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Old 12-24-2012, 09:41 PM
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Carburetor question.

I was wondering if the fh 500 kawasaki carb is interchangeable with the fh 541? They both are 14 h.p..Are there other prerequisites?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:35 AM
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I believe they are both 17 hp....
If the linkages are the same...bolt it on and try it...
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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Carbs

Thanks! I will check them both!
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:55 AM
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On two random picks of the 500 and 541, the part numbers of the carb were not the same. I didn't do any further investigation so, as Slapper indicates, give it a shot. If the carbs have the same configuration/linkage, it's possible that the only difference may be in orfice sizes of the main jet.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:56 AM
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Sorry!!

Both those motors are 17 horse.Hey Dutch , will the different size jets cause too much gas to go in the chambers and blow up the motor??
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:03 PM
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Both those motors are 17 horse.Hey Dutch , will the different size jets cause too much gas to go in the chambers and blow up the motor??
Better of rich than-lean
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:07 PM
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Better of rich than-lean
Eh... That depends on how rich. Too much gas will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls and rings.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Eh... That depends on how rich. Too much gas will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls and rings.
Aren't they both 17hp could I be over looking some thing
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:26 PM
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That shouldn't be a problem.

If it just happens to be a difference of orfice sizes, it won't be very dramatic.

With the spec numbers from the two engines, you can go to www.kawpower.com and check for differences in part numbers. Just a shot in the dark, but I'd guess the carb body part numbers will be the same but the jets may be different.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:23 PM
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Hey Joe

I guess i need to brush up on hard scaping. never done it. Thanks for the advise though.
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