The Twin, Rockelle II

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Wed Jul 4 11:37:15 PDT 2007

The torque spec for the rotor bolts is 23 N-m or 16.5 ft-lb. Use blue 
Locktite. Check to see if the pilot screw plugs have been pulled. If not, 
then I doubt a jet kit has been installed. If so, they've not been adjusted 
correctly and are the problem with your low speed drivability. If you want 
to sync your own carbs, invest in a good carb sync tool. The Motion Pro 
mercury types are a good compromise between cost and quality. They never 
need calibration and give good results. Dave Beard just got a killer price 
on K&N pods. Perhaps he'll chime in here.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Clair" <darkclarity2k at>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:03 AM
Subject: The Twin, Rockelle II

> So, I'm going to switch Tires & rims from one to the other.
> Question, in there a torque spec for the rotor bolts?
> Is lock tite called for here?
> A quick spin around the block prooved the forks are not damaged.
> Next: the chain is looser than my ex-wife but, without a center stand
> this could be tricky. I guess that with be switched out too. Poor Rockelle
> The low end throttle flat spot, as David B. pointed out, must be the low
> speed jet. Techtronic (seafoam later) and some 94 otctane just to knock
> the rocks and leaves out of the bowls and jets.
> Let me tell you,  When I get off the low speed jet and onto the needle,
> Jesus, Mary and Joseph.. I could not open the thottle up and keep my
> pants clean. And this doesn't even have pods on it!
> 1. How can I tell if it's been Jetted to match the muzzy?
> Probably better to wait for pods to come in (any recommendations where to 
> get proper pods are welcomed)
> and learn how to sync these carbs.
> I may need, heck I will need your help Steve with that.
> I hope to hear from the guy with the RH lower. It's been a week. 

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