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No Ohm readings. What am I doing wrong? 4 years 8 months ago #525283

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Definitely check compression, and your valve clearances. If compression is low you will need to correct that before anything else.
Does the pipe get hot if you run a higher RPM by blipping the throttle?
Was this a problem that just started by itself or came on suddenly?
What does it do if you feed a bit of Propane into the Airhorn of the Carb, any change? If it catches/ increases RPM, its lean. Vacuum leak or plugged Pilot circuit.


The pipe would get fairly hot when I had the bike revving at higher rpm's.
I bought the bike years ago and have just now got it running so I don't know an history about how it ran before. I have sprayed carb cleaner at the back of the carb mouth and it doesn't change anything.

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1980 KZ1000 with a 1982 KZ1000J motor with 1100 pistons and heads, Vance & Hines, 29MM Smooth Bores, Work in Progress
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No Ohm readings. What am I doing wrong? 4 years 8 months ago #525337

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Auto Zone has them for ~ $30....


For rair use, HF Tools (if in your area) has them in various price ranges, @ $13 this will work well enough for diagnosing compression loss, even if off a pound or two in the measurement... ;)


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1976 KZ900-A4
MTC 1075cc.
Camshafts: Kawi GPZ-1100 .375 lift
Head: P&P via Larry Cavanaugh
ZX636 suspension
Keihin, 29mm CR specials
Kerker 4-1, 1.5" comp baffle.
Dyna-S E.I.
Earls 10 row Oil Cooler
Acewell 2802 Series Speedo/Tach
Innovate LC1 Wideband 02 AFR meter

Phoenix, Az
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No Ohm readings. What am I doing wrong? 4 years 8 months ago #525390

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Well I opened up the valve cover and just had enough time to check the #4 intake and exhaust because I have to goto work. Wouldn't you know it. Intake wouldn't take the .04 mm gauge and the exhaust accepted the .10mm gauge.

How does one disengage the cam chain tensioner when I go to put this back together? This sits right in from of the carbs and looks to set sideways from other cam chain tensioners that I have seen.

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1980 KZ1000 with a 1982 KZ1000J motor with 1100 pistons and heads, Vance & Hines, 29MM Smooth Bores, Work in Progress
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