The bike: '83 Kawasaki KZ-750 LTD.
I put my bike up on its center stand and went to work for a few days. I came home to put in new spark plugs and take it out for its first trip.
First problem: When I put in the new plugs, the boots don’t fit. The new plugs are the ones recommended by the manual for the Canadian edition. (The bike was originally bought in Canada.)
Second problem: Two of the boots removed themselves from the wires. They seemed to just be jammed inside without any means of holding them on. I guess I’m going to have to replace the wires (and probably replace the boots at the same time so they fit on the new plugs).
Third problem. It doesn’t shift into neutral any more, and it doens’t de-clutch. I left it for a week and now it’s stuck in first gear, the rear wheel spinning as the engine tries to start.
Naturally the third problem is the major problem. How could that happen in a week of storage, being untouched? It drove fine on the 20 km trip from the previous owner’s house to my house, and then it just breaks? I don’t even know where the clutch is on the bike. Are there any simpler fixes than ‘take the whole bike apart’?