KLR650 carburetor - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 Old 01-11-2015, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Neutral
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3
KLR650 carburetor

Hey everyone, is maintenance difficult on the carburetor of this bike?
BigBen30 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 Old 01-11-2015, 04:00 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 67
No. Not at all.
ThumperBob is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 01-11-2015, 06:37 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,519
Garage
There's this wingnut out on YouTube who thinks he's the next George Lucas.

He's not, but the videos of the CVK disassembly and reassembly aren't too bad, according to some people.


Tom

Tom [email protected]

“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte


Sting like a butterfly.
Tom Schmitz is offline  
 
post #4 of 25 Old 01-11-2015, 07:24 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,269
Google, "Care And Feeding of the CVK40" for some words to complement the truly excellent videos.
Damocles is offline  
post #5 of 25 Old 01-14-2015, 01:39 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW Iowa
Posts: 51
Be very careful with the plastic connector for the enrichener cable. Very easy to break
jmrehn is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 01-15-2015, 08:18 AM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 387
My two cents

The carb is easy to work on once it's in your hands.

Getting it off the bike is a little hard.

Trying to work on it while it's on the bike is hard.
twinjet is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 01-15-2015, 05:11 PM
1st Gear
 
bsklr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 94
Where can I get a good rebuild kit for the CVK40?
bsklr is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 01-15-2015, 06:46 PM
4th Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,481
A trick which can help in reinstalling carbs which have rubber connectors is to grease a pair of thin (1/16" to 1/8" Lexan) sheets and place one across the air box boot and the other across the cylinder head boot. The carb can be pushed into position between the two Lexan pieces, then withdraw each Lexan.

What pieces do you need for the carb? Rebuild "kits" are seldom the way we source carb parts, FWIW. Typically they only need a clean, an bowl gasket after some years. Needle valves take a long time to wear out. I find that idle pilot jets and emulsion tubes are sometimes too badly corroded if the carb has had a lot of water exposure but main emulsion tubes can usually just be cleaned with jet drills.
Normk is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 01-15-2015, 07:09 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsklr View Post
Where can I get a good rebuild kit for the CVK40?
NOT from Kawasaki!

Carb parts are cataloged and sold individually by Kawasaki.

As NormK infers, inspect the carb and order what you need. In 99 % of the cases, I imagine all a carb needs is disassembly, cleaning (as in, a soak in industrial-strength carb cleaner), and adjustment/proper assembly.

YMMV!
Damocles is offline  
post #10 of 25 Old 01-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,519
Garage
Look to Harley Davidson suppliers.

There are rebuild kits available for the CV40 that was used on the Harley Davidsons. One complete kit has new floats and inlet valve, plus gaskets and jets. The jets would be useless, but you can re-use what you have. They don't wear out :^)

Please note that the CV40 has some differences from the CVK40 - primarily it is a pumper carb and recently we also found out that the needle jet is a different diameter.

Here's one link so you can see what sort of stuff is available. I chose this one above simply because it included the floats.

But, what Norm and Damocles said...

Tom

Tom [email protected]

“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte


Sting like a butterfly.
Tom Schmitz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1990 KLR650 carburetor cwilliams7157 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 4 03-24-2013 07:16 AM
Carburetor Solved biglar 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 3 11-22-2012 06:58 PM
Carburetor cant find?????? Dooley 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 1 07-14-2009 09:01 AM
Carburetor question 1984KLR 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 3 08-11-2007 06:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome