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sking3111

1998 Kawasaki 300 - Carb Trouble!! Maybe??

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I have a 1998 Kawasaki 300 2x4. new carb,spark plug. I got it to start by pull start at first.got it to idle but when I give it gas it revs high and will not go back down. After pulstarting it 20 something times, Now electric start is starting the engine. Can anyone Help me??

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Sounds like you have a problem with the throttle cable to the carb . If that cable sticks or is even remotely re routed wrong then that would make the cable too taunt and therefore take away some of its length. Try turning the handle bar too and fro to see if anything happens. If it does change anything then I will say try rerouting the cable.

Also just to be on the safe side check the new carburetors main needle that's the long one that goes down thru the center of the carburetor to make sure it is clipped in. The clip should be in the center notch it will appear to be a little loose when you hold it and move it side to side but it shouldn't be able to move up or down.

Also, check the rubber boot between the carburetor and the engine for possible cracks or broken flange. That would cause it to race also because now its running way too lean. Get that fixed immediately if it is. Too little gas and too much air will damage your engine.

hope this helps, good luck.

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