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Old 12-20-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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KAWASAKI 2001 ZX12r

I need to do a full tune-up on bike and need some how to steps. all help and comments appreciated.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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define a "full tune up"
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:39 PM   #3
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change spark plug radiator flush what else would i need to do i have 20,000 miles
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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brake pads good? Oil/filters? Fork seals ok? Change the brake fluid?
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:57 PM   #5
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Tune up - remove gas tank, remove coil/plug wires, remove plugs, to install do in reverse.

Coolant flush - loosen lower hose screw, pull out hose to drain, insert garden hose to flush out old coolant. Plug hose and tighten clamp, fill with coolant mixed/diluted bleed air out of coolant by opening bleeding screw if equipped. If not then squeeze the hoses to push all the air out and fill it up. Let it run til the fan comes on then turn it off and let it cool to check and fill.

Hope this help. If you want a step by step detail of how to then you have to get the service manual for your bike.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:08 AM   #6
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i would look at the service or owners manual to be honest....the maintenance intervals and what is required are pretty straight forward. Usually when someone says "tune up" it means they have a misfire or running problems...regular maintenance items will be fluids (oil, coolant, brake fluids), air filter replacement, plug changes, check chain tension, tire pressure, possibly replacing fork oil (often bushings as well at that mileage), lubing the chain, possibly carb sync.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #9
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Nice thing about Motorcycles Unlimited, they will go over your bike with you and share the weekend maintenance between rides etc, to keep the bike on the road not on the side of it.

I highly recommend your first service in a learning enviroment.
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