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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have my 1997 Kawasaki Prairie 400 4x4 for over 5 months. Today i went to ride and everything was going well until i noticed it loss power and speed, even it was hard to load it in my truck when before i didnt have any problem and it didnt want to go faster then around 15-20 mph. I removed the carb (2 months old) and i cleaned it but didnt work. Anything else i can check ? Btw i did a compression test and it came 140. Thanks you for your time!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 08:30 AM
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Check the battery charging voltage with engine running. You're going to want to see 13.3v to 14.5v. If more or less, either you have a defective regulator or some wiring issue (check the regulator wire connector!). Over or under charging system can (and will) cause a power loss.
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Check the battery charging voltage with engine running. You're going to want to see 13.3v to 14.5v. If more or less, either you have a defective regulator or some wiring issue (check the regulator wire connector!). Over or under charging system can (and will) cause a power loss.
First thanks for your kindly reply and for your time.
I tested the battery today, 14.0V with engine running at iddle and 12.6V without running. I remeber two weeks ago i removed the front fender to paint it and i clean the area with water and maybe some water damage the connetors or regulator.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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I replaced the regulator and sadly it didnt fix the issue. I did noticed more voltage to the battery now (14.20V) any other suggestion?
When i removed the plastics i noticed some cables not connected. I dont know if there were like that before. Anyone know what they are for? I cant attach pics they are blue and light brown the other ones are red with a strip and black.
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