Z125 Won’t Start after new can install - Kawasaki Z125 Forum
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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I recently installed a new performance cam from Tbparts. Unfortunately, now my bike won’t start. Does anyone know what might be the cause?
-I’m currently running a Bazzaz Zfi and afm. I cleared my maps and unplugged/replugged it.
-My valves are also adjusted to .002” and .004” I/E. I also haven’t had past battery issues.
-I checked my cam and I noticed I’m a tooth off from top dead center... could that be the cause?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 03:35 PM
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Fix the cam timing first ..Re-check everything and retry
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Cam timing.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 11:42 PM
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also check the Bazzaz connection at the FI, mine and Phils were both sensitive to movement
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also check the Bazzaz connection at the FI, mine and Phils were both sensitive to movement
If you are meaning the "tap" type connections (versus the plug-in connections), yes, this is a common problem. With the "tap" method, you can easily not penetrate far enough to make a reliable conenciton that will handle vibration, or penetrate too far and impair or disconnect the wire you are tapping into. That's why I prefer an ECU reflash over both a Bazzaz and a Power Commander.

If the tap is not penetrating far enough, just screw it in a BIT further. If you have over-penetrated with the tap, you'll need to replace the connection with a soldered one probably.

I do agree though that the very first thing to do is to correct the cam timing!

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No I was referring to the plug type connectors they use, they are close but not quite right
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No I was referring to the plug type connectors they use, they are close but not quite right
Oh, that's a further disappointment. Those are normally not an issue. They must have used lower quality plugs.

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i thought i was going cazy when i hooked my BazzaZ up.... i couldnt get it to start... rewired the whole thing... while i was sitting on the ground in defeat, i figured i would turn the key while moving every connection slightly... i finally found the problem... its exactly what you said... its the FI CONNECTOR... i can just touch it and the bike dies... but ive hit some nasty pot holes and it hasnt died...

but yes, i had this same problem... i was freaking out...
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i thought i was going cazy when i hooked my BazzaZ up.... i couldnt get it to start... rewired the whole thing... while i was sitting on the ground in defeat, i figured i would turn the key while moving every connection slightly... i finally found the problem... its exactly what you said... its the FI CONNECTOR... i can just touch it and the bike dies... but ive hit some nasty pot holes and it hasnt died...

but yes, i had this same problem... i was freaking out...



Disconnect, bend a slight curve into the prongs, reconnect and zip tie in place, no more problems
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Disconnect, bend a slight curve into the prongs, reconnect and zip tie in place, no more problems
A connector that needs bending and zip tieing in place is NOT a good solution. This further hurts my trust in the Bazzaz's quality.

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