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Runs well until it warms up. It then misses, hard to climb hill and won't idle. I have replaced the following: Plugs, Plug Wires, Boots, Coils, Ignitor. Two good Kawasaki mechanics can't figure it out. They are now thinking it may be the pick-up coil. Anyone run into this or have any ideas. It is a 1996 KZ1000P with 36,000 miles.
 

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Try this:

Ohm Checking Pickup(Pulsing) Coils

The pickup coils on the Kawasaki’s with the factory supplied electronic ignition can sometimes fail or become intermittent due to heat and vibration.

1.Trace back from where the pick up coils are mounted,(under a right side CD sized cover) locate and disconnect a small 4 pin connector. Using a multi-meter set on OHMS and range of X 100 check between the BLUE and BLACK wires(#1 and #4 sparkplug wires) for between 360- 540 OHMS.

2.For #2 and #3 sparkplugs the wire colors will be YELLOW and RED, again 360-540 OHMS.

3.If the pickup coils are suspect of failing due to heat, they can be stressed using a hair dryer without the need of the engine running.

4.A replacement set of pickup coils might be obtained from a dealer who serviced the police Kawasaki’s.

5. If replacement pickup coils are not available, your next choice would be to order a Dyna “S” electronic ignition system from Z1 Enterprises, Inc. - Specializing in Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Parts It replaces the IC igniter with a smaller module located where the mechanical ignition advancer was mounted.

6.Check the small 4 pin connector that the pickup coils connect to for corrosion/loose pins too.
 

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Do you know the setup in the carbs tknepp, could be overjetted or needles set too high.

I had a ZXR750L2 until recent that displayed all those symptoms. I tried swapping everything and nothing worked, until i got a second bank of carbs and got rid of most of the DynoJet gubbins.

Worth a look.
 
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