1982 AND LATER SERVICE INFORMATION
Table 18 CARBURETOR SPECIFICATIONS (ZXIOO-A1 AND A2)
Main air jet
Pilot air jet
Jet needle clip position
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Electrical specifications for the KZ550-F1
and MI models that differ from 1982 and
earlier models are found in Table 19.
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
The ZX550-A1 and A2 ignition system is
shown in Figure 46: refer to it when
performing procedures in this section.
1. Remove the right-hand side cover.
2. Disconnect the IC igniter connector
3. With a voltmeter set at DC. connect the
lead to the yellowhed IC igniter
circuit wire and the negative lead
black/yellow wire. The voltmeter should read
approximately 12 volts.
4. If the IC igniter failed the test in Step
check the main fuse and all ignition and
startlng system wires and connections. Also
check the engine stop switch, side stand
swich, ignit~on switch and the starter lockout
switch as described in this supplement. If
these parts and systems are okay. check the
diode as described In this section.
5. Reconnect the IC igniter connector. Install
the right-hand side cover.
1. Remove the left-hand side cover.
2. Disconnect the diode connector (Figure
With an ohmmeter set at R X 10, measure
and record the resistance between the
following terminals (Figure 49):
a. Brown/white to yellow/green.
b. Brown/white to brown.
c. Brown/white to light green.
4. Reverse the meter polarity (use the
opposite probes to make the connections) and
repeat the test. There should be more than 10
times as much resistance in one direction as
in the other. If any 2 leads show the same
resistance in both directions, the diode is
faulty and should be replaced.
If the above checks fail to find fault with
the IC igniter and all ignition wiring and
connectors are in good condition. remove the
IC igniter and have a Kawasaki dealer
perform a resistance check.
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