Question about 1979 kawasaki KE 125
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Go to the dealer and ask for the stock plug for your bike. Check for spark on the new plug then install the plug.
Remove the carb , dissemble it and clean the varnish out. Remove the petcock, ( gas valve ),water trap and clean it out. Next let one cup of gas flow into a container. Any water or rust in the bottom of the container? If any rust was in the water trap or the container then purchase an inline fuel filter to eliminate the rust getting into the carb.
If cleaning the carb yourself does not do the trick then take it to the dealer and have them clean it and install a car kit. This should eliminate the carb as a problem. Get a new air filter and install it.
Now you have spark, gas and air. If it still will not start it is likely that you need new crank seals. On a bike that old you may well need new crank bearings as well.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: Points gap for Kawasaki KE 125
Point gap will be .14. Make sure after you set the points at .14 you attempt to insert a .16 feeler gauge. It should not go between the points without moving them. Also, a .12 feeler gauge should slip in without any force.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
you can trace if a coil is bad by using multi tester and check the voltage coming from it.,the volts shall be not less than six ( 6)Volts.But the problem if you dont have a multi tester?Ok,kick the starter of the motorcycle and at the same time slightly ground the wire from the coil into the cranckcase..,and if you can notice that the spark will produce a burning sound with a blue fire ,then your coil is still good.
By the way,i think your problem is not in the coil itself but either of the following:
1. The ignition coil is bad.
2. The condenser have a leak or shorted.
3. the contact point.Maybe it needs to replace or just needing a good adjustment of the "timing".
4. Or,just simply change the sparkplug.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
SOURCE: my 1974 kawasaki ke 125
Several things could be wrong. First, the fuel petcock (valve) at the bottom of the gas tank should be turned off when the bike is not being ridden. Also, it is possible the valve may not be fully shutting off the gas. This can allow the carb to overflow and leak gas. A stuck open or punctured float in the carb bowl can cause overflow. The float should be light as a feather and have nothing inside it but air. Is the carb securely mounted?
Check for cracked fuel hose or bad connections at the tank and carb. Is the fuel valve body leaking gas where it mounts to the tank? Heck, with the bike being 36 years old the tank may be leaking at a weld or due to rust through. I wish I could work on your bike. The older bikes are more fun to work on than the newer bikes. Post a reply and let me know what you find.
Posted on Aug 09, 2010
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