Question about kawasaki KZ 1300 A2 Motorcycles
The engine was probably run at too high of a speed, and perhaps scored the cylinder walls, or worse, damaged some engine bearings. That would increase friction which would make idling hard. Rotate the engine by hand, or through the transmission, with ignition switch OFF. Are there any tight spots in the motor rotation? You may have to put the tranny in one of the higher gears, assuming it is a manual shift tranny. Good luck! Do you run Lucas Oil Treatment in the machine? If not, you should!
Posted on Apr 29, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: carbs problem
Remove the fuel line from the carb. Turn the gas on > got flow? If not then clean the fuel line and petcock filter if it has one. Install an in-line fuel filter or replace the present one. Remove the float bowl and clean the entire carb with a spray carb cleaner from the auto parts store. Wear protective goggles to avoid getting spray in your eyes. Spray into all the little airways and fittings in the carb. Use compressed air to assist in cleaning. Is the float needle stuck closed? Be certain the vent tube and vent port are clear.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2009
hi,fairly common problem with modified exhaust,start with the pilot screws,turn right in untill the screws are firm then back out 1 and 3/4 turns,this is a fairly standard rule of thumb that will get most things going,as far as the jets go,the original size would be a good starting point,but you should only need to go up 10-15 sizes to compensate for the exhaust mods(ie stock might be 127 may need to go to138 or 140 etc),the other thing that i would recommend is getting hold of a set of damped carb balancers these will enable you to get the mixtures and carb balance dead right,they are relitively cheap and easy to use and will have paid for themselves the first time you use them.(i regularly get 4-8 sometimes 10-11 extra hp over stock by tuning the carbs up properly).hope this helps
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
Turn the adjusting screw all the way in until it LIGHTLY seats. Now back it out one and one half turns. Do the same adjustment for the throttle screw on the right side of the carb. You are now back to the stock factory settings.
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Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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