Figured it was time to start my own thread and not mooch info off someone else's (http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/fo...ead.php?t=7856)
The boyfriend and I took to cleaning those carbs ourselves last night. We didn't remove them, just used some carb cleaner on them and the jets, waited a half-hour, put everything back together and tried to start the bike. Note the word tried.
I don't know what went wrong. Now let me preface this by saying this bike was a piece of cake to start before this work. Never even had to choke it first thing in the morning. The bike got a new battery and new spark plugs on Saturday, just five days ago. Okie, so we tried to start the bike and it sounded like it was really close to starting up, but never did. Had a series of backfires and flames coming out of the pipe, figured we were just burning off the cleaner.
We waited a bit and tried again, this time with the choke full on . . . one big backfire and nothing . . . .
We thought maybe it was flooded so we waited till this morning and tried again. Once with no choke, once with, and NADA. One backfire with the choke on and that's it.
Anybody have any suggestions on what we've done to my baby??? No shop around here can even take a look at it until the middle of next week. Plus I'm sure loading the 430lb beast is gonna be fun when it doesn't run.