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My 82 GPZ/kz750 4 doesn't sound right - # 2 cylinder plug white

My 82 kz750 4 doesn't sound right - as if a cylinder may not be functioning correctly. It idles ok. No pep though. -Carburators freshly disassembled and cleaned.
-new plugs
3 of 4 plugs look healthy -light carbon, however # 2 plug shows as clean/white light it is either burning lean or burning hot . The pipes are all hot to touch. There is a ticking sound coming from the valves that wasn’t there before. It happened all of a sudden during a short/high speed spin. Could be a valve problem?

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Yes it could be a valve problem.
Check the valve clearances
Do a cylnder compression test
Check for air leaks in the intake boots

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Kawasaki gpz 400 will not start

Hi, Nico and the usual suspects are:
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8. Carburetor float stuck.
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10. Severely discharged or damaged battery, you need 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
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12. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
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Jul 27, 2016 | kawasaki Motorcycles

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Left coil feeds 1 and 4...right coil feeds 2 and long as you stick to this it doesn't matter which lead goes to which plug. Left coil will have one short lead and one long...short =1...long = 4. Right coil leads will be about even in length...doesn't matter which goes to 2 or 3.
It's a wasted spark system so plugs 1 and 4 fire together...2 and 3 fire together...only 1 cylinder in each pair will be compressed and ready to fire when the spark happens, the other will be empty and coming on to it's inlet stroke...

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Cylinder misfire on #2 cylinder,

Takes all to fire a cylinder (Fuel, Spark, Air & Timing) properly. Easiest to check is spark. Pull the plug and look at it. Is it wet and smell like fuel? If so, then swap it with cylinder next to it. If the problem moved, then its the plug. If the misfire is still on Cylinder #2, then swap the plug wire (both ends). If the misfire is still on Cylinder #2, then swap the coil. (see where this is going?) If the plug is dry, then check the fuel injector for operation. Noid light tester or you can get a long screwdriver and stick one end on your ear and the other on the injector - it should make a steady, rhythmic clicking sound if it is functional when car is running. No sound? Replace. Is the plug oily? Check cylinder #2 for compression. No compression or little compression means either head gasket blown or bad/sticking valve (intake or exhaust) = big money to get fixed. Timing on one cylinder is hard to test without correct test tools. Timing is likely not a problem on a single cylinder misfire. Good luck.

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I thank you for giving me the answer for the fir order for the 750 gsx but now i need the wire order from the dist cap to the sparkplugs and thank you for who ever helped me with this

You have 2 coils with 2 spark plug wires each.Coil #1: it has Orange/white and Black/Yellow wires. That coil feeds simultaneously the 2 & 3 cylindersCoil #2: It has Orange/White and White wires. That one is for 1 & 4 cylinders.If you have remove them, it doesn't matter which one goes where as long as the spark plug cables are long enough to reach the spark plug properly.

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82 gpz 750 r1. Could a compression reading of 110 in cylinder 2 cause mild fluttery sounding rev above idle, lack of torque and a dry, near white looking plug? Could these symtoms be caused by the fact the...

Yes it is low compression and can cause problems,may be a valve problem, judging by the sound, check the clearances,
really tight , burnt valve
really loose, stuck valve
No gaskets can cause that, but would generally take quite a few kilometeres.

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82 GPZ 750 R1 w/ mac 4/1 exhaust Will the lack of exhaust gaskets affect compression?


But it will affect how well it idles and reduce your torque due to a lack of back pressure.

May 05, 2010 | 1976 kawasaki Z 750

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Had a problem with one cylinder flooding and

jets sound like they are worn blocked or similar. you might have to clean it all again or try fuch's pro fst to clean them up. have you vacuum balanced them?

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82 gpz 1100 cam cam orientation

should find the info you need in a manual here
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I think this is a simple gravity feed to the carbs. It's possible you require some vacuum from the intact manifold to open the flow. Some Honda Nighthawks are set up that way.

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