20 Most Recent 1997 kawasaki ZZR 400 Questions & Answers


Hi, Alan and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Improper valve clearance (too tight)
17. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
18. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
19. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
20. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
21. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
22. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
23. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
24. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
25. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
26. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
27. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 04, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at the ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
11. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 29, 2018


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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 23, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage check for spark leakage in the dark.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
9. Improper valve clearance (too tight).
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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on May 29, 2018


hi m8,,b4 i can assume anything else,just a couple test u need to try out,, make sure fuel is getting in carbs ,,just undo carb drain screw and check fuel is in the carbs ,, just to iliminate 1 thing,, then pull off one plug cap at a time take the plug cap off the ht wire of the coil, and snip a bit off the end ,, so u can see a strand or to of copper or brass wire in the core off the ht wire,, then screw the cap back on, repeat the process to all the other 3 plug caps,, while u r there make sure the coloured wires to the coil arnt pulled off or corroded,,cheers

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 13, 2013


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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


yes this can be replace without removing the carbs and it goes at the rear of the carbs reach your hand through the fairing and it goes on the throttle stop
you will need to feel with your hands

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


depends what bike parts your looking for please clarify

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


Follow the positive battery cable. It's usually mounted pretty close to the battery box, under the seat. The positive battery cable goes directly to it.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010


Hi ,
Make sure to use premium fuel first .
Also your spark plugs could be old or not he correct ones as you could have plugs "too hot or cold " for your bike depending of the weather .
try this to start first

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Jul 15, 2010


My kawasaki has the same noise, specially when cold, but this should go off when your bike temp goes 1/4.thats my observation with my ZZR400

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on May 26, 2010


No, that tire is too large.
Not only too big, it would adversely affect the handling perfromance.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009


sounds like the clutch bearing is dry remove cover and see if there is any play on it. mine just used to rattle a little but this is common whith the vfr

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Jun 13, 2009


The air screw and the idle screw turn inward until they LIGHTLY seat, then back out one and one half turns. For the dead spot, pull the slide out of the carb and move the clip on the jet needle down one notch. Two notches if needed.

The pilot jet covers the idle function. It sounds like this is not the problem though. The high idle indicates a lean fuel mix. An air leak is leaning the mix. It could be bad intake manifold gaskets, carb and manifold not down tight, loose spark plug, cylinder head not tight, bad head gasket.

If you do want to adjust the pilot jet the, often it is adjustable from the outside of the carb. It is normally located just out side and next to the main jet. It will be brass and have a slot for a small screw driver. If no outside screw, then an inside adjustment screw means removing the float bowl. Turn the jet screw outward 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on May 01, 2009


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, would suggest:
  • a thorough cleanup job on the carbs;
  • inspect, clean the rubber couplings from carbs to intake manifold;
  • inspect tighten coupling clamps;
  • ensure no vacuum leak when re-assembling;
  • inspect, check, ensure air intake box seating to the carbs. Very important, there should be no air leak. All air must pass through the cleaner/filter;
  • check/clean tank, including fuel valve control and built-in fuel filter;
  • use PRIM instead of ON on the fuel valve control.
And the "carborator sleeves" will only slide up when there is sufficient vacuum (engine running) and the throttle is turned.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Apr 26, 2009


Hi!
Not being well familiar with the ZZr's however what is the Red LIne on this particular model? if it is around 10.000 then your rev limiter is kicking in stopping you blowing the engine.
Hope this helps!
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1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Apr 08, 2009


son got it fixed by a mechanic sorry dont know what he did
thanks

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Feb 19, 2009


check starter solenoid.see if getting power to starter side when pressing button .if yes check if power to starter w/ test light when pressing button.if power there check starter,also motor, will it turn manually or is it seized.if no power to starter side of solenoid, jump across solenoid posts w/ a large screwdriver -motor will probaly turn over,w/ key on.if small wire to solenoid has power when pressing start,solenoid bad,if no power, wiring or start button bad.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Feb 16, 2009


Does it stop when you pull the clutch lever?

If so,it may be the throw out bearing.

1997 kawasaki... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009

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