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25hp kawasaki engine wires

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dennispanozzo, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. dennispanozzo

    dennispanozzo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I just put on a new Kawasaki 25hp engine on my Gravely ZT1640 mower. There are only 2 wires on the Kawasaki and I do not know what they are for. This engine was made for a John Deere mower and I can't find any info on it. Any ideas?
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    Pictures always man with these kind of questions.
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Good luck. I am a Kawasaki dealer and have no access to info on JD specs. Hope they didnt tell you there is a warranty on that engine.

    What would really help would be an engine model number to start with.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    The question I have is...... Why are you replacing a 16 hp Briggs on a 40" cut machine with a 25 hp twin ?
  5. dennispanozzo

    dennispanozzo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    This was a brand new crate motor. My 16hp locked up and bent a rod. A guy I know had this motor and I swapped for it. It bolted right up to my deck, the only mod I had to make was to bore out the main drive sheave from 1" to 1 1/8". Now I am just starting to wire it up. It's tough getting any specs on a deere. I live where they make deeres and have had no luck. This should be a great motor, plenty of power, I mow quite a bit. Aren't't all Kawasaki engines basically connected the same way. Charging, fuel ground ect.
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Normally the battery ground cable goes to one of the engine mounting bolts, Then you need power to the voltage regulator, Then switched power to the fuel cut-off solenoid on the carb., Then the one wire from the coils goes to the "m" (mag) post on the switch to shut it down.

    Then you have your starter wires and pos. cable with the harness feed wire.

    Just match the wires from the old engine component to the new engine component......
  7. 04cubcadet3235

    04cubcadet3235 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    You should be able to find out what the wires are, but good luck getting anything from john deere. Most likely you can go to the dealer and ask them, they will just tell you they will wire it for you for like $200, but that's how they work since they are the only ones who have access to anything.
  8. RickyDL77

    RickyDL77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    On the Kaw Engines it's usually a green wire for the carb, and black for the coil/kill wire. white wires for the stator. Or just take the engine cover off and trace them.

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