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ZZR1100 D3

Postby gino » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:59 pm

Hi Guys

I had my shims and carbs done, shims are good but carbs are screwed.Number 3 and 4 carbs keep killing my plugs and they are pitch black and wet.Everything has been cleant, float levels at 13.5mm and have swopt the 160 main jets to the inner carbs 2 and 3 and the 158 jets to 1 and 4.The pilot screws are turned to 2.5 turns out from closed.
As soon as I pull the choke and start her up, she floods 3 and 4 and bike runs on 2 cylinders.The bike was unusually heavy on juice before and that's why I took her for a good tune up with carbs and shimming but the person that I took my bike to is supposed to be a kwak specialist but I think he could have mixed up the carb parts and just slapped everything together and now needles and emulsion tubes are all mixed up.
The bike is about 15 years old now, ex UK bike has about 50 000 miles on the clock so I am wondering if I should drop the jet needles one notch and put float level back to standard 13mm's and turn pilots to 2 turns from closed, before getting a carb kit.

I am from South Africa and things are pretty darn expensive hear, available but expensive.I had plenty gixers before this and this would be my 2nd kwak, my very first bike being a Z650..............HMMMMMM THOSE WERE THE DAYS.

I would really appreciate some help and opinions on this.
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Re: ZZR1100 D3

Postby gino » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:13 pm

Did the o-rings on the seats and the float needles as number 4 carb was getting way too much fuel.She's much better now but still running rich, I suspect I need a carb kit.Something else I noticed is that she has an uneaven idle when she's warm......dunno what that is.

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Re: ZZR1100 D3

Postby Brett » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:52 am

One thing to check - I'm not sure if your bike has the vacuum type fuel tap (ON/PRI/RES) or not, but if it does, then test the diaphragm for a leak. (Suck on the vacc tube to the tap - if you get a mouth full of fuel then BINGO).

If you still have carb set-up problems then it may be best value to get it all set up on a dyno by a reputable tuning guy. I used a guy in Edenvale, and he optimised the non-standard pipes I was running on my 600. I forget the name of the guy but I could try look it up if you like.

Forget Kawa SA for parts. I found that dealing with Cradley Kawa in the UK was the best (and there are others too) - once you have dealt with them a few times they get to know you and are less spooked by the fact that you are in Africa... Example: I needed the gear selector centralising spring on the 600. Walked into Benoni dealer with the part number in hand. They told me they might be able to get it in 3 months. By the next day I had paid the few pence and the envelope was in the mail, got it the next week. Total was less than the Kawa quoted local price. It's criminal.

I believe eBay is becomiong more of an option in SA too these days but I'm not sure on that though?

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Re: ZZR1100 D3

Postby gino » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:11 pm

Thanx dude, will do.

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Re: ZZR1100 D3

Postby thepadd » Wed May 09, 2012 9:42 pm

D3 here too, in purple Mica. 7K on the clock and stock cept for Givi Rack and touring screen.

Was away at the weekend, slow manouvering in the carpark, the engine coughed and we both went down. Luckily the rear pannier protected most of the bike and the front indicator took the rest.

At cruising speed runs like a dream but at idle and just off it keeps coughing.

Away touring in 2 weeks, so just seeing what I need to do to firm up the rear shock (bit soft for 2 lardies and luggage), says in the user manual about needing a Kwak dealer to do this. May go over to Cradley as they arent too far.
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Re: ZZR1100 D3

Postby thepadd » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:03 pm

got a spanner for the shock from cradley but its a bitch of a job!

Two weeks round Europe, 2700 miles, ran like a dream, only needed to lube the chain! Pity I threw it down the road in Germany. Anyone got a purple mica top faing in perfect nick they dont want??
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