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Is the bike locked up? Did the piston melt into the cylinder head?

If so you need to free up the piston to release the cylinder head.

You could try a little penetrating oil on the piston ring area and some heat. Then a wood stake and a mallet with a couple solid hits might unstick the rings.

Of course, after that...the head, rings and probably the piston are all gonna be scrap! Which they are anyway if the melted together right?

http://www.kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame.aspx?strContentURL=/Site/VIVehicleInformation/VIepc.asp?intCatalogID%3d2%26CatalogTypeID%3d4%26ProductTypeID%3d10%26ModelMarketingID%3d138%26ModelCode%3dKX500E15%26ModelYear%3d2003%26SHOWVEHTABS%3d1

This is a link to your bikes online parts list from Kawasaki. You can at least get part numbers for replacements if needed.

Good luck and be careful!

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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