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Old 08-02-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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I have a kawasaki kz440 that starts up great and idles smoothly, but when I give it any throttle, it dies. I have taken the carbs apart a few times and cleaned them and they seem very clean, so I don't know if that is it. Can anyone give me some troubleshooting tips?
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Can anyone give me some troubleshooting tips?
Put a stock air filter on it.
Then use the choke and keep it ON a bit until it warms up thoroughly.
Seriously.

Beyond that, the idle mixture screws might need to be adjusted out a bit or you might need some good cleaner in the gas to finish that job (I like Berrymans' B12 Chemtool) but don't mess with either of those things until you have done the other things first.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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I bought a new air filter for it, and made sure to replace the foam lining around the box to create a good seal. When I start it with the choke on, it revs way up to like 6000 and won't come back down until i put the choke off again. That doesn't happen with my other bike which makes me think something may be wrong with the choke.
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