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KVF300 Prairie service manual

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It appears that the Service Manual thread at top of forum is dead as all the links no longer work.  I'm actually looking for service manual for a 2000 KVF300 Prairie that I just picked up.  Does anybody have link to one that they can share, or know where I can find one?  Thanks in advance for any help.

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Well. What kind of help do you need?. Plenty of members are very knowledgeable and can help you if you need something.


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Ha, well nothing at the moment, I just like to have all info for my machines for when I do need it.  I just picked this quad up and want to familiarize myself with it.  I’m probably going to service it so I have a fresh starting point with it.

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Welp I spoke too soon.  Bike isn’t wanting to run right.  Gas started pouring out of fuel bowl so i assumed float must be stuck.  I took the tank off to get to carb and low and behold it has a damn aftermarket carb on it.  Ugh I’ll probably never be able to get it to run right again now.  I took it apart and cleaned it out real well.  I noticed the float didn’t have any spring to it, while holding the carb upside down the float would go all the way up and hit on the roof of carb chamber (not sure of exact terminology here).  I bent the float base so it has some spring to it and checked fuel/air mixture screw (2.5 turns).  I put it back together and it now will only idle and bogs down/ sputters and backfires under throttle, but atleast not dumping gas out bowl.  Should I try to track down an oem carb?  That’s about the extent of my carb knowledge unfortunately.

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Ok so now that you actually need help I can tell you that the aftermarket cheap carb will get you no place. It does just that, causes bogs and mis fires. 

Secondly the float should not have any spring action whatsoever.  

It works on gravity, when the bowl is low gravity kicks in and drops the bowl. When the bowl fills with gas the float raises up and closes the needle.  

Perfect position is the bowl is around  3/4 full and the float comes up and closes the needle.  

I would look for an oem carb on eBay, used should be ok and make sure it’s clean and adjusted correctly.  I think you will have to make a final adjustment on the air/fuel screw after the machine is up and running but that’s an easy task. 

Finding a used carburetor for under $150 is going to be the tough part.

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273964594046

 

Good luck.  

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It appears I got rid of the turd Kodiak and landed in another project Frank.  Yeah I’m watching one oem carb on ebay now.  Stupid aftermarket crap.  I’m not sure I fully understand how to adjust the float properly, that’s probably not helping.

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It’s all good. Plenty of people here to help you along without making you feel like a dummy as some of the other forums do.  

Ask as many questions as you want. You will gat all the info you need right here at Quadcrazy.

There is a post on rebuilding a carburetor. It includes all aspects including the float adjustment. Take a look and I’m sure it will clear things up for you.

 

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