20 Most Recent 1998 kawasaki ZZR 250 Questions & Answers


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1998 kawasaki... | Answered on Apr 06, 2018


Hi, Anonymous if your headlight is not working, intermittent, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your head light bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chafed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/low beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
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1998 kawasaki... | Answered on Apr 04, 2018


Sure you can fix it yourself. First lets make sure the cable is broke. When you pull in the clutch does the other end of the cable move?
If not then disconnect the cable from the lever and pull on the end by hand. Did you just pull a broken cable out of the sleeve?
If so then purchase a new cable and replce the broken one paying particular attention to the way it is routed. place the adjuster on the lever end a tad less than half way. Adjust the clutch end of the cable to take up the slack. Work the lever 3 times ( to seat everything) and use the adjuster at the lever for final adjustment. You want about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of play at the end of the lever befor the cable starts to actuate the clutch arm. Adjust and lock.

1998 kawasaki... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009


ignition timing and or carb adjustments will cause this problem.

1998 kawasaki... | Answered on Jun 22, 2009


check the stater relay.

1998 kawasaki... | Answered on May 17, 2009


check yuor rubber tube between carbs and cylinder head.maybe have some air leakage between it.also change your feul filter.

1998 kawasaki... | Answered on May 17, 2009


I would check the spark plugs for fouling and change them out if needed. Other than that, I'd agree with Gregg and ask for more information. year of the bike, does it start and ride, is this an intermittent issue or all the time?

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017


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kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016


When you say no power through the ignition, do you mean the bike is completely dead with the ignition turned on? Nothing at all works, no lights, brake lights, indicators horn etc.?
If that is the case, then first check that the battery has a charge and the connections are all clean and tight.......and connected the right way round. My bike has a parking light position on the ignition switch and this allows the little parking lights to come on with the key removed. If yours has the same, see if that switches the light on. Do you have a permanent live outlet that you can test? If the battery has power and is connected properly and nothing lights up after doing these checks, then it is either a main fuse or ignition switch problem.

If you do have lights then at least the above is all ruled out and the problem now lies in the starting circuit. Is the kill switch set to run and if so is it working properly? By that, I mean even if it is in the starting position is it actually functioning properly and has clean contacts, all wires connected etc. The same goes for the start button.
At the solenoid there are 2 connections that you will have bolted onto when you changed it. Turn the ignition on and short across these 2 connections with a screwdriver momentarily and see if it spins the starter. If it does then the relay may be faulty. I will attach a youtube link that really explains everything in plain language and is by far the best tutorial I have come across for this type of problem.
Good luck with it all, Steve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYec1yFX3YI

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Oct 08, 2015


by placing your hand over the air intake you are making the engine create a vacuum that is drawing fuel into the combustion chambers
this indicates a lack of fuel to the carby or blocked jets in the carby
look for fuel filters , blocked petrol cap , problem needle and seat or give the carby a good overhaul.

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015


could be a bad O ring somewhere, but could be bigger problem. Maybe gasket or cracked head. If coolant in oil it is probably the latter

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kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015


You didn't say what year model, but really not much has changed on the GPX over the years. Which makes this engine swap a snap. You can try ebay for a used engine or possibly someone parting out a bike. Also, a company called Factory Powerhouse, they sell bolt in (pit bike) engines.
Here is the link, i hope this helps.

http://www.factorypowerhouse.com/Pit-Bike-Engines-s/50.htm

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011


Well not knowing what motorcycle you are working with I will give a general answer.
You may have a tube that is between the carbs or on the intakes. That tube might have a hose hooked to a crankcase breather.
If so one reason for the oil could be a person over filled the crank case with oil.

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


It is flooding. Check for a float sticking or a needle and seat sticking open. It could also have a hole in a float that is it keeping open. (The float could be full of fuel and failing to float).

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011


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kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on May 05, 2011


definately flooded
not sure of your model but if it has a vacumn fuel tap there is no OFF position
you need to drain the carb bowls with the small drain screws at the bottom, and make certain the air filter element is not full of fuel, and check the oil is not overfull due to fuel contamination.then try and start with full throttle. Do not run the bike with fuel tap in PRI position or it may flood again

If it has an off position on fuel tap
check air filter
check oil
turn fuel off
start with full throttle
turn fuel on

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011


Hi,,it realy comes down to how much do you want to pay? you could use a good mineral based oil,,that is not expensive or you could go to a semi or full synthectic,that will cost more.

oil change should be done at every 5000km,,and in winter you can use 10w-40/ 10w-50 and in summer 20w-40/ 20w-50.

as long as you change the oil every 5000km and of course not using supermarket brand oil,,then the choice is up to you.

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011


The timing mark can be found in the stator housing on the riders left hand side. It is behind the small round plastic plug approximately 20 mm on the top of the stator housing which is above the large plastic plug approximately 50 mm in the centre of the stator cover.

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011


first things first what kind of bike is it. yr make and model after we know this i can help you a lot more ill give you link to a site that will be every helpful you can look up parts micro phish by make and model then go into the fine things like gas tank and things a long those lines.
http://www.worldofpowersports.com
while you will able to see where things go and what holds them there you may still have a question or two ill be happy to help
Good luck
Mark Woodring

kawasaki ZZR 250... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

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