Question about 1986 kawasaki GPz 1000 RX

Open Question

When the engine on my kawasaki gpz900r gets hot it starts to knock, but when it is cold it seems ok. is this the big ends

Posted by on


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

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

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 kawasaki klx 300 r

If you are not a mechanic, take it to a shop before you completly destroy your cylinder or case. You most likely have a broken ring, bad valve or loose ring clip, but either way, the reason it is worse at the lower end is because that is where you are putting the most stress on the engine. could try using higher octane fuel, OR...your running the engine to lean. In any case, you should seek professional help with the issue, because running it with it knocking WILL end in an expensive repair.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • 67 Answers

SOURCE: How do i know if its a big end knock or normal ?

there nornally nis a bit of rattle,can you hear it with out the screwdriver, if not i wouldnt worry to much, i would if i was you drop the oil and put fresh oil in that will make some differrnce cos if the oil has lost its density it becomes thin am=nd wont protect the engine properly

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for advice it is not noticeable other than with listening device have already changed oil the first thing i did cheers "

SOURCE: fireing order for kawasaki gpz900r

Sitting on the bike from left to right the cylinders are numbered 1,2,3,4.
The ignition fires 1,2,4,3.
The left coil operates 1,4 the right coil...3,2 in that order.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

  • 426 Answers

SOURCE: I need a service manual

Look here:

Posted on Mar 04, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1989 -1990 350 big bear it has a knocking when starting but after a few mins it warms up doesn't seem to knock as how can I fix this

Depends where the knocking is coming from, what sort of knock, how loud it is, what speed and whether it is load and speed dependent.

It is important to have a rough idea of the location or source of the knock in order to decide whether to dismantle or not and if dismantling what to begin checking. Even if you had the patience to make the sound heard with words it would be no substitute for an experienced person hearing it.
Also different people describe noises differently and hear them differently.

Aluminium is a common material used in such engines and it expands about seven times more than steel as it heats up and this is the principle reason why cold engine knocks can fade after warm-up and why some cold engines are silent and are noisier when hot.

Listening through a stethoscope or a large screwdriver is an aid to locating the area of the knock. A load dependent knocking indicates piston or connecting rod problems and if the noise becomes louder and more harsh on load or as the speed increases it signals trouble sooner rather than later

Apr 07, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Has anyone a workshop manual Kawasaki GPZ1000RX english

There's a Haynes manual for this bike - see for example here
it won't be free. tO GET THE LINK INSERT E WHERE YOU SEE A *

Is this ebook in English ?

or try this perhaps
I hope these are helpful. You should say where you are for (possibly) more helpful information.

I'm sorry, I could not find a free one.


Dec 23, 2014 | 1987 kawasaki GPz 1000 RX

1 Answer

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad top end knock

Hi, Anonymous I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Loud knocking in top end Kawasaki Vulcan Forum Vulcan Forums
Kawasaki VN1500 Service Manual
OEM Parts for Kawasaki
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad Fi Owner Manual

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Feb 08, 2014 | 2004 kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad

2 Answers

Got z550 when start got knocking noise when on tick over,when revved up knocking noise stops then starts again when stopped.

check timing chain for wear and the guides and the chain tensioner replase chain and guides and fit a manual tensioner.

Nov 03, 2013 | 1982 kawasaki Z 550 F

1 Answer

Have a 99 jeep grand cherokee 4.7. it runs ok for 5mins when cold then once it warms up it seems like it is running out of gas, then shuts off and won't start until cool again. Also has small tap or knock...

this happened to me, it ended up being a bad coil mine had the independent coils (one for each spark plug) and it was causing a misfire which caused an audible ticking as well. i bought one and just kept moving it to the next until i found the one that needed to be changed its a electronic device and thats why it fails when it gets hot.

Nov 09, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Im 19 yrs old, i have engine knocking in my 1993 Honda Acoord, after being stuck down in a long driveway covered in ice, dirt, and slush. Trying to get it out, punched it in 1st gear. Havent had an oil...

If you ran low on oil and ran hot the news is probably not good. If the knock is there when you tap off but goes when you accellerate that is a big end bearing. If that lets go you will be looking at an engine replacement so it needs urgent attention. If it is a lighter knock coming from higher up in the engine it could be a gudgeon pin bearing and whilst it will need replacing it is not as urgent as the big end. For the next time the way to get out of a slippery mess is to let the clutch out slowly and give the engine as few revs as possible to allow the tyres to grip. The moment they start spinning you have lost the plot and you need to start over again.You can even try turning the steering a little to get grip on the sides of the gully.

Mar 15, 2010 | 1993 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Engine knocks cold ok hot

if its at the top end its pistion slap
if its at the bottem end(of your engine) its a crank shaft bearing.

with out going into extream detail,

a ting sound at the top is a pistion slap.... replace all your pistions posibly over hual the engine.

a dubble knock that gose with rpm but sounds 2 knocks very every fireing of the pistion is a crank bearing..... replace your crank shaft bearings.... all of them b/c metal gose threw an engine extreamly fast and will destroy other beraings. this knock on start up will turn into a knock all the time, then a very louad knock that will end your engines life.

unfortunetly the answer is engine rebuild and fast.

May 30, 2009 | 2003 GMC Envoy

2 Answers

I need a wiring diagram for a Kawasaki GPZ900R can any body help?

best thing to do is get Haynes manual for your bike. Have full diagrams in back of manual

May 03, 2009 | 1988 kawasaki GPz 1000 RX

Not finding what you are looking for?
1986 kawasaki GPz 1000 RX Logo

Related Topics:

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4995 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers


Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides