Kawasaki Zephyr 550 problems

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Re: Kawasaki Zephyr 550

Re: Kawasaki Zephyr 550 problems

Re: Zephyr 550 problems

I have a 550 too, buzzed like a nest and held high (still does a bit, but a reason). I did the usual checks riding a bit. The cables smooth, so clearly I needed to there. I did the check to see if any of the clatter was drive chain noise by the bike in gear while holding the brakes, and easing out the slightly.

This loads the drive, out most of the slapping noise of the chain and any clutch noise It took out some of the noise, but the was still there. I will mention something I didn’t problems with, but heard of in the Owners forum — there can be a distinct rattling noise from the air injection stuff if it isn’t assembled

On the Zephyr-Zone a number of riders the buzzing was normal, all Kawasaki are noisy. But I don’t buy that I had the same response on my KLX and ended up a new top end having to replace the cam chains (it has So I knew the path to take manual tensioner. The tensioner can be intermittent and can affect running due to timing inconsistency.

I also had some ticking in the that I could hear the tensioner took a break to work (not too often). A tear down was in order seat, tank, cam cover, and else.

Due to past experience and the of the buzzing, center of cylinders, I the cam chain tensioner was junk so I about trying to buy one, but to no Seems the predominant company make one and apparently by not answering my about one, wasn’t too So at the goading of a few of the Zephyr-Zone members, I my own — and five extra as as some for the one guy’s 750s.

I now make and sell them for a of Kawasakis and have a few hundred over roughly 17 countries. of fun. A couple of the 250 tensioners went to Serbia and Thailand, but I Last point on the manual I have over 8000 on the tensioner in the Zephyr and have yet to to adjust it.

They only adjusted when there is ticking when hot, I use a stethoscope to listen to it, and that is often than the valves checked by my bike.

I took off the to get to the carbs. I found the cables, were stiff, were at a near 90 degree bend, so I them. But first I took off the to get to the tensioner as well as taking the to check valve clearance. were reasonable condition, but the butterflies were out of sych far enough you could see it).

Everything was reasonable, with two about a thou out of spec to the side, which I didn’t after a conversation with a few who were Kaw mechanics. It’s a out job and it isn’t worth doing for two out to the top — no problems with valves, it’s the tight and remember a thou is about 1/2 a hair. I put in the tensioner and carbs.

Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550

I did a synchronization of the carbs. All was good and A little ticking at start up due to the tensioner which is adjusted for operating temps, but quiet warm.

No noise in acceleration. Only primary clatter at idle. I have a slightly high but the new throttle cables are in the cabinet for spring.


— and locate where your is coming from, consider a tensioner if the stock one is even suspect.

— Check the for any tight valves and reshim as

— Make sure the air set up is either put together right or off properly.

— Make the carbs are proper and synchronized as as cable routing right.

Don’t worry about the rattle, that is the one thing is normal.

I hope this helps a If you think you need a tensioner PM or me, like I said I make — for about 1/2 the price of

Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550
Kawasaki Zephyr 550

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