Hi, Anonymous if your bike has been sitting idle for weeks, months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will not idle unless the choke is full on and run poorly then stall, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition and in the future use a fuel stabilizer before putting your bike in storage for the winter.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging the battery remove the leads and let it sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a voltmeter, you should have 12.5 volts or more, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper "LOAD" test on the battery and replace as necessary, you may have 12.5 volts or better but little or zero amps, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank if it rusty there is a cheap and easy fix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUYr_7SwGms
5. Remove and inspect your air cleaner paper elements that are not oil soaked can be cleaned with a soft brush and low pressure compressed air, oil-soaked elements must be replaced. Gause mesh and foam elements can be cleaned by soaking them in a container big enough to completely cover them with a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 oz. of Dawn dishwashing liquid for small and medium size elements, for monster size double the formula and let soak for at least one hour then rinse with warm water shake off excess and let air dry, "WARNING" do not use compressed air as this will embed micro-sized dirt and road grime and destroy the mesh pattern and stretch foam elements out of shape just squeeze it like a sponge and let air dry, use a fan if you're in a hurry. When completely dry spray a very fine mist of air filter oil evenly around the whole element.
6. Remove the carburetors, disassemble and decontaminate with a "CARB DIP" or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Check intake manifold and seals for leaks and craks.
8. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
9. Replace spark plugs with new ones and check for spark.
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Depending on the version/region of intended use, Kawasakis have a 4 pin headlight relay. In some versions, this would be located on or near the battery enclosure. additionally, again on some versions, there would be smaller relays and a diode matrix underneath the fuse bank.
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online says 17mm of the feeler gauge for intake and exhaust valves,but are you asking because your timing belt broke ,because if it did i will check for you to see if this is an interferance engine or not,do you want me to check for you ?
You're looking for part number 27002A. In this picture it is found very close to the horn. That does not mean is is close to the horn on your bike, but I would check there first if it is easy to get to. Usually there is an electrical box. The fuse box may contain the relay. Your dealer should be able to tell you exactly where it is, as would any shop manual for your bike.
If it's like my 2003 ZX9, to take the riders seat off you open the rear compartment by removing the passenger seat, the front bracket that hold the the seat has two 8mm bolts and a screw. Unscrew the screw and remove the bolts and slide or remove the bracket and then the riders seat lifts up.
you need to raise front wheel from ground with hoist or stand remove brake calliper bolts and then twist callipers on disc to push pads back so that you can remove callipers. loosen pinch bolts on one fork leg then undo axle nut ( large allan bolt) loosen other pinch bolts on other leg and remove axle and spacers/speedo drive and the wheel. take note where spacers go and also make sure to line up speedo drive tangs correctly when refitting wheel in reverse order to taking apart.
My guess is you you got a fine burned engine! You need to unscrew your spark plugs, one by one, ( not all at the same time) and screw the pressure gauge, to see how much pressure you get, when you kick start the engine. The most probable failure, is your piston sealing rings. Meaning the engine needs to be opened, and the rings to be changed. If you can't do it yourself, you might as well take it to a good mechanic. To say more, need more info