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Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   09-30-2016, 10:16 PM
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Posted By KawiWowie
1.) Standalone EFI with 3D spark control. 2.)...

1.) Standalone EFI with 3D spark control.
2.) That's part of the reason for this thread. Besides the obvious larger radiator, I don't know what other cooling system improvements can be made. Water...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   09-29-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By KawiWowie
Stock compression ratio is 11.0:1, right? I think...

Stock compression ratio is 11.0:1, right? I think it would tolerate 15psi with intercooling and good pump gas if not a splash of 100 for safety. It would make the effective compression ratio about...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   09-10-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By KawiWowie
Sfair, I didn't mean to sound insulting, BTW....

Sfair, I didn't mean to sound insulting, BTW. It's just so frequent that someone not taking the easy way is met with defeatism, particularly relative to motorcycles with the stock answer being "get a...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   09-05-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By KawiWowie
With that kind of answer, it's obvious I'm...

With that kind of answer, it's obvious I'm looking in the wrong forum...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   08-06-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By KawiWowie
Yeah, it was a calculated risk since most of the...

Yeah, it was a calculated risk since most of the good GPZR information I have found is in this forum.
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   08-05-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By KawiWowie
GPZ600R engine building for big power...weakest links?

And by "big" I mean perhaps doubling the stock ~76bhp figure.

I'm not a n00b to engines by any means, but I have never had a GPZ600R apart. Based on my limited research and some reading in the...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   12-31-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,103
Posted By KawiWowie
"Aircraft stripper" is a marketing name only. The...

"Aircraft stripper" is a marketing name only. The same stuff can be found in a variety of other cans with less intimidating labels. They're all nasty though. The key ingredient is methylene chloride....
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   12-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,033
Posted By KawiWowie
I've done this kind of conversion on cars, but...

I've done this kind of conversion on cars, but not on bikes. Why is a relay is needed to power the coils in this instance?
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   12-24-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By KawiWowie
If you want a clean cast aluminum look, use a...

If you want a clean cast aluminum look, use a finer glass bead. Sand will make the aluminum a dull gray color. Baking soda makes for a smoother matte finish.

Corn cob and walnut shell media is...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   09-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By KawiWowie
The front sprocket's retainer bolts only go on...

The front sprocket's retainer bolts only go on with 78in-lbs (6.5ft-lbs) of torque, so I don't think they would need to be replaced unless they are damaged or corroded. Same for the washers. Just...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: 86 gpz 900 chain & sprockets

Tensile strength isn't usually a feature that can be picked independently when shopping for a chain and there's not really a rule of thumb on how much strength is necessary. It's unlikely that engine...
Forum: Kawasaki ATV and Mule   08-09-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: Low Oil Failure Points

I don't know how that's possible with the wrist pin in your photo. I think I can actually see ridges on it from wear on the parts that contact the piston. Must have made an awful racket.
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: 1991 Zx600 Carb issues

Is it throttle dependent too or only RPM-dependent? If the latter, then it's probably mechanical or electrical rather than in the carburetors.
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By KawiWowie
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,039
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: Turbo Kits For 1999-2006 Zx6r, Zx6rr

The post above yours pointed out that efm2006 hasn't logged in since March 2009.

Since I'm replying to an old thread too, might as well answer a question to make it worthwhile. ;)



Yes it's...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: 86 ninja help please...

A bit after the fact, but if you know the thread size and temperature switch point, I would use a universal one.
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: GPZ Jetting - bogs on light throttle

Correct, but they can be reused if you have a way to clean them to "like new" condition like with a spark plug blaster. I use a Harbor Freight spot blaster filled with household baking soda. You only...
Forum: Kawasaki ATV and Mule   08-01-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: Low Oil Failure Points

Oil starvation usually affects the high-pressure sliding points in an engine (like the cam & followers) first, followed by the piston and cylinder. Usually those things cause the engine to stop...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   08-01-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: Handlebar question 86 GPZ600/ZX600A

Old thread, I know.

One is bent on my '85 too. It's a cast bracket that bolts onto the triples. The grip tube portion slips into a bore in the bracket and is welded on. :| It looks like the weld...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   08-01-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: GPZ Jetting - bogs on light throttle

The pilot jetting is where I would start.

Fixed needles can be raised by putting small washers under them. It's a very common technique among the Honda XR650L crowd. However, the needle taper only...
Forum: Main Lobby   08-01-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: 1984 gpz 550 turbo?

I don't know of anyone that has turbocharged one, but there's nothing to prevent it from being done if you understand what's required. It would definitely be easier to install a ready-made big bore...
Forum: What I learned today   08-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By KawiWowie
Re: Removing gasket gunk

Yeah, that red pad will take off metal if you're not careful. I would try a green one first, but would try shaving the crud off with a gasket scraper before using abrasives and power tools.
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