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Just purchased a 1976 kawasaki 125cc dual sport cleaned the bike up well, carb, filterer,plug. the bike still won't turn over at all. the battery is not in it. does it need the battery in it to start? any way to bypass elec system and just start bike without?

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SOURCE: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250 will not start

check the kill switch and side stand interlocks betcha one is sticking

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SOURCE: Carb on 2005 kawasaki Bayou 250

remover all plastic/ rubber parts
then soak the whole carb body and slow jet in lacquer thinner

the slow speed jet/needle circuit needs to be cleaned with just 1 strand from 18 gauge copper wire going through all passages an holes pilot circuit in pic2989f1c.jpg

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a wiring diagram for my 175 cc Kawasaki KE

A service manual is a very valuable tool, esp. with a bike of that age. Dealer, mfr. and clymer books are sources for that. Meantime, the public library may have your info in the 646 stacks of reference section.

Not sure about 2nd plug. If its wired, then its to insure you get ignition in the cylinder. Some mfr's did that for a while.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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Some articles I have read suggest removing the stock auto-choke carb and replacing it with a Honda CT70 Carb. Check with a local shop to verify, I do not own either and am just passing along the info.

Another solution suggested by 'OneRide': Try it with the gas cap off. The tank vent might be plugged. Possibly plugged fuel filter. Are you using the choke correctly?

This seems to be a very common problem and no 'one' solution to fix it.

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SOURCE: kawasaki KVF 300 carb setting

If spark plug is wet with petrol then float level is incorrect either by dirt under float needle or set too high.

If you havent altered / removed the carb and it has just happened, somtimes gently tapping the float bowl can dislodge the dirt. Otherwise you will need to remove carby, (I assume it has one) and clean out.

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