan 22, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C50T

1 Answer

Cam


I think you mean the cam chain and they have a autotesioner no adjusment necessary if its making alot of noise then its probly time to change it the cam chain I mean

Jan 05, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki RM-Z 450

2 Answers

Jaguar X-Type cam belt


These are chain driven. The only issue I have seen with these are the chain tensioners breaking. Generaly with chain driven engines, the chain will last the life of the vehicle, unless something like the tensioner or guide brakes. If it does break repairs can be fairly expensive.

Oct 28, 2009 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

Cam chain


That is an extremely difficult engine to work on regarding the chain. There is on thing you can try is to change the tensioner for the rear chain. You can access it from the passenger wheel well, it looks like a big nut from the outside. Get a new tensioner screw and replace it. if that dosent work you will have to remove either the engine or the transmission to gain access to the chain itself.

Jan 28, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
1987 kawasaki ZL 1000 A1 Eliminator Logo

273 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4521 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a kawasaki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...