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Old 01-12-2005, 08:22 AM   #1
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What are the symptoms of valves which need adjusting? How often should I be adjusting them?
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Hardstarting, lack of throttle response, are 2 common symptoms. I think KAW. recommends every 100hrs., they do on my P-700.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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Valve clearance when cold

Exaust : 0.20~0.25 mm (0.0079~0.0098 in)
Intake : 0.10~0.15 mm (0.0039~0.0059 in)

its also under your seat
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Mine seems to start fine since my last adjustment but stalls frequently. It seems like I have less power also, but that could be the snow.
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when in doubt; readjust 'em. A burnt valve, from a too tight adjustment will cost many $$$$$ to fix.
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Hey I got a kawasakie 1995 bayou 250 quad dose anyone know the valve clearance please!!!!
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Just got this thing. No power what so ever could some one send me pics of there battery compartment and over by the left rear wheel. Please. I'm trying to see what's missing.
Also. Pull started it, and I got air pressure pushing out of the intake. And fire. Buddy of mine said valves seem stuck. Does that sound right. Anything else it could be.
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they make a cheap feeler gauge that has a .006 and a .008 on either end just for this. kawis are known for this. they tend to get tighter oddly enough.
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I got hoe to check the clearance. Thanks. But any thoughts on the electrical issue I'm having.
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Quote: Originally Posted by charlesarthur1987 View Post
Just got this thing. No power what so ever could some one send me pics of there battery compartment and over by the left rear wheel. Please. I'm trying to see what's missing.
Also. Pull started it, and I got air pressure pushing out of the intake. And fire. Buddy of mine said valves seem stuck. Does that sound right. Anything else it could be.
Wow, this is a random post!
You need to start a new thread.
What ATV is it? Answer in your new thread.
Sounds like you need a good mechanic.
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