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post #1 of 13 Old 08-10-2011, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question Carb Drain Screw Problem

So, I thought I had some bad gas because of the way the KLR was acting after using some gas from a can. So, I decided to drain the carb and start over. I pulled the drain plug out and let it drain. When finished I put the screw back in but it wouldn't go all the way in. I tried many times and it still sticks out a little but and can even see some thread. I wasn't sure is this is normal or not?? I checked it and it's not leaking any gas.. I attached a picture (bad one because it was taken at night) to see what it looks like. I tried about everything and it's as tight as it will go. Thank you!

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-10-2011, 12:47 PM
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Nah, that ain't right. The screw that opens the drain hole in the bottom of the carb bowl only needs loosened until gas drains from the bowl and then re-tightened. It shouldn't need to be completely removed. Gonna have to find an exploded view of a carb to see how it all works so we can get it re-installed properly.
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Gonna have to find an exploded view of a carb to see how it all works so we can get it re-installed properly.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-10-2011, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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I found that out after I took the screw out. It was dark and light was low.. so, I will know for next time. But It sure doesn't screw in any deeper.. no matter how many ways I try it.
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Here is a better picture of the screw as far as I can get it. It's not leaking so far and seems to run fine...

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It is fine. It does stick out a little, not an issue.
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Yeah, I agree with slo. I went home yesterday and checked mine out. It protrudes like your picture. Sorry 'bout that.
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Has anyone stripped the carb drain bowl screw 92009 (on my A14). If so did you replacewith another Kawi part or a substitute?

It is tapered at the end so I cannot sub another off the shelf M6x1.0 screw. It had never been turned before in it's 16 year life until it stripped today.
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Has anyone stripped the carb drain bowl screw 92009 (on my A14). If so did you replacewith another Kawi part or a substitute?

It is tapered at the end so I cannot sub another off the shelf M6x1.0 screw. It had never been turned before in it's 16 year life until it stripped today.
Complete part # 92009-1095 msrp of $10.32.

Did you strip the Head or the Threads? Hopefully just the head. People severely over tighten things with tapers! Like the Front brake master cylinder cap screws, just 'lightly snug' guys.
Maybe you can use screw driver to tighten and plier to loosen.

Sorry, but I don't know which Honda,Suzuki,Yamaha,Arctic Cat, etc part might inter-change. If one has a metal lathe, one might cut a taper on a generic bolt/screw. pita!

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Recently bought a genuine Kawasaki float bowl drain screw; these used to have screwdriver-type heads (can't remember whether flat-blade or cross ("Phillips")), but the new ones are 3 mm (I think) Allen headed (hex socket).

I think a new OEM screw, with its tapered tip, remains the proper replacement if you want to do the job right.
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