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1979-1983 Kawasaki KZ1300 repair manual

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To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years. The following models are included in this manual: KZ1300 / Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company 1979 Kawasaki KZ1300-A1 1980 Kawasaki KZ1300-A2 1981 Kawasaki KZ1300-A3 1982 Kawasaki KZ1300-A4 1983 Kawasaki KZ1300-A5 Engine: 1285.0 cc (78.41 cubic inches), In-line six, four-stroke, 99.0 HP (72.3 kW) @ 8000 RPM, 217.0 km/h (134.8 mph), 9.9:1, 2 valves per cylinder, 62.0 x 71.0 mm (2.4 x 2.8 inches), 5-speed, Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC). Production year(s): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Manual Language: English # ³ "Download the Manual for Touring Motorbike Service: Explore the Engine Specs of the 1979-1983 Kawasaki KZ1300" Are you a proud owner or enthusiast of the iconic 1979-1983 Kawasaki KZ1300 touring motorbike? To help you delve into the intricacies of this remarkable machine, we have prepared an extensive collection of engine specifications, interesting facts, maintenance tips, common issues, tuning suggestions, available accessories, owner reviews, and more. Whether you're seeking technical details or practical insights, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to appreciate and maintain your Kawasaki KZ1300. Engine Specs: • The Kawasaki KZ1300 was equipped with a liquid-cooled, transverse inline-six engine. • Displacement: 1,286 cc (79 cu in). • Bore and stroke: 62 mm × 71 mm (2.4 in × 2.8 in). • Compression ratio: 9.2:1. • Fuel system: Six Mikuni CV carburetors. • Ignition system: CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition). • Power output: 120 hp (89 kW) at 8,000 rpm. • Torque: 80 lb-ft (108 Nm) at 6,500 rpm. • Transmission: Five-speed, manual. • Final drive: Shaft. • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc. • Frame type: Double cradle. • Front suspension: Telescopic fork. • Rear suspension: Twin shocks. • Front brakes: Dual hydraulic discs. • Rear brake: Hydraulic disc. • Front tire size: 3.25-19. • Rear tire size: 4.50-17. • Wheelbase: 1,565 mm (61.6 in). • Dry weight: 319 kg (703 lbs). • Fuel capacity: 22 liters (5.8 US gallons). Facts and Details: - The Kawasaki KZ1300 was the largest displacement motorcycle ever produced by Kawasaki at the time. - It was nicknamed the "Z1300" in some markets. - The KZ1300 featured an advanced fuel injection system on some later models. - It had a unique six-into-two exhaust system, providing a distinctive sound. - The bike's fuel consumption was around 35-40 mpg (7-8 L/100 km). - The KZ1300 had a top speed of approximately 135 mph (217 km/h). - It featured a hydraulic self-leveling rear suspension called "UNI-TRAK." - Kawasaki marketed the KZ1300 as a luxury touring motorcycle. - The model underwent various improvements throughout its production run, addressing initial design issues. - The KZ1300 had a spacious and comfortable seating position, making it ideal for long-distance riding. - It was praised for its smooth power delivery and impressive torque. - The bike's design showcased a unique blend of retro and futuristic styling elements. Maintenance Intervals, Tips, and Common Issues: * Regular maintenance intervals included oil changes every 3,000 miles (4,800 km) and valve adjustments every 12,000 miles (19,200 km). * It is crucial to keep the cooling system clean and ensure proper coolant levels to prevent overheating. * Regularly inspect and clean the carburetors to maintain optimal fuel delivery. * Common issues with the KZ1300 included electrical problems, such as faulty wiring connections or charging system malfunctions. * Leaking fork seals were a common problem and required timely replacement. * Regularly check and adjust the cam chain tension to avoid premature wear. * The clutch cable may require lubrication and adjustment to ensure smooth operation. * Keeping the air filter clean and replacing it as necessary is essential for optimal engine performance. Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications: Upgrading the exhaust system to a performance aftermarket option can enhance both sound and power delivery. Installing a jet kit and tuning the carburetors can improve throttle response and overall performance. Replacing the stock air filter with a high-flow aftermarket filter can enhance airflow and increase power. Upgrading the suspension components with aftermarket shocks or fork springs can improve ride quality and handling. Consider installing a larger capacity fuel tank for extended touring capabilities. Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options: Saddlebags and luggage systems designed specifically for the KZ1300 were available for increased storage capacity. Windshields and fairings were available for improved wind protection during long rides. Custom seats and backrests could be added for enhanced comfort. Chrome accessories, such as engine guards and highway pegs, were popular additions. Electronic accessories like GPS systems, phone mounts, and audio systems could be integrated into the bike. Owner Reviews and Opinions: Strengths: Powerful and smooth engine, comfortable riding position, excellent for long-distance touring, impressive stability, iconic styling. Weaknesses: Heavyweight, limited availability of spare parts, complex electrical system, can be challenging to work on for inexperienced mechanics. Frequently Needed Repairs: ■ Electrical system troubleshooting and repairs. ■ Carburetor cleaning and adjustments. ■ Fork seal replacement. ■ Charging system repairs. ■ Valve adjustments. ■ Cam chain tension adjustments. ■ Clutch cable lubrication and adjustments. ■ Cooling system maintenance. Secure your detailed shop handbook in PDF format by using PayPal to obtain the comprehensive service guide for your Kawasaki motorbike. Once your payment is complete, the official Kawasaki OEM shop manual/parts catalog download link will be instantly available on the checkout page. Additionally, we will promptly email you the payment and download information for your convenience. §
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