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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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So ... I finally got the carb rebuilt, attached, and running. The bike is running deeper and better than ever before. Like, ever. However, I'm having a few small problems:

I'm having trouble idling the bike. I KNOW the carbs are clean as I just inspected every millimeter of them. Is this an air/fuel problem? How do I rectify it?

There is a small amount of smoke coming out of the right exhaust. Is this an air/fuel problem as well? I plan on calibrating the carbs in the next few days when I have spare time.

PS - I put iridiums and an MF batt in and she's starting right up for the first time, ever.

I don't even want to ride it until I know it's perfect. I still have to refill the coolant (as I drained it due to a leak in one of the pipes) and I know I'll kill the engine if I keep playing with it.

Input anyone?
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Just an update: The jets turned out to be almost totally clogged. I took the carbs out for a third time and blew them out with compressed out. It ran better than ever before but I had a gas leak, so I just said the hell with it and took it into the Kawasaki dealer. Let them sort it out.
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Where is the gas leak?
Is it out the overflow tube that goes to the right ear?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 03:55 PM
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I feel you vp. I didn't go quite to the lengths you did, but had similar issues - bike wouldn't idle, smoke came out of right pipe, etc. Tried the Seafoam bath, replaced some hoses, yadda yadda. Finally took it to the shop, and glad I did. Got it back last Friday, and it is running great.

Like ol' Kenny said : "You gotta' know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em!" Lol

Good luck man : )

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