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JAK1985

2009 Kawasaki Prairie 360 - Rev Problem

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I have a 09 prairie 360 it's like brand new I only use it for work around the house and plowing. I drain the carb after every time I ride it, it's not a carb issue. When I go full throttle it feels like a rev limiter is kicking in, just like when I go in reverse without the override. I asked the dealer and they told me it to do a belt reset and check the belt. I did the belt reset and the belt is fine. At one point it went away for a couple of months and then it came back. The dealer said it might some kind of a sensor for the belt. Any ideas

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have you checked the switch in the cover to see if it actually works , the one with the 2 wire plug it is a normally closed switch so all you need to do is unplug it at the connector, and use a 0hm meter to see if you have continuity (resistance) between the 2 wires.

a video from youtube about resetting the belt ...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmOYPv5KXo]KAWASAKI 360 PRAIRIE BELT RESET - YouTube[/ame]

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I have not done that yet. So if I have continuity between the two leads the switch is good, and if I don't have continuity is the switch bad? Do you check it with the key on or off? Thanks

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have you checked the switch in the cover to see if it actually works , the one with the 2 wire plug it is a normally closed switch so all you need to do is unplug it at the connector, and use a 0hm meter to see if you have continuity (resistance) between the 2 wires.

a video from youtube about resetting the belt ...

I have not done that yet. So if I have continuity between the two leads the switch is good, and if I don't have continuity is the switch bad? Do you check it with the key on or off? Thanks

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Maybe this will help if it does please let me know. I had a customer bring me 7 KAWI 360s. 5 of them had the spring in the top of the carb broken. some showed sytpoms as you describe and some did not. I would not advise removing the top of your carb. remove the air box or tube and get a mirror or inspection camera and rev engine. See if vaccum piston is moving up and down. If its not then remove the top and inspect the rubber part of the vaccum piston for holes in it. you may find the spring in several pieces. Spring is made of wire small wire gauge if you ask me. I dont think draining a carb is a good idea for storage. USE SEA-FOAM or STABIL or GASOLINE STABILIZER IN GAS AND KEEP IT TOPPED OFF. You wud not empty a milk jug, leave it out for a few days, put milk back in it and drink it wud you? Gas thats in carb after draining is spoiling faster than it wud if you did not do anything. IMOP

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Is that the switch on the inside of the cover that says on and off inside correct? Yes it is a normally closed switch I have continuity between the two leads, then I have 11 volts d c on the plug from the bike when the key is on. The dealer said it is a sensor that is telling the quad that the belt is worn or no good, and it is cutting the quad out. Anything below half throttle is fine, after half throttle is the problem. The dealer said it is one of two sensors but they also said its crazy to change both of them because they are very expensive. I have a video of what it's doing but I am new to these forums and don't know how to post it, if someone can walk me through posting it I would appreciate it or I can email it to you.

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when you want to post a picture or video from your phone or computer, below this chat box, click "go advanced" and when the screen refreshes, type your message and click the paperclip icon to attach photos or videos ...

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I did that and when I try to upload it it says invalid file. I made the video with my ipad I don't know if it matters?

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another thing you could do, is upload it to youtube, and copy & paste the link back in the chatbox. i have had to do that befor because the video was too large for the forum ...

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I don't know it's not letting me upload it to youtube either. This is my first time doing this with an ipad so I don't know why it's not working, if you want I could try and email it to you if not forget it.

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I cant believe they replies stopped after the video???

My bike is doing the exact same thing. Im about to buy a new carb. But sure would love to know if and how you fixed it.

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Nope I never fixed it. I tried the belt reset and it did nothing. I really don't think it's the carb, I think it's electrical.

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Im at my wits end with this quad. Ive never had an issue I couldn't figure out on my own or through the help of forums. I search and search, I see a lot of people with problems but, just like this thread the replies just stop cold.

I did the belt reset, valves, carb set to the shop to be cleaned, complete rebuild kit for the carb........

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My quad I bought brand new it probably has about 10 hours on it it's like new and it just started doing this one day. I did the same thing brought it to the dealer they cleaned the carb did not work they wanted to check the valves but I wouldn't let them, I know it's nothing to do with the motor or the carb. If I were you I would hold out on the new carb, they are very expensive. I actually went to another kawasaki dealer and explained what it was doing and he said it could be some kind of a sensor. But I haven't tried it, just tired of wasting my money and nothing working. But if you figure anything out please let me know.

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Same here, tired of wasting money. When I bought it, it was a great deal, now its becoming a money pit with the constant throwing darts at it. I will post it on every forum I can find if I ever figure it out.

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SO YOUR AKWI HAVE THE "WAA WAA WAA WAAAAS".? Its like the rev limiter is kicking or your going in reverse too fast? try a couple things. 1st when it does this turn the headlight on, any change? take the gas cap off any change?, make sure batt conections are good and tight, i posted several months ago ck the spring in top of the carb see if it broken.

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Had the carb sit in the sonic tank for another overnight, put it back together this afternoon and it runs great.

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On 6/4/2014 at 10:16 PM, EMK1039 said:

Im at my wits end with this quad. Ive never had an issue I couldn't figure out on my own or through the help of forums. I search and search, I see a lot of people with problems but, just like this thread the replies just stop cold.

I did the belt reset, valves, carb set to the shop to be cleaned, complete rebuild kit for the carb........

I'm having a similar nightmare

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Hi, im new here and im haveing the same problem with my 2005 kvf 700 .wont rev out.act like the rev limiter.tryed new fuel pump, had carbs cleaned did belt reset.new belt.checked belt switch inside cover.im in the process of trying another coil and maybe speed sensor.if anyone could reply if they had this problem and have fixed it.process of elimination is getting expensive.thanks

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On 7/24/2018 at 4:15 PM, Quad Bug said:

I'm having a similar nightmare

This topic is from 2014, please start a new topic on your issue in the Kawasaki ATV forum

1 hour ago, Foamy said:

Hi, im new here and im haveing the same problem with my 2005 kvf 700 .wont rev out.act like the rev limiter.tryed new fuel pump, had carbs cleaned did belt reset.new belt.checked belt switch inside cover.im in the process of trying another coil and maybe speed sensor.if anyone could reply if they had this problem and have fixed it.process of elimination is getting expensive.thanks

This topic is from 2014, please start a new topic on your issue in the Kawasaki ATV forum

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