Question about 1987 kawasaki ZL 1000 A1 Eliminator

1 Answer

I had my carbs checked and they are balanced perfectly but it still seems to use more gas than normal.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,674 Answers

Pull spark plugs and if appears to be burning clean, then maybe have a look at air filters, possible brake dragging, engine oil as specified by manufacturer. Does it run good and accelerate as normal?

Posted on May 23, 2011


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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Carbs synced cant get balanced

Hi, Jill you can never get them perfect just shoot for the best overall for more information about your question and valuable free downloads that you will need please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
How To Synchronize Your Carbs It's All About Balance
How to sync carbs on motorcycle
How to bench sync motorcycle carbs

Feb 08, 2016 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have a 1971 cb100cc. I CANNOT for the life of me get that bike to run, in a sequence. Points gap is set right, advance seems to work good, it's getting fuel and has good spark. But it still will not

If every thing seems to be in order, spark, etc. , try spraying some carb cleaner down the throat of the carb and see if it fires up. The problem could be a dirty carb. Does the carb have needle valves on it? I don't know this engine so I'm giving general advice. If it does fire up when you spray carb cleaner in the carb, try using a fuel system cleaner in the gas tank, and spray the crab cleaner in the carb to get it started. change the gas filter.

Jun 02, 2014 | 1971 Honda CB 100

1 Answer

I have a corolla xe 96. What seems to be the problem if my gas consumption is 3:1 the mechanic check the carb and it seems to be normal..need your asap feed back..tnx..

Some of these corollas with carbs still came with o2 sensors, have him check the o2 if it has one, the next thing is to make sure the engine is running good with no misfires and air filter clean and timing dead on. this is where i would start.

A gas reading machine would be helpful to check the output of the exhaust to see if the carb needs adjusting. good day

Sep 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How often do the carbs need balancing

I used to just check them every six months or so, and most times they didn't need any adjustment whatsoever. It will only be the idling that is normally effected, so unless it is not idling perfectly I would not really worry about it.

Sep 25, 2011 | 1999 Yamaha FZX 250 Zeal

1 Answer

I have a NC30 that has been standing for about a year, the only reason for that is CDI issues. I bought a De-restricted CDI from Japan, replaced the Spark plugs and checked all fuses and connections. I...

Check your CDI on the other bike is a good option. if it was perfect before the CDI change then the new CDI is the only variable.
Wont be shimming.the valves need to wear to change that setting, and the bike has been sitting.
Sounds like its sucking air after the carby once over, but the balancing would have picked that up.
But how did you balance them if its idling at 5000rpm?
Recheck the carb once over,and balance, and make sure the fuel and vacumn tubes are in correct positions. check the throttle cable is replaced correctly
I assume it is running on all cylnders.

Mar 24, 2011 | Honda VFR 400 R NC30 Motorcycles

1 Answer

Gas running straight through the carb, float needle still intact

take your float out and see if it will float if it sinks replace it also replace the needle set.

May 12, 2010 | 2004 Suzuki RM 250

1 Answer

83 vt 500 shadow: the carb on the bike is

hi,i might be wrong,but the first place i would start looking is the carbs,there are two of them and it has all the symptoms of imbalanced carbs,if you have a set of carb balancers then the job is relatively easy,if not,then you will have to take it to a shop to get done,the adjustments on the carbs are very very fine,the difference between running perfect and not running well is about 1/50th of a turn on the balance adjuster screw,if the carbs have been tampered with or as is normally the case,as the bike ages and all the parts start to wear the carbs will go out of balance,and it will severely affect engine performance,get the carbs tuned up and i am pretty sure you will have a new feeling bike when you get it back..hope this helps...cheers

Mar 26, 2010 | 1984 Honda VT 500 C Shadow

1 Answer

Hi, I have a 1995 GL1500 and it has a slight light rattle at idle when hot. It has covered 55000 mls, i have checked valve timing and carb balance all seems good. bike runs perfect except for noise, any...

Does the noise stop when in neutral with the clutch handle pulled in? If so it may be normal. I have a 1999 Honda Valkyrie (has the same engine setup as your wing) and it is noisey with the clutch handle released at idle, but the noise goes away when the clutch handle is pulled in.

Another thought.......Have you recently adjusted the valves? If not they may need adjusting.

Hope this helps.


Nov 12, 2009 | 1995 Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing

2 Answers

High idle on start up with choke off.

This sounds like an air leak is making the fuel/air mixture too lean. Any air leaks between the carb and the head will lean the mixture. Old, hard and cracked rubber manifold parts are the usual culprits. Old gaskets and "O" ring seals can leak air also. A bad head gasket seal happens at times also, as does an exhaust valve not fully seating. Air leaks are the idle speed problem.

A different problem is likely present in the carbs and that is what is causing the rich fuel smell. The carbs must be balanced. Example > If three of four carbs are perfectly balanced and one carb is not, then the 3 are "driving" the 4th carb. This will cause gas to spit into the air cleaner from the "bad" carb and can cause a backfire or two. Special vacuum gauges are needed to balance the carbs. Also be aware the carbs must be scycronizsed as well. The slides on all four carbs must lift at exactly the same time when the throttle is cracked.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock.

I don't get paid for my answers but I do take pride in them, and I am only trying to help. So if you will, > > A “very helpful” rating for these answers? Thanks!

Jun 14, 2009 | 1977 Suzuki GS 750

Not finding what you are looking for?
1987 kawasaki ZL 1000 A1 Eliminator Logo

107 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4818 Answers


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers


Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides