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I have a 1078 z1000 with no spark does this have points and a condenser?

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You may have a bad on/off kill switch or wiring defect.
If unit has electronic ignition you will need to do some tests on it to find the problem or find a friend that can help or a good service tech to help you out.
Also some bikes need a good hot battery to start.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009


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My kawasaki z1000 2003 does not want to rev starts and idels beautifully but when i get to about 4000rpm it doesnt pick up revs ... can anyone give me some advice on what i can look for.

Hi, Wessel and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark.
3. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Intake air leak.
9. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system, fuel pump and/or filter.
10. Old dead or bad fuel.
11. Faulty fuel pressure regulator
12. Pinholes in the in tank plastic convoluted tubing from the pressure regulator to the quick disconnect check valve.
13. Fuel tank vent system plugged.
14. Throttle body controls misadjusted.
15. Damaged throttle body or intake seals.
16. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
17. Faulty MAP, CKP, O2, and/or CMP sensors.
18. Incorrect valve timing.
19. Weak or broken valve springs.
20. Damaged intake or exhaust valve.
21. Check for engine trouble codes.
22. Clogged air filter.
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I have a 16.5 hp onan engine in a 1979 gravely tractor -with engine running why are my ignition points sparking

Ignition points open to collapse magnetic field in ignition coil to make spark. They have a condenser across the points to reduce the spark which comes because the current collapse also generates a back feed current in the now open circut in the primary windings. This is the spark that damages and wears out the points. Check with a competent Auto Electrician that the condenser (also called a Capacitator) is the right capacity for the coil being used.

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Spark at points, but not at plug

It sounds like you must have a relatively old bike to be dealing with breaker points. If you are sure your points are OK, I would suspect the condenser next. They are relatively inexpensive (if still available for your bike) and usually require only a mounting screw and a connecting screw to replace.
Next, check the ignition coil and the high tension wire to your spark plug. Of course, I'm assuming that you are working with a good spark plug.

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Case 580CK gas...intermitent spark at points, new coil. Condenser needed?

Hi, the condenser connects to the negative coil terminal and is used to absorb the point spark so the points will not wear out prematurely. If you are getting sparks in the points, I recommend you replace the condenser.

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Hallo,spark plug for Kawasaki z1000 2010.I want to now the simbol of NGK.Thank you

Not a great question but hopefully the information you need is the part number CR9EK stock number 4548

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The bike is starting only with small plug gap.If we set the gap to original it wont start? tell me the reason?

.....A weak battery comes to mind for starters. A carboned up spark plug is another; start with a new spark plug. If I recall correctly from 39 years ago, your bike has ignition points and condenser. Remove the points cover (on left end of the overhead cam), and check the points. Burned? Pitted? Get a new set of points and condenser but for now, just file the points a bit using an emery board or metal fingernail file. Set the points to .015 clearance at the high point on the cam lobe. If you have a timing light you could check the timing and adjust as needed by rotating the points base plate left or right. Bad points give resistance to the flow of electricity. When the points are closed, the condenser gets charged up. Less electricity going through the points means less of a charge going into the condenser. Now the points open up and the stored charge goes from condenser to coil. The coil then produces a spark. With a low charge in the condenser, the spark is weak and will not jump a wide gap. Set the plug gap to very little and the weak spark can jump the gap. The standard gap is .028. ....... I don't recall when Honda move the points to the flywheel but the images below may help if your bike is that style. Clean any rust on noted parts; magnets and pick up coils. Okay, now I have done my part. Now you gotta do yours; please rate my answer. Thanks! tombones49_177.giftombones49_178.gif

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There is no spark coming from the distibutor cap but there is spark coming from the coil.

if you have spark coming from the end of the coil wire and none coming from the cap you need to replace the rotor bug.

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2004 Kawasaki z1000 will not start

Hi, Artis23manni and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enrichner.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
14. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
15. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
16. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
17. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
18. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
19. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
20. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
21. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
22. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
23. Check for engine trouble codes.
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My z1000 engine doesnt start,been told ive got stuck valve,if so can i unstick it without taking head off

Do a compression check on all cylinders. The lowest reading should be within 10% of the highest reading. If it is, then a stuck valve is not the problem. Install new plugs and check for spark on each plug. You didn't say what year the bike is. If you have carbs, drain the carbs. Water condensation filling the carbs could be the problem.

Oct 27, 2009 | kawasaki Z 1000 Motorcycles

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Where does the wire from the condensed connect ( point condenser )

The condenser wire connects to the point set. The points are actually a switch. When the points are closed the condenser builds up voltage and when the points open again the voltage is released out to the spark plug. I hope this helps you. Donnyb60

Mar 19, 2009 | Garden

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