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the K-tronic ignition system on these bikes has very little advance until the engine is turning over 2000 rpm. this makes them sluggish at best on takeoff. the carb is also built with a very lean low side jet that is for all intents and purposes non adjustable. the best one can do is tear it down give it a very thorough cleaning making sure all passages inside are spotless. get a quality rebuild kit and replace everything in the accelerator pump system to be sure you get a good initial charge of fuel when you open the throttle. at best you may still get a lean condition until the engine is warmed up unless you keep playing with the "choke". one may do or have a re-jet job done that will give a bit more response and power boost but at a significant fuel mileage loss which for me is not worth it as these big boys don't get very good mileage to begin with and would lead to more frequent fuel stops.

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IT SHOULD BE ON THE BLOCK... SOMETIMES WHEN YOU DO THE OIL CHANGE YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE IT.

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If the lever was fine as you bled it then the problem lies elsewhere, either the slave cylinder is stuck or the push rod mechanism in the clutch itself is assembled wrong.

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Is the kick stand up?

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Hi, Anonymous you need "FIVE" things in order for a cylinder to run properly:
1. FUEL: in order to validate your not getting fuel spray some starting fluid into the air cleaner and hit the starter button, if it fires up and runs for a few seconds then you know you have a fuel delivery issue. Multi carb banks should be bench "SYNC"
2. SPARK: remove the spark plug and with it connected to the spark plug cable ground the threads to something metal you should see a bluish white spark if not you have a faulty spark plug, spark plug cable, ignition coil, condenser, CKP, ECM, sensor or the wiring in between.
3. COMPRESSION: you must have at least 80-100 PSI for most bikes, multi-cylinder engines should be within 10-15% of each other if not perform a leak down test you may have a burnt or bent valve or hole in the piston or broken rings.
4. CAM TIMING: confirm your timing marks are aligned to see if the cam chain or adjuster are worn out and the chain has skipped a couple teeth.
5. IGNITION TIMING: on older bikes check to see if your points have not closed up, timing plate has not become loose and confirm with a timing light for proper retard and advance functions, on newer bikes where timing is controlled by an ECM and is nonadjustable check you CKP, TPS, MAP, O2, sensor or its counterpart for integrity.
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Hi, Anonymous the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
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1996 kawasaki VN... | 50 views | 0 helpful votes


Backfiring is a sign that you have an air leak somewhere. Check the vacuum lines on the throttle body, they become old and crack.

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try screwing the bolt of the fuuel holderr in the carborator, whhichh is generally used for overflow, screw it tight ,

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Undo your carb bowl bleed screws to make sure you are getting fuel, then retighten. If you have fuel from the bowl, that just tells you that you have fuel in the bowls. If no fuel check two things, that your fuel cock is working. If it is a simple gravity device it is possible that your petcock is clogged. If vacuum operated check your vacuum lines for splits and cracks. If it is an electric pump, check for pump operation when first turning on the key. You should hear it priming, then stop. If it doesn\'t do this, check your fuel pump fuse, and replace with a known good one of the same rating. Failing this, it will most likely be a dud fuel pump.

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you can use a brake bleeder on caliber.
leave cover of slave cyl. to keep it full.
do not let it run dry.

2004 kawasaki VN... | 71 views | 0 helpful votes


Check that you have a god bulb and a good ground, broken wire or connecter

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