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Kawasaki Bayou Ignition issue

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Hello, I think I have the same problem JamesD wrote about.

Quad starts, runs then just dies, not a fuel issue. not coil, etc. Believe it to be the Cdi box(Ignitor part no. 21119)

This problem began as an occasional fault and grew till if you put the quad in gear it dies.

Any input?

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What year is it, and is it a 220, 300? Semi-auto shift or manual?

* Added manufacturer to thread title, missing year.

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If there is a gear position sensor or neutral safetey switch of any kind, that could be your issue. I would not suspect the CDI if it only dies when you put it in gear. Will it show any signs of a problem when it is in neutral? Just because it is always a good idea to stay on top of your valve adjustment, I would check the valve lash too.

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