A little help from you Kawasaki guys

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Grant11, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. The Lawn Ranger CT.

    The Lawn Ranger CT. LawnSite Member
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    Good job on getting that jet out~
    I did the ole file the screw driver down, but still couldnt get mine out ( didnt want to bouch it up and schell out that cash)
    Those upper screws are fairly easy,..key is having the right fitting screw driver, they are not deep jets so the threads should be easy to back out,..but just shooting some carb cleaner and blow them out with a compresser should help and if you decide you need to take or want to take them out later, you dont have to take the carb off , just put a small paper towel in the carb opening so the screws do accidently pop in there~
    Also while you have the cowling off blow the fins of the heads clean ,..helps keep the engine cool, those clogged fins can rob the life outta the engine quick with over heating~ Keep up the good work~
     
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    Here's a few screwdrivers I modified to work on carbs...
    As always...Use a good tool when making a specialty tool..
    If you use a cheap screwdriver...it wont hold up..

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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those tools are garbage...dont waste your money...
     
  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Back in the day when I did some basic gunsmithing, I picked up the 44 piece set show in the link below and have added a few individual tips since then. The blades are cylindrically shaped and hollow ground(rather than tapered)--you can pick the tip that fits the slot as well as the bore.

    Needless to say, the small engine tech will not need the whole set--you can order the individual tips you want.

    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...a-tip-sets/magna-tip-super-sets--prod417.aspx

    One of the best investment in tools I've made over the years.
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Hey Dutch1 those are good tools. :waving:
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,707

    I like the Katoom in the background. One of the few remaining companies to make two strokers anymore.
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  8. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    The valves were pretty far out of spec. On the four vales: I had two at ten thousands and two at eight thousands. I think I found a lot of the problem with those valves. Both valve cover gaskets tore taking them off so I need to replace those as well. I'll pick those up when my main jet comes in at the shop in a couple days.
    Lawn Ranger- Yeah we definitely encountered the exact same problem here. I got all the jets out except for one of the top ones that is deep in there. I do need to clean it up she's looking dirty
    Piston Slapper- Exactly what I need to do to mine right there. Good post
    Patriot Services- Gotta love the smell of a two-stroke. Just rebuilt it from the ground up. I was out riding it in the snow today. Runs like a scared deer!
     

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