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Old 07-18-2008, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kawasaki KE175 won't stay running HELP!

Couldn't find anything on the net about cleaning the carb, and how many turns each jet needs to be in/out. Anyone know about this? I'm sure I have something needs to be adjusted in the carb.

here is the bike:
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh and here is an exploited view of the carb.....

http://www.cmsnl.com/kawasaki-1982-k...ist/68840.html
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how many turns each jet needs to be in/out. Anyone know about this? I'm sure I have something needs to be adjusted in the carb.
I use to always think that too however it is wrong there is no exact amount of turns the jets have to be set at. You want to match vacuum pressure with rpm's. On a chevy motor for example its (I believe) 900 rpms and you keep turning the screws out until you stop gaining vacuum. I just found this out from a friends build.

I don't know if your bike has a place to put a vacuum gage but I did it by ear for years just turning the screw out and then lowering the idle till I thought it was close then see how it runs. You can also tell by your plug if its burning rich or lean
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You may not need to adjust anything if the low speed jet is clogged. Take the carb off, remove the bowl and spray carb cleaner everywhere. Get a carb rebuild kit from the dealer and find out what the float height should be. Use compressed air to dry the carb out before you put it back together.
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Just record the settings for the screws before you take them out. Turn them all the way in while counting the turns until they bottom out. That should give you a starting point. If you have a repair manual for the bike, compare these with the stock settings. Then pull all the screws and jets out and flush everything with carb cleaner.

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I cleaned the crap out of everything, one of the needles had such a small hole, I couldn't even fit a sewing needle through it. I soaked it in carb cleaner and re assembled it the same. The float height may be messed up.

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You may not need to adjust anything if the low speed jet is clogged. Take the carb off, remove the bowl and spray carb cleaner everywhere. Get a carb rebuild kit from the dealer and find out what the float height should be. Use compressed air to dry the carb out before you put it back together.
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Just record the settings for the screws before you take them out.
too late!
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I cleaned the crap out of everything, one of the needles had such a small hole, I couldn't even fit a sewing needle through it. I soaked it in carb cleaner and re assembled it the same. The float height may be messed up.
Try a guitar string.
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Try a guitar string.
That is thinner than a sewing needle?
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