ZL900 Eliminator - Running Hot

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Eddie M, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Eddie M

    Eddie M Guest

    I have a 1985 Kawasaki Eliminator that is running hot. After 15 - 20
    minutes of stop and go riding the temp warning light comes on. I have
    flushed the cooling system, replaced the radiator cap assembly and
    thermostat and used DEX-COOL in the system. I have also pulled the water
    pump cover to ensure the pump impellers are not gummed up but to no avail it
    continue to run hot. The radiator fins seem to all be in order and the
    fan/relays turn on and off. I do not have any coolant leaks and it does not
    appear that there are any vacume leaks in the system. Any ideas? Any help
    would be appreciated!
     
    Eddie M, Aug 27, 2003
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    I don't know how your bike is, but on mine I can look inside the carb
    opening and see the slider that moves up and down as the throttle changes
    position. My technical terms are probably lacking, but since I'm not a
    professional mechanic, please make allowances. Please keep that in mind as
    you read my advice, as well. Anyway, the sliders are moved up and down by
    vaccum. If the diaphram has a pinhole or some other type of tear in it, it
    either won't move up, or will do so slowly, causing that cylinder to run
    lean. More experienced folks are welcome to jump in any time and give
    better info.


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    Charlie

    fix the e-mail address and it will get to me
     
    Charlie Gary, Aug 28, 2003
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  3. Eddie M

    Charlie Gary Guest

    I forgot to mention what was obvious to me. The engine needs to be running
    while you perform this check.


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    Later,

    Charlie

    fix the e-mail address and it will get to me
     
    Charlie Gary, Aug 28, 2003
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