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Kawasaki Lakota 300 Wont Start

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My lakota has a new carb and just had a top end redone by a professional, but it will not start. The electric start turns it over great, there seems to be compression. It seems like its trying to start, getting right there and just doesnt catch. It does start occasionally, but wont run for more than a couple of minutes and smells rich. Im assuming the carb needs to be tuned, but im just wondering if anyone else has any ideas before i get a chance to work on it.

 

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If the carburetor is clean and no junk got in there from either a dirty tank or whatever then it may just need an adjustment on the air fuel screw.  If you can reach the screw turn it all the way in until snug (do not over tighten) and turn it 1-3/4 turns back out. Start the bike up and see how it runs.  You will need to adjust out a little more would be my guess and the bike will start to rev up. Continue to turn until the reving starts to die off and go back a hair and you should be good. Adjust the idle after that and you should be good to go. 

This should all be done with the air box on including the cover as if the bike were ready to ride. 

Now that’s if it’s juts an adjustment issue. 

You may have to move the E clip on the main jet up a notch if someone moved it. 

 

If the top end was rebuilt, was it a bore out bigger piston ? Reason I’m asking is then you would most likely have to rejet the carburetor for larger jets  due to the larger piston/cc size. 

If the top end was done by a pro then the timing should be good  to go.

lastly is out a brand new spark plug in so your not making changes/adjustments with a  dirty plug  

 

 

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Thank you very much for the answer I will try to see if I can get it running today.

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