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Test the battery, bike batteries can and do just go open and dead all of a sudden, have been stranded more than once, filled with gas and then no start nothing, no lights nothing.

1999 kawasaki... | Answered on May 20, 2017


You have a bent shift fork.

You will need an impact driver, flywheel puller, case splitter and torque wrench plus the normal screwdriver, pliers, etc.. Alternate to the special tools is taking it to the dealer and say "Fix it". I often tell people to take it to the shop just so they don't get into such an involved project.


The motor comes out of the bike then turned upside down for removal of the bottom case. The clutch, shift shaft, flywheel, electrics, gears and gear shafts gotta come out so you can get to the bad fork. There's much more but the idea is that you are better off having the shop do the repair unless you have experience, are extremely mechanically inclined, and have the tools. The bad news is that a shop is going to charge around $1200 for the repair. Some shop mechanics also repair bikes at home. If you find one, you can save $200 to $400 or so. I include a diagram to give you an idea of how the shift drum moves the forks left and right to change gears. Please rate my answer.



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1999 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 06, 2015


ok if ur bike was running before replace the plugs and warm it up to a hot temp and then try removing the plug adding lots of WD40 use a proper spark plug socket that connects to a extension bar and onto a socket ratchet ( not from the standard tool kit that comes with the bike) keep the set up nice and straight over the plug and turn it anti clock wise .... when you need to start using lots of pressure do this by one hand on the extension bar and the other on the ratchet . if this fails you will need to get some metal pipe to slip over the ratchet handle to increase the leverage ( maybe a 12 inch pipe) the plug will come out if not give someone else a go at it that is more handy than you are. why this has happened is because who ever installed the plug over tightened it . the recommended way is ...................... to add very small amount of engine oil to plug threads, using only the plug socket and extension bar by hand thread the plug back into the motor until it stops , then add the ratchet onto the extension bar and tighten until you feel it start to tighten up then you can nip it a quarter turn and thats it .... done .... There is a copper washer on the bottom of the plug that squashes together and helps seal the plug and causing that to be completely flattened from over tightening will cause it to seize and jam your plug, if not it has been cross threaded and removing the plug will damage the thread in the motor ! but you have no choice ..only to remove it . ( the thread then can be repaired ) you will know this by the striped aluminium all around the plug thread when you remove it .To avoid this happening is why you start to replace your plug by hand before using the ratchet .

1999 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


Start with your fuel relay assembly , short relay red wire to black and blue wire . Then see if it starts .

1999 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014


Check the spark on all cylinders with a spark tester to see if all have spark. If good spark on all do a compression test to see if there is a problem with one of the cylinders, i.e. burned/bent valves, hole in piston.

1999 kawasaki... | Answered on Apr 07, 2014


This would mean that your battery is dead and needs to be charged! hope this helps!

1999 kawasaki... | Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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