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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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1100 zxi first ride

I purchased a '98 1100 zxi and got to ride it for the first time today. It didn't seem to want to get over 6200-6500 RPM, is this normal? I thought it was going to be a little faster than what it is. I don't know how fast I was going b/c the speedometer wasn't working today for some reason. I'm guessing 45-50 mph. It also seems a little slugish off the line. Once it planes it takes off pretty well. I've checked compression, and it was 105-110 on all three cylinders. It is lower than everyones norm of 120 but it is above Kawasaki manual of minimum of 95psi, so I guess it is ok. Some people have reported similar problems and said they cut the end off their spark plug wire to get to a newer piece of the wire, how do you do that? Do you have to open the electronics box?

One other thing, it seems to porpoise quite easy, is there a way to fix that? Rideplate perhaps? How many MPH would an aftermarket head give me?

Sorry for all the questions!

Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 10:26 PM
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im having almost the same problem only thing is its just the speedometer isnt working. how do i go fixing it? what might be broken and where can i find a replacement?
my tac works just fine.
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