Hi everyone, so i bought a leftover from the dealer, it has 120 miles on it, and the main problem i'm having is it runs terrible, very bad idle, i have to keep it at 2000 rpms to keep it running, then every time i drive when i let off the gas, you can hear these "pops" from the exhaust, like its backfiring . i called the service dept, and they told me to drill out the caps and turn the screw 1/2 turn out. does anyone have an idea of what cap covers the idle mixture screw . and any other tips and tricks that would improve performance, i did buy a uni filter for it.
Thanks for any help
How many miles were on your bike before you left the 'Dealership'?
Didn't any dealer employee take it for a 3 - 5 mile ride before you took it home?
Did you not get to ride it at all before signing the final dotted line?
Did you carry it home or ride it home?
Did the sales person not go thru a pre-delivery check list with you, which you are supposed to sign and get the yellow copy of? (This should be after you completed all the other paper work, near end of transaction.) Showing you how to check engine oil, what your tire pressures should be, which way the fuel valve handle points, why the air filter needs to be oiled after cleaning, what your engine break-in procedure should entail, what your break-in maintenance should entail, etc...
Take it back to the selling dealer and politely tell them it does not run properly. If they hem and haw about it, open the owners Handbook to the last page and dial the Kawasaki Consumer Services phone number in the back of the book!
They failed to drain the fuel from the carburetor a few months back and the pilot jet is most likely restricted, too much to flush clean with fresh gasoline. It's gonna' need manual labor.