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Re:Manual 13 Aug 2015 14:07 #685656

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Two thumbs up. :woohoo:
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Re:Manual 13 Aug 2015 15:07 #685663

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I have these PDF FSM's (freely available on Net) if anyone needs one. PM me,

KH 250 & 400 1972 - 76,
KH 500 1969 - 1975,
GPZ 900 1990,
KZ 750 ,GPZ & LTD Sup 1980 - 88,
KZ 1000 -1100 1983 - 85,
KZ 1000 1979,
KZ 1300 1997,
KZ 650 1976 AND OWNERS MAN,
KZ 1000 J 1981 -83,
KZ 1000 A1 ASSEMBLY AND PREP,
ZR 1100 1991 ZEPHYR,
KEIHIN CARB BASELINE TUNING,
MIKUNI VM SUPER TUNING MANUAL.
KEIHIN CARB JETTING
HOW TO MAKE A CARB STAND TO CHECK FLOAT LEVELS,

No substitute for paper though - i have 2 FSM'S just in case ;) .
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Manual 14 Aug 2015 06:52 #685744

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The link to the Kawasaki Base and Supplement Manuals are in my signature to follow me with every post. I always recommend to have one, or at least download one. Learned so much on my bikes by reading through them a little at a time, then actually working on the bike. Once it was running, then I tuned it, oh what a difference.

I stop giving advice when someone can't help themselves to free. Having a manual shows you have attempted it first, or at least can look to something that you have been hinted towards. Not talking about the Owners Manual, the Service Manual It's a shame that with today's technology, everyone just wants the answer to, "My bike cranks but won't start. What is it? Maybe I'll just park it on the side of the road and leave it there, because I don't have any money to fix it." You know we can try, but we can't save them and not everyone can fix them.

Posting your findings to your initial question is a way of giving back so others can learn.

Starting multiple threads about the same issue will not get you a quicker reply.
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GPz550 Base Manual --> tinyurl.com/ze5b3qo
GPz550 Supplement Manual --> tinyurl.com/h34d2o6
GPz550.com --> www.nwsca.com/scripts/gpz_forum_2005/default.asp
First Race Win GPz550 --> tinyurl.com/o5y3ftp

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Manual 14 Aug 2015 07:05 #685746

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Yeah and the ones that refuse to adjust the valves. "I don't have to do it on my car." :blink: "It was running OK last year", "It must be the carbs" etc, etc, You can't talk to someone that won't listen. :whistle:
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Re:Manual 14 Aug 2015 09:25 #685754

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swest wrote: Yeah and the ones that refuse to adjust the valves. "I don't have to do it on my car." :blink: "It was running OK last year", "It must be the carbs" etc, etc, You can't talk to someone that won't listen. :whistle:
Steve

Hey! Don't knock it! I saved thousands on my GPz because of that. :lol:

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Re:Manual 14 Aug 2015 10:22 #685760

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I have two manuals for my Kz1000p7. One from Kawasaki and the other from Haynes. I prefer the Kawasaki manual because the Haynes, in my opinion, gives strange or wrong instructions in some cases. So while I rely on the KZ manual I do look at the Haynes to provide further insight when confused. When that doesn't get me there I come to kzrider. This forum has been very helpful.

I would own the manual for no other reason then to know the specified torque values for nuts and bolts. In fact I generally use the torque value table in the front of the manual as the manual index. If there is a torque specified, the page that references this torque is given in the torque value table.

I did find a KZ manual PDF online. It's an older version than mine, but it is convenient because I can text search it. Once I find what I am looking for then look up the same section in my printed manual. In most cases the information given is the same.
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Re:Manual 17 Dec 2015 10:47 #703368

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I'm an exception to the rule. My bike only came w/ skimpy supplement (1983 KZ750 LTD K Twin) so.....

I did go into my tach and speedo meters blind last week and came out victorious. Made a thread on it too. Created a recent thread on accessing my cam cover as well and I live in an apt complex (no workshop)

I owe the ownership of my supplement to fellow Kawasaki enthusiasts on the internet. Great bunch of people. Getting the manual was one of my first official actions as a new owner. As others have said, its Cycling 101. Manuals are a necessity if one is concerned w/keeping a running bike much less staying safe
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Manual 24 May 2016 20:22 #728347

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I'm looking for a download of the 1980 kz650 manual that covers the F1, anybody have a link? Thanks!
Shelbyville, Indiana. '80 KZ1000
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Manual kz1000 10 Feb 2017 06:22 #754037

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Who manual is best when it comes to fitting the engine back together? I think it's best with chapter for dismantling and assembly, but none of the manuals I've said it. you have to go opposite of dismantling and not always it is just as easy. Is there a check list where among members who are easy to follow? Been working on car engines but this is my first bike engine and there is more things, thinking about o-rings, washers ,sealants, non sealants . a short cut list maybe? need some advice here to get all parts inside engine on first try ;)

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Manual kz1000 10 Feb 2017 06:50 #754040

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I believe you will find the genuine Kawasaki Service Manual to be the best, Be sure to buy one for your bike's exact year and model as there are differences between models. Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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Manual kz1000 18 Dec 2018 09:25 #795359

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I keep asking about having a manual but am being ignored while my question is quoted. :lol:
This thread says it all. :whistle:
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Manual kz1000 20 Dec 2018 05:00 #795459

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mrdatsunturbo wrote: Who manual is best when it comes to fitting the engine back together? I think it's best with chapter for dismantling and assembly, but none of the manuals I've said it. you have to go opposite of dismantling and not always it is just as easy. Is there a check list where among members who are easy to follow? Been working on car engines but this is my first bike engine and there is more things, thinking about o-rings, washers ,sealants, non sealants . a short cut list maybe? need some advice here to get all parts inside engine on first try ;)


Don't know what bike you are referring to, hope this helps

78 KZ1000 A2A

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Manual kz1000 01 Jan 2019 22:15 #796039

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Still from time to time when I ask if the OP has a manual I get the ole Fish Eye or no answer at all. I generally refrain from contributing to the post after that. :whistle:
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