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Postby turky » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:02 pm

Decided to strip and clean the carbs to sort out the misfire and lumpy running on
Low revs. Before i ripped the carbs of, thought it would be a good idea to check the spark plugs. Pulled the caps of to find that the plugs were submurged in engine oil from the rocker cover seals.
"Oh well, here we go then", so off came the rocker cover only to find the inlet camshaft lobes looked more like a spot welders work bench.
Luckily, the bike is still under warranty and they have agreed to repair it, although i don't think they know how much theses cams are yet!!!
Is there an aftermarket set, or race cams available cheaper than kawasaki's original prices?
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Re: Zzr1200 cams

Postby casey » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:19 am

Have you any pictures of the damaged cams?
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Re: Zzr1200 cams

Postby SteveZZR » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:56 pm

I thought about getting some cams for my bike, but when I read up there's little benefit to them without a port/polish job, and even then they aren't brilliant for the road - they increase peak power but it's all higher in the revs and can compromise your midrange.
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Re: Zzr1200 cams

Postby turky » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:32 pm

I'll post some pics later of the damaged cams.
I'm not looking at increasing power, just an alternative to kawasaki's £468 for each camshaft!!!!!
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Re: Zzr1200 cams

Postby casey » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:23 am

There is a head on ebay with damaged valves but good cams at the moment.
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Re: Zzr1200 cams

Postby turky » Thu May 01, 2014 8:42 pm

Yeah, I've seen that one. It's in California and the inlet cam looks a bit hookey.
Bike was supposed to be under warranty, but to cut a long story short, they're saying the warranty is void because I " stripped" the engine. Funny that, removing a rocker cover is classed as an engine strip.
The things dealers will come out with to avoid getting out of warranty claims eh?
Luckily the bike is on finance, so it's now passed onto their legal department to sort out. Could do without the hassle though.
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