I'm an idiot

Steve Northrop blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Wed May 13 16:07:19 PDT 2009

No coolant dump unless you decide to remove the radiator to make access to 
the exhaust a little easier, but not necessary.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'08 KLR 650
'08 Tuono Factory
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dominatr37 at optonline.net>
To: <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com>; "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" 
<gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: I'm an idiot

> Hi Steve, and thanks for the reply. Ok did you have to dump the coolant 
> when you did this?
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:44:13 pm
> To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> From: blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
> Subject: Re: I'm an idiot
> Ralph, meet idiot #2 (or #1, depending on your point of view!). I've done 
> the same thing. You need to remove whatever you need to to get the oil pan 
> beneath the engine off. I don't remember it being very much stuff, the 
> exhaust being the biggest component. The rag pieces have plugged up the 
> screen on the bottom of the oil pick-up which is why the oil light is on. 
> Do not run the engine anymore. After getting the oil pan off and cleaning 
> the screen, pan and surrounding areas, don't forget to clean out behind 
> the clutch cover and ignition cover besides under the valve cover. 
> Remember any rag you don't get will end up on the screen again so get 
> everything you can. Put everything back together, change the oil and 
> filter and give it a go. I've put about 17k on it since it happened to me 
> so it can be OK if you do a thorough job of cleaning it out. Good luck.
> Steve
> ---- dominatr37 <dominatr37 at optonline.net> wrote:
>> <<Ralph,
>> Chances are the rag is plugging up the oil pump.  You will
>> need to pull the

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