Engine question

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 29 10:15:52 PDT 2009

Had to be either the engine was seized or the tranny was seized. I'm not sure how the tranny may have been siezed up unless there was something caught in the teeth of a some gears. 

--- On Fri, 5/29/09, John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:

From: John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com>
Subject: RE: Engine question
To: "'Jonathon Jay'" <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com>, "'Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion'" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 11:53 AM

If the clutch plates were stuck together the rear wheel would still turn if
in neutral.  Hard to believe a piston ring would hold the rear wheel unless
it was already broken and jammed in the cylinder.  Doesn't sound likely but
I can't think off hand of what else it would be...

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Jonathon Jay
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 4:22 AM
To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: Engine question

It's late at night and I can't sleep. Do you all remember my e mail a couple
of weeks ago regarding what I thought was a stuck clutch?

Perhaps someone can answer this:

The rear wheel would not turn with the clutch lever released out.

When I pulled the clutch lever in, the rear wheel would spin no problem.

If this was a stuck clutch would the position of the lever being pulled in
or out even matter?

I'm starting to think that I had a stuck piston ring. Am I wrong? I got
whatever it was unstuck by pulling the bike with my truck at 5-10 mph and
repeatedly releasing the clutch lever. Now I'm worried I may have snapped a
piston ring.

Please someone explain to me how these assemblies work in relation to
turning the rear wheel. I really hope it wasn't an internal engine thing,
but if it was, perhaps the 15 or 20 releases on the lever is what it needed
and I didn't break something?

Input please, so I can sleep better.



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