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Old 03-14-2013, 16:12   #1 (permalink)
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KAWASAKI VULCAN HARD START

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I have a Kawi Vulcan Classic 800 that ran great aside from frequent back firing. I figured with it getting up there in years and the crap they are putting in the fuel these days, it wouldn't be a bad idea to give her some attention. I tore her down, I cleaned the fuel tank, replaced old hoses, rebuilt the carb, replaced the air filter and replaced the broken spedo cable. Before I did all of this she started right up as if she was waiting for it. now I have to crank and crank for about 10 times longer that I did before. What the heck did I do? THANKS
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Choke adjustment? Is it getting fuel?
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Few ideas here with regard to the fuel tank etc.

Vulcan 800 cranks but won't start
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Okay, I checked the fuel tank vent, all good. I know she is getting fuel, I checked this before putting the breather back together. Not only that but I have tried goosing the throttle before cranking in order to insure there is some fuel in the carb. Could it maybe be the air/fuel mixture? I didn't mess with it when I rebuilt the carb but maybe with the nicer carb insides it needs some adjustment? When I say I didn't mess with it, what I mean is that when I replaced it I put it back in exactly the same as it come out.
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If it was the same mixture screw and it was put back in same position , wouldn't see what you have done would alter setting .Assuming when you did get it running the idle seemed as before you worked on it ? Seems strange , but could try altering mixture .
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Did you just clean the carb or was it rejetted ?
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Old 03-15-2013, 13:06   #7 (permalink)
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Replaced the jetts with oem. Idle was apropriate.
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