Best procedure for starting a flooded engine?
Let me start by once again expressing my appreciation to everyone who has taken their time to respond and offer advice and information. Last evening, I once again tried filling both carbs with carb cleaner (through the bottom drain holes) and tried starting the engine. After a couple of back fires, the engine started and immediately died. I was able to do this twice and that was it. I've had the engine run on one carb a few times in the 14 years I've owned the bike, so I'm wondering what is apparently affecting both carbs. I don't mind working on the carbs; I've done it too many times before. I just HATE taking them off and putting them back on. What do the Air Cut Valves (Kawasaki part number 43028-1053) do and is there any chance this could be my problem? I'm just trying to keep removing the carbs as a last resort. I don't suppose there is an easy to install fuel injection system available to replace the carbs. I'm tired of carbs...
Yes, it should.Opening each drain plug results in fuel flowing out. I assume that shows the petcock is working (?)