Question about kawasaki Motorcycles

1 Answer

1971 Kawasaki Mach III 500 does'nt start, but I remove a spark plug and then it starts. I would like to know the problem and how to fix it.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • kawasaki Master
  • 27,999 Answers

Oh, nice bike. I had a 1971 model in the UK, reg was WTO 127J, it is still around according to DLA.

If it has three sets of points, as opposed to CDI, all the points must be clean and gapped. I used to carry 6 clean spark plugs in my pocket and on the bike. Leads and plug caps need to be in good condition.

Posted on Apr 28, 2019


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: my 90 acura integra wont

i know that if ur car died it most likely has something to do with the alternator or the process in which the fuel gets to the spark

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • 1305 Answers

SOURCE: spark plug gap

it's .8 "

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • 3433 Answers

SOURCE: kawasaki 636 2005 wont start

What do you mean by nothing? Have you verified spark, fuel?

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • 19 Answers

SOURCE: Check/Replace spark plugs

You bike might of came with the tools under the seat . Thats all you should need . You might need to remove the fairings and/or gas tank . If you have under 100,000 miles . You shouldnt need new plugs . It dont hurt to check .

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: we have a Mach III coleman AC unit... a little

Sounds like the evap coil is dirty or its low on freon.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1973 100 G5 2 Stroke. Why won't it start?

Fully charge the battery. Make sure the spark plug is correctly gapped. Make sure you get a nice fat BLUE spark. Check the cylinder for compression? Heat the spark plug up on the gas stove or with a blowlamp. Apply the choke and try again.

When was the last time it ran?

I wish I still had my 1971 Kawasaki H1 500 triple! I used to do Enduro on a Honda SL125.

Kawasaki 100 G5 1973

Dec 16, 2015 | kawasaki Motorcycles

1 Answer

2005 Kawasaki EN 500 Vulcan spark plug gap

Hi, Carolyn 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.
For more information about your issue 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.
Spark plug gap Kawasaki Vulcan Forum Vulcan Forums
Kawasaki EN500 Service Manual
OEM Parts for Kawasaki
2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD Owner Manual

Sep 14, 2011 | 2005 kawasaki EN 500 Vulcan

1 Answer

Ican only get a very weak spark on all plugs not

Check the security of the coils to the body, remove the coils and sand down the parts where the coil and body contact each other, dab with grease once they're shiny and re-bolt the coil(s) to the body. Also check the connection of the condenser (near the distributor) and all the wiring to and from coils, distributor and battery and check all the HT leads, if the leads are quite old it's a good idea to replace them anyway they're only cheap. Tell me how you get on, will advise further if this doesn't fix it

Jan 27, 2010 | 1975 kawasaki Mach III H 1F

1 Answer

I have power going to the coils but no spark out of the coils this is on a 1985 kaw ltd 454

maybe u need new coils-havum tested 1st--inspect all wiring on bike for flaws n corrode--test ign switch n relay also--get a repair manual for detailed steps--let me know

Jan 11, 2010 | 1970 kawasaki Mach III H 1A

1 Answer

Hi i have a good spark on all cylinders and carbs are all set correctly but as you sit on bike and look down left hand cylinder is not fireing and keeps flooding

Just because a spark plug fires outside the motor doesnt mean its firing under compression. Start by making sure you have new spark plugs. If that doesnt help then do a compression test on all cylinders and compare.

Nov 23, 2009 | 1970 kawasaki Mach III H 1A

1 Answer

I nee to wire my 1972 kawasaki 100 2-stroke motorcycle so it run

From the dynamo the current generated to induction coil armed with the appropriate capacitor, for relaying the current it via the distributor,(for timing of spark) high voltage/current, and distributed to each plug/Cylinder & called CDI ( Capacitor Discharge Ignition)..........seems the most practical solution I could come up with .
Hope this 1 sparks, fire's &/or a( no pun intended) thread.....................sodeep

Oct 26, 2009 | 1972 kawasaki Mach III H 1C

1 Answer

Does the ring expander go on the top or bottom ring?

In a 2 ring configuration, the compression ring is the top ring, and the expander is the bottom. In the manual, the order of disassembly of the rings, the compression ring is removed off the top first, then the expander.
Hope this helps

Mar 15, 2009 | 1971 kawasaki Mach III H 1B

1 Answer

Escapes calculados kawasaki mach Iv 750 cc

That is quite a Fire Breather You have there in 1970 HI Triple!!--The 1974 H1E Had rubber mounted engine & for a 500 cc it could regularly SEE OFF Any Honda 750/4 OF THE DAY !--tHAT MACHINE SHOULD BE WORTH QUITE BIT OF MONEY NOW ( tHE WERE INTRODUCED IN 1968 & WOULD REACH 127 MPH, --"Vague Handling " let them down though!--You may be able to locate Speedometer & Tachometer for it on >e-Bay --Good Luck!--Stay Upright"-Des

Dec 11, 2008 | 1970 kawasaki Mach III H 1A

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

23 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

5922 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85111 Answers

richard libby

Level 2 Expert

209 Answers

Are you a kawasaki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides