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Take a look at the exhaust valves. If the exhaust valves are not opening, the pressure will build (sort of like an air compressor). There should be a cam for the intake and the exhaust, make sure the cam and the valves are operating correctly. Also, check your base gasket and head gaskets. If either gasket is too small, it'll boost your cylinder pressure. It is common to switch out the base gasket and/or head gaskets with thinner ones as an inexpensive mod to boost cylinder pressure. Lastly, too much carbon on the piston head or cylinder head can boost cylinder pressures (rare); the carbon can be a problem which can lead to detonation as well.

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Hi, Chet and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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Hi, Mary and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ignition coil.
2. Faulty spark plug cables.
3. Faulty temperature sensor.
4. Faulty starter motor.
5. Valves adjusted too tight.
6. Spark plug gap too wide.
7. Fuel has vapor lock.
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Hi, Anonymous try using wooden spacer blocks to clear the exhaust or remove the exhaust pipe in question for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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If you have not done so, I would suggest taking the carbs out and cleaning them thoroughly. Clean all the jets, check and adjust the float level. Check your air/fuel mixture.

Back firing is typically a sign that you are running too lean.

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to just loose all power , it may be a ground wire fault, loose battery terminal , blown fuse

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Bike has pulser coil on the flywheel that sends 1volt pulse to CDI that fires pulse to coils underneath tank. Secondary of coils fire across spark plugs. Check simple stuff first, bad caps on plug wires, etc

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Nasty sounds like the gear selector needs either adjusting or replacing which means a pull down
of the gearbox

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buy a work shop manual they are available through bike shops or E-Bay

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Belt dressing on drive sounds like clutching system. Maybe talk to service.

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32 psi front
39 psi rear

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Wrong coil for service application.
2. Damaged or worn out spark plugs.
3. Spark plug gap too wide.
4. Damaged, leaking, worn out spark plug wires, boots, or center cap connectors check for spark leakage in the dark.
5. Excessive vibration due to the loose mounting bracket.
6. Faulty ground check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
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Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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sounds like carb, is airfilter set up ok, it can act as an air restrictor to match the jetting

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There is a better than not posibility that your carb is gummed up from sitting for a long period of time. The BEST way to overcome this problem is return to the dealer and ask them to clean and adjust your carb. You can do it ... if you have proper tool and cleaners. It will not hurt at all to have your 14 year old Kawasaki properly attended to as a new owner. After you get this this repaired, I recommend you use a guel conditioner which will lessen the occurrence of gum build up on your machine due to inactivity.

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Blown instrument fuse.
2. Faulty sending unit.
3. Faulty wiring between sending unit and gauge.
4. Faulty ground or power connection.
5. Bad fuel gauge.
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Hi, David for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Hi the thing to do is wash your bike off remove bags and stuff that you can, then take it for a short ride and just look for the area where it is leaking.try not to ride it to fast because oil on a hot motor will blow all over making it hard to determin where it is coming from.

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