• I need to ask some advice and I know this is a N00b question how do you... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    I need to ask some advice, and I know this is a N00b question... how do you tighten the chain, and is it vital the torque be right on the rear spindle when tightening it all back up?

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    Changed my spark plugs today Every time I take the tank off I m reminded of... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Changed my spark plugs today. Every time I take the tank off I'm reminded of what a sadistic bloke the designer was. Twist your fuel pump 180 degrees to get it out, although the pipe to the carbon will still piss fuel every where. Spark plugs have coolant pipes over them, so you can't get a socket wrench in, and the actual plug wrench in the tool kit goes in with about 50mm clearance. And they're set in an inaccessible recess designed it would seem only to collect dirt to fall in the engine. Don't even get me started on oil filters. Does anyone know who designed it?

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    Photos from Sergio Boccassini's post — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    hi guys, I have a problem. I saw that the coolant under the seat is finished. I had the same problem the last year when I bought the bike, but I thought that the last owner didn't put it. I've examined the pipe in the first picture because I know that he creates leak problems but the pipe is dry and also the spark plugs are perfectly dry and clean... I wanted to change them but they are like new.

    Instead I found a green liquid where I show in the second picture.

    I just changed the oil and I found just 3.1 lt. or 3.2 lt. of oil (the mechanic told me that he put about 4lt. ), so there aren't infiltrations in it.

    I have put just 3lt. and the indicator is about at its max o.O

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    Years back in the 90 s when i did my test you first passed your test on a 125cc... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Years back in the 90's when i did my test you first passed your test on a 125cc with 12 bhp then had a 250/350 stroker or similar, then a 500cc/600cc then a 900cc or what ever and so on and so forth. These days they pass on an er5 or similar then want to buy something bigger for their first bike!! Its never quite made sense to me or is that Just me?

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    Hi I need some help from you — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Hi, I need some help from you

    I brought my 55 plate ER-5 in December last year. It had 33000 miles on the clock and had been SORN for the last 3 years. The garage MOTed and serviced it before I picked it up.

    I just done a 100 mile run on it a found the right footpeg vibrated so badly that my foot was numb. The left had no vibration at all. The rear tyre had been changed and re-balanced about 50 miles previously.

    Also, my speedo seams wildly out as it recorded the 100 miles as over 150!. Does that mean 70mph is really only 40-50? And my total miles is not 35000 as it states?

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    This was my response earlier this evening to a comment they the ER5 is little... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    This was my response earlier this evening to a comment they the ER5 is little more than a commuter bike.

    "I don't agree that the ER5 is not much more than a commuter bike. This is why. In 1976 I had a new air-cooled Yamaha RD350. Regarded then as the dog's bollocks, great acceleration and also much kudos. You were a real cool cat and a biker's biker if you had one. This was definitely not a commuter bike. Move on to 2017, if you now have one of these RD350s they are looked on through rose tinted spectacles. You are still regarded as a cool cat, the bike is considered rapid.

    Now reality, the RD topped out at 105 mph, and was very unreliable.

    My ER5 is untampered with yet accelerates better than the RD, has a higher top end, does 65mpg and has never broken down.

    The difference today is that there are much faster bikes out there and the ER5 is compared to these, how many people can actually use the performance they provide is debatable, it's more to do with image.

    A commuter bike to me is a modern 125, or like my first bike a Suzuki B120 which I still have."

    What does the group think?

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    My 2003 ER5 was bought 10 months old and was the shop s demonstrator — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    My 2003 ER5 was bought 10 months old and was the shop's demonstrator.

    I don't use it in the winter when the salt is down.

    It still has the original exhaust which is perfect, also the original battery which gets the occasional trickle charge on the optimate through the winter.

    I have done 25,000 miles so far completely without incident. Serviced every year at BAZ Bikes Treorchy.

    I have 5 other bikes all on the road, but they are between 32 and 40 years old so I still think of the ER5 as my 'new' bike.

    The original chain and sprockets were changed last autumn at 25,000 miles after a trip through Belgium and France.

    The bike still rides like a new machine, is smooth, responsive and frugal on petrol.

    Has anyone else had this sort of longevity on exhaust, battery and sprockets?

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    One problem solved another one crops up — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    One problem solved another one crops up...

