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bad ground be my guess loose wire ?

kawasaki 2005... | Answered 8 hours ago

the solenoid has gone bad most likely. if that checks ok, could be the keyswitch, kill switch or neutral safety switch.

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

a large hammer and lots of effort. if the center has come out you can cut the outer ring with a dremel cutting disc.

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017

If there's one its by the fuse box.usually the operator manual tells the exact spot.

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Nov 25, 2017

Wiring diagram avalible on internet pdf download....

kawasaki 2004... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017

Does the motor spin or just the starter spinning.
Please reply back on here... I will help you trouble shoot it and get it running!!

kawasaki 2011... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

T is usually the mark on the flywheel and there's usually a mark on the cam sprocket and head to line up. you can google up a service manual too most likely.

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Hey Keith, get a manual.. its easier than trying to "diagnose" on here.. Sorry..good luck.. kawasaki mule 1000 450b1 repair manual Google Search

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Hey Anthony..
there can be a couple issues... but we will deal the one I think might be the main issue.. the carburetor...
Take it to a qualified professional..(not your buddy that thinks he might be able to clean it).. there are too many tiny passages and settings that need to be RIGHT... let the pro clean and set it.. its worth the $$..In a shop, should be an hour OR LESS... my shop,, it would be $50.

kawasaki 2004... | Answered on Sep 07, 2017

Hey Dennis, there is no way to tell what part number(s) you need.. this is not a complicated repair, but does take some knowledge.. if you are not very good, mechanic wise, I would find a qualified professional to help with it...it has to be RIGHT,, or it will break again..

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

Depends on the size of the motor, the size of the crankshaft end, the number of magnets and their arrangement, etc..etc,, check ALL these before you purchase one..

kawasaki 2004... | Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Hey Matt, sounds like the switch is going bad.. I would see if it will start - WITH THE KEY OFF by "jumping" the solenoid.. if the switch is bad.. it might start... and confirm the switch is bad..

kawasaki 2008... | Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Hey Dave,
thought I answered this already,,,??? Classic "brass kit" symptom! >>> You need a "brass kit".. this is the needle jet and the jet needle in the center of the carb. The jet needle is the thin needle that hangs down from the center of the slide... The needle jet is the "hole" that the jet needle slides into...Remove the carb, take the bowl off, remove the main jet, the needle jet holder should be able to be gently tapped out, the needle jet is a short brasspiece,, it comes out through the hole where the slide goes,,, reinstall the NEW needle jet, needle jet holder...(it may have a groove in it for correct location). once its seated, you can reinstall the main jet..NOW >> to install a new jet needle,,, remove the slide from the carb.. remove the spring and seat from the slide that holds the needle jet in place.. NOTE which groove the clip is in on the old needle.... (should be the middle one). re install the new needle, reinstall everything else and your atv WILL run fine for a long time..This is a common problem on ATV's..
you need part #'s
1990 Kawasaki BAYOU 300 4X4 KLF300 C2 Carburetor



kawasaki 2004... | Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Hey Frank,
This could be the issue, has this atv been sitting up for a length of time? ... I would put a new spark plug in first,, you may have water in the carb.....you can drain the float bowl and put in the new plug,,, see if that cures it, other wise get the carb professionally cleaned and set. Try this and reply to me.

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Hello Anon..
First, I would check to make sure the carbs are getting fuel, and then fuel getting into the cylinders. Your question about low oil - did you let it get low and then it quit? ...
If you put oil into the cylinders and only got 100psi, this might be your problem. You should be pumping around 120+psi without putting anything into the cylinders... Recheck the compression.= .take out all spark plugs...screw the gauge in until the o-ring seats, hold the throttle wide open while spinning the engine over for about 5 seconds... you should get 120psi +/- 10psi.
If you are getting less than 100psi.. it might be time for a rebuild..

kawasaki 2005... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017

When you "hot wire" an ATV with a battery is the same as leaving the key on 24-7. This is not recommended..A good locksmith might be able to help you resolve your "switch issue"
BUT.. the brown wire and the gray wire(both are ignition switch wires).. connect them and you should have power

kawasaki 2004... | Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Hey Belbowski,
Has it been sitting for a while?? Sounds like it could be several things..
1. The needle and seat in the carb may be dirty/clogged/sticking and not allowing a full flow of fuel into the float bowl.. when the bowl fills, it will run fine for about 20 - 45 seconds then "run out of gas.. it will restart and repeat this over and over.
2. The petcock/fuel tank may be stopped up/clogged/blocked and not allowing a full flow of fuel to the carb... causing the same symptoms as #1.
3. ..maybe..you may have a vacuum leak causing the fuel pump to not pump enough fuel to the carb. = Symptoms #1
4. Fuel pump might be bad. = Symptoms #1
Once you eliminate these items... repost with results.

kawasaki 2009... | Answered on Jun 12, 2017

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