Rich burning smell
jlmdx at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 18 08:14:45 PST 2009
Excellent suggestions and advice.
1) I pulled the air filter and about 40% was covered in dirt - I have a new one on order (approx $25). I noticed what appeared to be some oily/gassy sludge on the filter and at the bottom of the air box. I wouldn't have expected to see any "wetness" in there.
2) I pulled the fuel line and the petcock wasn't leaking but I ordered a new one because I've read lots of complaints about that thing on this board over the years. Kawasaki discontinued the '96 petcock and is selling an updated one for about $60.
I'll keep you updated,
> To: jlmdx at hotmail.com; gpzlist at micapeak.com
> From: scapco at ecentral.com
> Subject: Re: Rich burning smell
> Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:43:30 +0000
> Hi John,
> These motors are good for 100K if cared for, so with 17K on
> the motor it's hardly broken in and it's likely not the
> The first thing I'd check is your petcock. Pull the hose
> off and make sure it's not dripping. These have a vacuum
> petcock and it should not flow at all if the engine is
> off. If it's leaking or dripping, replace it with one from
> a late model ZRX1200. Same petcock but with a different o-
> ring material that is supposed to last longer. It could be
> excess gas in the motor if this is leaking. If not fixed
> it can hydro lock the motor.
> Second, check the air cleaner and make sure it's clean and
> flowing properly. I think the butterfly's are all tied
> together so one should not be able to stick, but a
> possibility is with a carb. These are CV carbs (constant
> velocity) and have vacuum bladders in the carbs. If one is
> torn or leaking that slide could not be opening as much as
> the others and cause one cylinder to run rich. Pulling the
> plugs would answer a lot of these questions and if it's one
> particular cylinder this should tell you which one.
> Good luck and let us know what you find.
> Charles S.
> 95 GPZ1100
> >Hi All,
> >I've noticed that my '96 GPZ is smelling like it's on
> >CHOKE even after it's all warmed up and the choke turned
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