carb problem?

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Thu Jul 19 19:26:04 PDT 2007

You can get the carb springs from Ron Ayers for $5-$6 each. I don't see 
what's wrong with the coils. They look stock to me.

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

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Clair" <darkclarity2k at>
To: <blackgpz at>; "David Beard" <davidebeard at>
Cc: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: carb problem?

> Steve N and David B,
> yup, they are different shorter springs for sure. This explains why this
> bike ran like a raped ape. Where do I get stock springs,
> I'll steal from bike 1 for the springs for now.
> The 2nd picture shows some kind of  after-market coils. WTF?
> Anybody know these coils? Is there anything on this bike right?
> I think a terrorist did this to make weapons of mass destruction.
> blackgpz at wrote: Jerry, did you say you thought there was 
> a Dynojet kit installed? If
> so, compare the diaphragm springs to the stock ones. If they're shorter
> than stock they are NFG. These kits are notorious for an off-idle bog
> if you use their springs. Replacing with the stock springs solves the
> problem.
> Steve
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jerry Clair
> Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:46 pm
> Subject: carb problem?
> To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
>> OK, so I'm not the best mechanic, when it comes to carbs.
>> Bye-bye box. wow, what a pain and poor design. and the
>> reed valves, really are not like a PVC? I know we just talked
>> about this but whats a good wat to plug it?
>> So, I yank the suckers off, and found the pilots at 3 turns,
>> instead of 2 to 2.5 turn, no biggy. Idles great now. The slides
>> made different sounds from one another and could be smoother.
>> Diaphrams intact and everything basically very clean.
>> Still, any acceleration and she bogs to a stall.
>> So, I'm considering taking the known good carbs off of
>> bike 1, and test bike 2 even though, the test will not have
>> the air box and using the muzzy as opposed to the stock
>> one bike 1.
>> I'm considering welding a handle to the darn tank at this point!
>> Think I should empty the tank first. J/K
>> Jer

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