Question : I OWN a 1982 Kawasaki GPZ550, an old bike
but a pleasure to ride.
However, I have a problem idling when the
engine is at operating temperature.
Also, it is difficult to start the bike until the
Several mechanics have failed to solve the
problem and my repair bills have already hit
four thousand dollars. The mechanics have done a top overhaul and change the engine block with a used
unit ordered from Australia.
We are not too familiar with this model but essentially, all engines operate the same way and you
need to find a mechanic who is more familiar with
It looks like you have a carburetion problem and
as this model uses constant depression carburetors,
if there is a leak in the carbs (which may be happening when the engine is hot), then there would be
insufficient fuel to start.
The best advice I can give you is to locate a good
mechanic with a lot of experience with big bikes to
have a look at it.