Posted Sep 27 2012, 04:56 PM in Pics.
or re bored cylinders. For a cheapo tidy up, send cams away to be reground, new followers, de glaze the bores and fit new rings (when fitting new rings to worn bores ensure the top lip of the top compression ring has been ground away to prevent it snapping as it contacts the worn bore top lip....and cam chain, new shells and pump, gasket set all in £700. A replacement low mileage engine is even cheaper but you can be left broken hearted by dishonest sellers claiming "2,500 miles 1 lady owner" only to purchase a overheated or heavily worn used unit form a crashed bike. Your best bet if you are not familiar with engine repairs, is to fone an engine re manufacturer for a quote for a replacement or a rebuild of the existing engine. Or, use a "Donor Bike" ....look around for another ER5, test ride to check engine is ok and quiet, then build one bike out the 2, this option leaves you with a wealth of spares.
Posted Sep 25 2012, 07:56 PM in Tech Talk
Posted Sep 21 2012, 12:28 AM in Pics.
I live in South Shields, and use my bike daily in all weathers, mainly due to the huge smile the bike has put on my face :) ...i love every second of riding my bike, even though ive got a car standing at home hardly getting used, (apart from the once-a-week shopping trip) and the Mrs doesn't drive...but who cares! lol... My humble little ER5 has given me a new lease of life!
Posted Sep 21 2012, 12:20 AM in Welcome to the forum
I was hoping for a bit of help! I have bought a second hand 1998 er5 and have had problems from the word go! The first problem was this ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtPhd8zI0tc&feature=plcp ) which has been resolved. ( i think ) I have just passed my test got all my new gear on today weather is fantastic i went for a ride! literally 3 - 4 mins in the bike felt like it was struggling and then eventually lost power and stalled and wont start back up! If i leave the bike for a while, it will start and ride normal for 3 - 4mins then start the cycle all over again! :( it was not a fun first ride. i was wondering if any of you kind ppl could lend me your knowledge on this one? thanks
Ps: If it when the bike has had its moment i will start her up and go for a ride and film what i mean if needed.
Posted Sep 15 2012, 06:10 PM in Tech Talk
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Posted Aug 29 2012, 07:49 PM in Tech Talk
i have flushed the radiator through and thats all good.
anyone got any suggestions on how to check the top of the head without striping off the fuel tank or any other suggestions what else it might be or i can do?
Posted Aug 28 2012, 09:06 PM in Tech Talk
Posted Jul 15 2012, 05:25 PM in Kawasaki Chat
as i have the fuel gauge it does not present a problem. so far the bike is running fine and the fuel and oil are wher they are supposed to be, seperate . thanks again all for the advice best regards (bukko0) Tony
Posted Jul 12 2012, 10:27 AM in Tech Talk
Posted Jun 30 2012, 04:19 PM in Tech Talk
the fuel is leaking into the crankcase and diluting the oil to the extent it is more petrol than oil
i have cleaned the carbs and made sure the needle valves are closing once the float chambers are full and the bike runs as normal once i have drained the sump and replaced it with fresh oil, Last time i drained the oil out there was nearly 5 litres of oil/petrol mixture
i have done this 3 times now and the bike is now getting thru more oil than petrol ,anyone got any ideas as to what the problem is ?
i would appreciate any ideas, i take it that the fuel tap does not have an off position only on and reserve and a middle one that the manual does not describe as to what it does please, HELP
Posted Jun 30 2012, 11:07 AM in Tech Talk
Posted Jun 28 2012, 07:52 PM in Tech Talk
I'm a self employed gardener and typically the weather's not been too bad in the week,but come the weekend...grr grr.Must have upset the Rain God!Cold I can deal with,wet-no thanks;had enough of that when I was a courier.Can't understand why Kawasaki have stopped making the ER5,it's a cracking bike.
- May 25 2012, 08:55 PMBad news, this is England and summer is probably busy elsewhere. Put a thicker coat on and go enjoy anyway! ER6 is a great bike. I have an ER5 and love it. Have fun.
Posted Jun 21 2012, 01:03 PM in Kawasaki Streetbikes.
Posted Jun 12 2012, 08:58 PM in Kawasaki Chat
Don't apologise for the ER5 I have two and love them to bits. As a rule they are very reliable and it would be unusual for the valves to cause trouble. One of mine has 33000 miles on it and has never needed valve clearance adjustement despite them being checked several times. Of course anything is posible so it might be worth having them checked.
ER5 carbs don't take too much to become blocked, especially the idle circuit so I would start with another carb clean and be thorough with it.
Posted Jun 9 2012, 10:12 PM in Kawasaki Chat
would put money on its still carb clean using gitar wire remove/clean jets and pilot screws
- snakey drakey
- May 8 2011, 05:28 PMhello and thank you for reading, my name is chris and have a 2000 er5(i know not great but its my wheels)
a while ago the reg went and took many things for company, the bike is in the shop as it ran fine when i picked it up but less than half
an hour after leaving the shop she started to run like nannys left leg(wont idle right and coughs at low revs when moving), i took it back and they reckon its the valves getting tight, never did it before. work that has been done is listed below-
all electrics have been checked(fine)
and the carbs have been cleaned and balanced
all of above has been done in the last few weeks
would like other ideas before the repair cost far out weighs the price of the bike.
again many thanks for reading and sorry its a long story.
Posted Jun 8 2012, 11:45 PM in Kawasaki Chat
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