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Why is my almost-new Kawasaki Z1000SX rattling?

Q. I have a new Kawasaki Z1000SX with 900 miles on the clock, which has a faint rattle. It comes in when I am gently opening the throttle at low revs in the low gears. It’s similar to pinking or a tappet rattle. I am not labouring the bike at all, but it goes as the bike revs higher. I ...

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  • 07 June 2012

How to check Kawasaki ZZR600’s valve clearances

Q. I have a mint Kawasaki ZZR600 E1 which I am happily racking the miles up on. I do my own servicing and the valve clearances are coming up to be checked and reset. My Haynes manual has flagged up its difficulty with a four-spanner rating, so I wondered if you have got any tips to get me through this?James ...

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  • 21 March 2012

Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR600

Q. I own a 2001 ZZR600 and would like an opinion as to the best tyres for this bike. I am not a knee-down, throttle-open rider, basically I’m a commuter and weekend social rider. I have recently read articles on Pirelli Diablo Stradas…Steve Rogers A. The ZZR600’s tyre sizes of 120/60 x 17 and 160/60 x 17 do limit choice ...

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  • Tyres
  • 14 March 2012

I need a bespoke header pipe

Q. I have an immaculate Kawasaki KLR650 with a Marvin stainless steel silencer that looks and sounds great. Marvin does not make a header pipe, so are there any exhaust firms who could manufacture a stainless header pipe to fit the Marvin components?Neil Brooker, MCN forums A. There are a few firms out there who can offer a one-off service, ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 26 January 2012

Why is my Kawasaki VN800 Classic not starting?

I've had a Kawasaki VN800 Classic for over 15 months now, and it had been running beautifully every day until a few months ago when it would just not start on the button, clicking loudly instead. I checked the battery was good (it still is), so then thought it was the starter, so I took it off and checked it ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 11 January 2012

Why are my ZZR1200's brakes sqealing?

Q. I have recently purchased a Kawasaki ZZR1200. I'm very pleased with it, but I have one annoying problem – the front brake squeals under light operation. I have removed the calipers, and the pistons are free. I have renewed the brake pads, putting a smear of copper grease on the backplate. The pads are free in the caliper. I ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 19 December 2011

Does my Kawasaki ER-6 battery need replacing?

My Kawasaki ER-6 gives a buzzing sound when I hit the starter button and that’s it. Could this mean that the battery needs replacing, as it sounds like it’s struggling to kick in.Shuks, email The buzzing noise you can hear is the starter relay, if there isn't enough power in the battery to turn the starter motor and engine then the ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 17 November 2011

Tyres for a Kawasaki VN1600 Classic

I am trying to source a rear tyre for my Kawasaki VN1600 Classic, a 170/70 x 16 Bridgestone G722. I have trolled through pages of Google search, but have been unable to locate one. I have just put on a new Bridgestone front and I don’t want to junk it.Dougie, email As we covered before Bridgestone have supply problems in the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 05 October 2011

Kawasaki ER-5 keeps stalling

I have a 2002 Kawasaki ER-5, the engine starts and runs perfectly, but as soon as you put it in gear and start to release the clutch the bike will stall, no matter how high the revs are. It's not the clutch as I've taken it apart to check it and it's OK. Is it possible that the spark plug ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 08 September 2011

Cure for stuttering ZZR1100

My ZZR1100 was running rough and when I checked the valve clearances there were six tight on the exhaust side. I also balanced the carbs, and it’s now much smoother and responsive, but it sort of misses or stutters between two and four thousand revsAnon, email If it was OK just before you did all this work, check that all the ...

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  • 29 March 2011

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