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I have a puller and I am trying to pull the balancer off my kawi and it won't come off. The puller says that it will pull 4 tons and it is pulling so hard it is bending the metal that the arms are hooked to. I tried tapping on it, penetrating oil,2 differant pullers. I think it must be loctited on there because even rust couldn't hold up to the beating we've gave it.
The only thing left I haven't tried is heat. There are 2 problems with the heat technique even though I know it will work:
1. It might melt some thing inside
2. I don't have oxy/acetylene torches

WINTER 1978 Kawasaki Intruder 440 fan
SUMMER 1986 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4
 

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Does the puller you are using have hooks on it? The pullers we've had the most luck with are ones that use the bolt holes for where the recoil cup bolts to. The closer you are to the shaft when you connect to the flywheel the better. The shaft is a tapered shaft, that is why it is on their so tight.



 

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I got it off last night, it came off real easy with a torch. I just took a little strain on it with the puller then heated it up, as it was heating up it fell right off. Once we got a good look at it we found that somebody had put loctite on it. The first puller I tried was bolt-type and I just broke 2 bolts

WINTER 1978 Kawasaki Intruder 440 fan
SUMMER 1986 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4
 

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Nice job on an always tricky job.

Locktite..........duh.

Thanks for keeping us informed.

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I got it going last night. WOW it is fast. it works good from 40mph right on up but it is very hard to get it moving. It will rev up till the clutch starts to engage then it will barely move until after about 50 yards it will kick into gear and go just like a scared cat until I stop again, part of this is my carbs are still a bit dirty but could the clutch have something to do with it. My belt is like new.

WINTER 1978 Kawasaki Intruder 440 fan
SUMMER 1986 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4
 

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I took both carbs off and cleaned and set all the jets back to what they were, cleaned thefloat valve and all passageways. When I put them back on it worked a little better but it will quit after every 5-10 minutes and won't go until I pull it a bunch of times which is quite a pain when my recoil starter is broken and I have to rap a rope around the end of the clutch housing.

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Do you have the part of the manual on setting the carbs(mine are Mikuni VM32), That would be a huge help. Thanks

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Edited by - 440kawi on 02 Feb 2002 20:13:35
 

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when it dies pull the plugs then pull it over see if they spark. I had a sled that had a messed up kill switch and after a couple minutes when it got hot the sled would die and lose spark. Just a thought.
 

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Do your slides open simutaniously. and are your air screws set the same. somewhere around one turn out from all the way in.
 

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I unplugged the kill switch to rule it out, My slides open simutaniously, my air screws are at 1 1/8.
Thanks for all the help.
This thing is a mystery



WINTER 1978 Kawasaki Intruder 440 fan
SUMMER 1986 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4

Edited by - 440kawi on 03 Feb 2002 08:09:04
 
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