Kawasaki ZZR400 Won''t start, Looses power in top Gear
I have a Kawasaki ZZR400 1997 model. I have difficlty in starting the bike and when I do, it looses power in top gears. When I put Valve Ease in it moves like a Ninja, but thats only one tank. I have found myself having to tow my bike with another vechile to get it started and then the battery has been on charge. When the petrol pump is coneccted to the carborator it doesn't pump petrol, is that normal? The carborator sleeves (that thing that goes up and down in the carborator) dont move when you try to start it.The bike backfires sometimes when you try to start it. What the hecs wrong with the thing? Hope you had a good laught about my explanations, I did, I'm a Girl, LoL...... Your help will be appreciated.....
Re: Kawasaki ZZR400 Won''t start, Looses power in top...
Hi there i had the same problem wit my ZZR400 a few months ago.Ill sugjest u take it to a shop to get looked at.The problem with mine was that the valves pulled into the head.Ull have to get it sjimmed or get new valves put in or a new head.I put a new one on mine but the ZZR600s and now its running fine with a lot more power.
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Does it jerk forward when you put it into gear and die? Or you put it into gear and the bike doesn't move when you let the clutch out? Badly adjusted clutch in both cases. Worst case, you need new clutch plates and springs.
Check the clutch, neutral and side stand safety interlocks. Double check that the bike is in neutral, and the clutch is pulled in when trying to start the bike. If the bike is in gear with the side stand down, the bike cuts off all ignition. If the clutch isn't pulled in, the starter won't engage. Check all these safety interlock switches, and make sure you are in neutral with the clutch in when trying to start the bike.
Initially, remove the sparkplugs, note and postback the colors of the tip.
Almost always, idling problem is a carb issue (air/fuel mix & amount), On the otherhand, refusing to accelerate past a certain speed (or more particularly, a certain RPM while under load) indicates an air leak. Test drive the bike again and note where it starts to fail to accelerate, consistently on 35MPH or a particular RPM.
check starter solenoid.see if getting power to starter side when pressing button .if yes check if power to starter w/ test light when pressing button.if power there check starter,also motor, will it turn manually or is it seized.if no power to starter side of solenoid, jump across solenoid posts w/ a large screwdriver -motor will probaly turn over,w/ key on.if small wire to solenoid has power when pressing start,solenoid bad,if no power, wiring or start button bad.