20 Most Recent 1996 kawasaki ZXR 400 Questions & Answers


Check the sencer on the side stand hasn't stuck in ! Use a multi meter and move stand up and down , should make and break contact !

1996 kawasaki... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014


number 1 is by the cam chain , remove the tank etc and all plugs then tdc number 1 then see which cylinder comes up nxt etc etc ! use a long thin rod to feel the pistons come up !

1996 kawasaki... | Answered on May 19, 2014


Sounds like a bad starter without knowing what sounds it made when you turned it over etc. if it did absolutely nothing when you tried to start it but started when jumped via solenoid it’s either wiring between the button and starter or wiring between the solenoid and starter itself

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


Just above the clutch cover on the right hand side of the engine

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Feb 23, 2015


over fueling , when was carbs cleaned out last and fuel system cleaned ? is choke sticking on slightly

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014


Like all mechanical issues this is just a matter of elimination.
There is no mention of the exhaust system in the comment.

Is the motor backfiring despite the exhaust? Is there a corroded suppression baffle increasing back pressure? "... looking back this issue has slowly got worse"

There is a balance in the explosive gases, based on the comment.
So it seems the ignition chamber gases / fuel mix is correct. But there is enough fuel air ratio to post ignite, seems like an exhaust side issue from the comments.

Still there is nothing like feet on the ground ;)

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Nov 22, 2013


try removing your spark plug then turn your engine over a few times but be careful there may be some oil or gas that sputters out so have a rag ready. Do that a few times until you dont see anything coming out then replace spark plug and try starting it again. If that doesnt solve it you may have to replace you rings ( on the pistons)

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Apr 14, 2012


Try looking under seat on top frame area. See if that helps

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011


look at coil earth for clean connection

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011


Remove the silencer and clean up the down pipe and silencer ends. Use a liberal amount of exhaust repair paste and push the silencer back on. Refit the clamp that holds the pipes together and replace any perished rubberised band that may be used. Run the motor on idle for about 10 mins to harden the paste and the leave overnight. Recheck the clamp for tightness and hopefully all should be well with the world, the sun will be shining and you can go for a ride.

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


hi you dont say what model kawasaki you have im assuming you have a transverse four like a z1000 generally speaking as you sit on the bike the outer cylinders are 1 and 4 the inner cylinders are 2 and 3 ,now again im assuming you have two coils, each coil has two plug leads
coming out of them coil number one will serve cylinders 1 and 4 it doesnt matter which of these leads goes to either 1or 4 as bikes use a wasted spark system and will spark on the exhaust stroke as well, coil number 2 will serve cylinders 2 and 3 again it wont matter which plug lead goes to either 2or3 ok now for the tough part
you need to find the sparking point for no1 cylinder remove no1 spark plug probably the outer left cylinder as your sat on the bike and turn the engine over by putting the bike in gear (only do this with no plug leads connected as it could start unexpectedly in gear ) and push or bump the bike gently with the clutch out to bring the piston to the top of the bore a small torch would be handy for this to shine down the plug hole you then need to find a timing cover on the outside of the engine
you may need a service manual for this as there are many variations but usally there are two pick up modules one for each coil the timing marks correspond to each coil with cylinder 1 at the top of the bore the timing mark should be near number 1 pick up module now that you know which module number one is follow the wiring back to the coil ,each pick up wiring is a different colour like black and orange wires for one coil and black and green for another when you have found number one coil attach plug leads to it and fit them to cylinders 1 and 4 you then fit the remaining coil with plug leads to 2 and 3 cylinders refit the spark plug take the bike out of gear and go for a start good luck with this

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011


I'll need some more information. Does the bike start at all? Does it idle fine, but then dies if you give it gas? Try to explain in detail what is going on so I can help you with this. There are a few things to check for, start by making sure your gas is good DON'T USE ANY GAS WITH ETHANOL (corn stuff) and that it is new. Another thing is to make sure you are getting spark. A simple way is to take the spark plug out while keeping it in the wire and touching it to the outside of the engine (grounding it), turn the motor over and you should see spark. If not, thats something you will need to correct. You don't have a year or what type of motorcycle so I'm assuming its a late 70's, early 80's KZ400 you are talking about. If so, the points could be the culprit as well (if the spark isn't going). But for the most part, the "needle" settings will only help with it's ability to rev high (main jet) and if it dies at idle, your idle jet is plugged up. Get back to us on the specifics and I can help more.

Bruno

Here is a great site if it IS a KZ400
http://www.kz400.com/

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010


Please check this link and see if this helps.


www.kawasaki.com/OwnerInfo

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


TO ELMINATE THE STARTER, FOLLOW THE WIRE FROM THE + SIDE OF THE BATTERY TO THE STARTER REAY IE SOLENOIDE, YOU WILL SEE 2 X NUTS HOLDING THE CABLES TO IT, THE SOLENODE IS A MAGNETIC SWITCH WHEN YOU PRESS THE STARTER BUTTON THE SWITCH JOINS TOGETHER THE 2 WIRES, TO TEST THE STARTER MANUALY YOU WILL NEED TO JOIN THESE 2 WIRES TOGETHER,EITHER BY REMOVING 1 WIRE AND JOINING IT TO THE OUTHER. OR BY USEING AN INSULATED PAIR OF PLIERS AND BRIDGING BOTH CONTACTS, BA AWARE THAT SPARKS NEAR TO YOUR BATTERY COULD CAUSE YOU BATTERY TO EXPLODE AND CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN ANY BATTERY WORK IS UNDERTAKEN, SAFETY GLASSES SHOULD BE WORN AND PROTECTIVE GLOVES, ONLY CARY OUT THIS TYPE OF TEST IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT YOU COULD DO IT WITHOUT CAUSING INJURY,

kawasaki ZXR 400... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

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