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1985 Kawasaki ZL 900 A1 Eliminator timing marks

I recently put new cams in my zl900 and I need to know the correct timing marks for the flywheel and the cam gears on top and bottom @

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Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: zl900 eliminator starts and runs good. when i put

Hi
It sounds like the side-stand switch is not working - check for continuity across it & for any bad contacts or broken / crushed wiring also

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Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: 85 kawasaki gpz 900 ninja i need the engin head

10mm used bolts 27 ft\lb
10mm new bolts 29 ft\lb

there was a 11mm head bolt option on some models with a protruding head 35ft\lb used 38ft\lb new

on TDC line the exhaust cam mark EX with the gasket surface.
then count chain pins from the first one above the EX
the 35th pinshould line up with the IN mark and the gasket surface to the rear


Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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Japanese bikes change things so often it gets near impossible to find direct replacments.
You may want to try klsupply.com (K&L Supply Co.). Back when I used them for older bikes they seemed to have a good selection of after market direct replacement parts.
You may also be able to look up OEM parts and numbers at Riva's web site (search "riva" or "riva motorcycle parts"). Its a dealer ship with a parts locater where you can view the microfishe and get part numbers.
Lastly you can also try Tucker Rocky. Its a wholesaler but that is one of the larger suppliers to the motorcycle parts stores.

Posted on Sep 01, 2011

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SOURCE: hi,i have a 1985 kawasaki

it's a possibility but it could also be one of the valves not seating properly

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

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