    On my er5, when I've been riding for a long period of time, when I come to a stand still there is a pop noise that com3s from around my right HT lead and white smoke floods from under my tank, I have absolutely no idea what may be the reason for this but all I know is that the smoke smells like something is burning, like a plastic/oily smell, any ideas or help would be very much appreciated :)

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    Help please I bought an ER5 just over a week ago and bedsides a few cosmetic... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Help please! I bought an ER5 just over a week ago and bedsides a few cosmetic issues am very pleased. Yesterday I brought her out for a check over and noticed that when on the centre stand, the oil level in the sight glass seemed alarmingly low! The owner seemed genuine and had recently serviced the bike and there so not seem to be any oil leaks. I didn't have an owners manual with the bike, so don't know if I missing something or doing something wrong, or is the level just low??

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    My bike weaves after I ve gone the following — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    My bike weaves after I've gone the following......

    Head bearings,

    New longer handlebars,

    Tighten up the chain,

    The bearings are tight just so the bars flow to each side. The bars are normal bars but longer, and I've tightened up the chain by about 10mm.

    What have I don't wrong???

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    My er5 ive been doing up but now lost interest due to the carb fuel tap... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    My er5 ive been doing up but now lost interest due to the carb/fuel tap flooding drama so today been out and brought a resdy to go winter hack ,frame has been painted, tidy little bike had an mot when i started doing it up last xmas,but now run out . probs just needs the carbs cleaning but cant be bothered!!!im in kent the guy im buying my new bike off had offered to take this non running but if anyone wants it make me sensible offer,battery has always been trickle charged 23 k ,viper exhaust system good tyres all electrics work just needs tge carb sorting and mot regards mark

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    Crazy er5 Went to start bike today after a week off At first it started but... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Crazy er5! Went to start bike today after a week off. At first it started but wouldn't idle even with choke out. Then I noticed fuel pouring out. Found a pipe on the RIGHT near the 3 run off pipes had come off its nozzle. It also looks like it is just an overflow? This was behind a white block connector (main wiring fuse?). Anyhow after that, bike was def struggling to fire up and when it did take, it was deffo only firing on 1 cylinder. What is the pipe and whats with this crazy bike? Ps. Fuel tap is as always, in the on position.

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    1999 ER-5 — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    1999 ER-5. Needs a new engine, indicators, front brake lever, mirrors.

    Was in a low speed accident a while ago and still rode fine after that!

    Currently sitting in my garage in pieces as the camshaft and conrod have been worn down and have excessive play! Do have a video to show wear. Just want rid as this was brought as a temporary bike but now have my Ninja 250r back. Looking for £150. Collection only. Need a van to collect parts as well! Will upload pictures later when I move it around. No Tax but MOT runs out in March 2017!

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    After some advice please Started tidying up an er5 last Xmas because of work... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    After some advice please! Started tidying up an er5 last Xmas because of work and other stuff going on this year only just got round to finishing,

    Ok firstly I have put in new fuel !

    Bike starts and runs fine fine for around ten minutes then when it gets hot if you were sitting on the bike it drops the right cylinder.

    I opened up the air box and noticed fuel laying in there so removed drain plug,also I took the oil filler cap of and smells of petrol .

    I left it for a while to cool down then started her up no problems and again running on both cylinders

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    Norbert Turda shared a link to the group: Kawasaki Er5 Uk. — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Hello folks!

    I just found this super cheap topcase set, and I was wondering this could be compatible with this Givi 432F rack?

    I have a '97 A model.

    What dou you think?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Top-Ca se-48-Liter-z-B-fur-Kawasaki-E R-5-Twister-ER500A-A-1997-2000 -/361780556506?hash=item543bcd 32da:g:IngAAOSwB09YCME8&vxp=mt r

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Givi- Topbox-Rack-Kawasaki-98-00/dp/ B0049IJK6O

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    Photos from Sergio Boccassini's post — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Hi guys. I've stored my bike for the winter season as I explain in another post. After one month I found a leak. I thought that was an oil's leak, but it isn't. It is a leak from the fuel tap!

    I've left the fuel tap in PRI position for the whole month. I put the tap in ON position first, then I opend the airbox and it's Clean and dry...fortunately!!

    what do you suggest?

    in the photo the tap is still a bit wet after cleaning it.

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    Hey all So I have started modding the ER 5 and its got a nice streetfighter... — Kawasaki Er5 Uk

    Hey all, So I have started modding the ER-5 and its got a nice streetfighter look at the moment, but I am looking to smie modernise an older bike. has anyone ever fitted a digital speedo to an 1998 ER-5 and wou;d a steering damper really help... I am getting conflicted information. I ride on a mix between smooth and rough surfaces.

    LED indicators now installed... pics to follow

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