Question about 1979 kawasaki Z 650

1 Answer

My 78 kz650 turns over but does not fire. what could the problem be?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Expert
  • 2,973 Answers

Friend, There could be two reasons for this. One. There is no current reaching the spark plug and thus there is no spark in the cylinder. Please remove the plug and connect again tot he HT wire. touch it to the body (metal portion) and turn the engine. If there is spark, it will show as blue flame between the points of the plug. Two. There is no gas reaching the cylinder. Ensure that it does reach there.

Posted on May 31, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1982 kz 1000 installed a dyna s ignition and rotor advancer where do i set the timing marks

use a timing light and set it to what the manual or internet tells you to. i have one on my 78 kz650 beats points any day of the week!!

Apr 14, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

78 kawasaki kz650 replace vacuum lines now pipes overheat and glow orange? Any ideas of what the problem cld be ?

Most likely one of the new vacuum lines came loose leaving you with a vacuum leak. The engine pulls in extra air through the leak, but since that air does not pass through the carb venturi it does not draw in extra fuel with it. Therefore the engine runs lean. Lean engines run hot.

Apr 22, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

78 kz650 exhaust pipes overheating turning orange after replacing all vacuum lines ? What cld it be?

heating exhaust pipes is either too lean or incorrect timing allowing unburnt fuel to burn in the exhaust pipes . Check valve clearance for the exhaust valves.

Apr 22, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Trying to find a 1981 Kawasaki KZ650 csr owners manual

Oct 08, 2012 | kawasaki Z 650 Motorcycles

1 Answer

1982 kawasaki kz650 that has a issue idleing

im about to sell my 78 650. these bikes are so called cold blooded and need some time on the richener. its not really a choke to warm up somewhat. if you ride it for like 4 mins and you cant shut the richener off you have a clog someplace or your jetting is not rich enough. does your bike have stock intake and exhaust? if not you need to rejet for changes to them.

Jul 28, 2017 | 1982 kawasaki Z 650

1 Answer

I have a 78 kz650, I have had the carbs rebuilt and rejetted and i still keep losing power to both the inside cylinders. the plugs are firing. now I have been told that other than the fact that the carbs...

2 and 3 run off the same coil which sounds suspiciously like a coil failing.
What does the dealer do to make it run for a day? like putting new plugs in

If the carbs are not flooding and have beeen properly jetted they shouldnt cause a problem.
30 year old bikes dont often have genuine mufflers on them, so they need jetting to suit
If the carbs are standard I wouldnt consider changing them.
Standard carbs work best with a standard air box and filter.
Make sure the fuel tap is working correctly(no flow unless the engine is running) in case its sucking fuel down the vac line.

Aug 16, 2011 | 1977 kawasaki Z 650

1 Answer

I have old 78 series cast iron wet base . seral #780104 model#78--175. Iam looking for a wet pack.Not if that is right, but it's to line the fire box ?? MEGAMAN@ZOOMINTERNET.NET

I just bought a wet pack for my 78 series from a local supplier.
It is a Westwood No S70-45, wet sheet chamber liner. You cut it to fit then fire up the boiler and it sets up. The sheet measures 16'x48'. You can also get it online. Good luck

Mar 20, 2009 | Slant Fin GF-210W 2 Gallon Humidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
1979 kawasaki Z 650 Logo

Related Topics:

255 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides