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post #1 of 4 Old 10-18-2011, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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1987 kawasaki mojave

i have a 1987 kawasaki mojave and it runs great for about 10 min then starts cutting out at high rpms then after a few seconds of that its hard even keep it running doesn't want to stay running idles rough anyone have any ideas first quad i have ever owned not sure what to try thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-18-2011, 09:38 AM
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Fuel delivery problem.

Check your carbs. Tear them down and clean them up (if you know what you're doing, you can take them completely down, removing all plastic and rubber seals and washers and gaskets and dip them in a carb cleaner can that you can buy at any auto store for like 20-30 bucks).

Sounds to me like a float/float needle issue....

I have a cousin with an old moped with a cork float in it...a 78 Puch 2 speed MK2...little tiny pieces come off the float from time to time and plug the main/pilot jets which required teardown every 100 miles or so....we found a replacement for the cork...........solved the problem. His moped did exactly this when that would happen. Run great then suddenly start stumbling and then eventually was a bitch to start....

I laughed when I finally figured it out. It would run after sitting cause the cork chunks would dissolve or fall out of the jet and then would get sucked back up in again starting it all over........

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thank u i thought it had something to with the carb but i have never messed with anything like this before more of a four wheel drive truck person had trucks do similar thing i appreciate the advice
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Also check the ignition coil to make sure its not losing spark when it gets hot. Coils will work when cold at times then get weak when hot.
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