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  1. theDogger

    Need Help Identifying Some Parts

    ?? GEAR-SPUR,BALANCER DRIVEN 33T59051-0071 https://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/kawasaki/2013/kx450f/crankshaft https://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/kawasaki/2013/kx450f/water-pump https://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/kawasaki/2013/kx450f/engine-cover(s)
  2. RESOLVED - vehicle down sensor not mounted in correct orientation The 2- marks on opposing side showing UPPPER with the arrow were actually at the 12 and 6 position. Reviewed the service manual and mounted the bracket correctly and this moved the sensor back above the CDI and now the 2-UPPER marks are at 3 and 9 with the arrow pointing to 12 o'clock in stead of 9 o'clock. Damn!!!! This was painful!! A side from me being an idiot and not catching this earlier. Just a learning curve with a new brand for me. Now I can move onto more important things like finishing getting the bike setup for me and getting the engine where I like it.
  3. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    FIXED and Resolved Got the bike back together and it was the Vehicle Down Sensor being mounted in the wrong orientation This was painful, this is my first Kawi and also first EFI bike. Have been on CRF before this. What a learning experience. Got the bike back together and it was the Vichel Down Sensor being mounted in the wrong orientation This was painful, this is my first Kawi and also first EFI bike. Have been CRF before this. What a learning experience. Now I can move on and start modifying the bike to my liking
  4. UPDATED with poss Resolution? ++++++++++++++++++ What has been done: ------------------------------ - New Fuel pump Filter (Quantum) - Cleaned Injector - TPS Measured: .52v - TPS Adjusted: .60v So now rolling the throttle on the range is 0.60v ~ 3.68v - Test with all 3 couplers - Adjusted Valves to spec. ( we on the loose side) - TwinAir Tank filter - fresh Gas93 Chevron, Damn!!!!Still at square one. - Bike fires cold or warm without issue. - Idols strong for a minute then the issue starts again. - At idol anything from 0 to 1/4 throttle blubbers but once past 1/4 throttle everything is fine I take it out on the street and start to roll the throttle on and its fine then it acts like it is starving for fuel and about dies and then it hits and starts to pull hard. As I come to a stop the idol starts to hunt and then dies. Starts right back up and idol good for about 30 sec and then starts to hunt and then dies. *******Well I think that I have found the problem. I have to wait and test though as I am waiting for a Pro Circuit Backfire Screen Eliminator Kit. So what I found was that when I put the harness back and mounted everything that the vehicle down sensor bracket was mounted incorrectly. (Backwards) Instead of facing out to the left side of the bike was mounted facing to the right side The 2- marks on opposing side showing UPPPER with the arrow were actually at the 12 and 6 position. Reviewed the service manual and mounted the bracket correctly and this moved the sensor back above the CDI and now the 2-UPPER marks are at 3 and 9 with the arrow pointing to 12 o'clock in stead of 9 o'clock. Could this have been the issue? Make sense.....
  5. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    UPDATED with poss Resolution? ++++++++++++++++++ What has been done: ------------------------------ - New Fuel pump Filter (Quantum) - Cleaned Injector - TPS Measured: .52v - TPS Adjusted: .60v So now rolling the throttle on the range is 0.60v ~ 3.68v - Test with all 3 couplers - Adjusted Valves to spec. ( we on the loose side) - TwinAir Tank filter - fresh Gas93 Chevron, Damn!!!!Still at square one. - Bike fires cold or warm without issue. - Idols strong for a minute then the issue starts again. - At idol anything from 0 to 1/4 throttle blubbers but once past 1/4 throttle everything is fine I take it out on the street and start to roll the throttle on and its fine then it acts like it is starving for fuel and about dies and then it hits and starts to pull hard. As I come to a stop the idol starts to hunt and then dies. Starts right back up and idol good for about 30 sec and then starts to hunt and then dies. *******Well I think that I have found the problem. I have to wait and test though as I am waiting for a Pro Circuit Backfire Screen Eliminator Kit. So what I found was that when I put the harness back and mounted everything that the vehicle down sensor bracket was mounted incorrectly. (Backwards) Instead of facing out to the left side of the bike was mounted facing to the right side The 2- marks on opposing side showing UPPPER with the arrow were actually at the 12 and 6 position. Reviewed the service manual and mounted the bracket correctly and this moved the sensor back above the CDI and now the 2-UPPER marks are at 3 and 9 with the arrow pointing to 12 o'clock in stead of 9 o'clock. Could this have been the issue? Make sense.....
  6. theDogger

    2014 KX450f valve shim specs?

    From the Service Manual: Valve Clearance Standard:(OEM) Exhaust: 0.17 ∼ 0.22 mm (0.0067 ∼ 0.0087 in.) Intake: 0.10 ∼ 0.15 mm (0.0039 ∼ 0.0059 in.) Select a new shim thickness calculation as follows. a + b – c = d [a] Present Shim Thickness Measured Valve Clearance [c] Specified Valve Clearance (Mean Value) Exhaust 0.195 mm Intake 0.125 mm [d] Replace Shim Thickness Example (Intake): 2.60 + 0.31 – 0.125 = 2.785 mm Exchange the shims for the 2.800 size shim ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My Specs: should put it right in the middle Standard:(OEM) Exhaust = .195 2.40 / .279 - .195 = 2.484 (Rounded up 2.50 shim thickness) Exhaust: 0.17 ∼ 0.22 mm (0.0067 ∼ 0.0087 in.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Intake = .125 Intake: 0.10 ∼ 0.15 mm (0.0039 ∼ 0.0059 in.) 2.35 / .203 - .125 = 2.428 (Rounded up 2.45 shim thickness) thoughts?
  7. theDogger

    2014 PSF settings for woods

    Do you want to re-valve it? Thats what you really need to do...let me know I can help out! -theDogger
  8. theDogger

    2014 KX450f valve shim specs?

    So I am new to the Green machines (former Red Rider) and have a few questions about the valve clearances? My CRF I use to shim a little on the tight side from OEM. Are there any rule of thumbs on the Kawasaki's? I bought a used 2014 KX450f with a little less than 20 hrs on the clock and doing basic maintenance and found the valves out of spec. Here's the number and does the suggested shim look right?
  9. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    ell did the self diag test and there are no codes? FI light just blinks steady So radically adjusted the idle and now it idles and is not bogging....I honestly would not think that a idle adjustment would make all the difference? Also it is me getting use to a Fuel Injected Bike and working on a different brand Took it for a test run on the street and getting some popping in decel and still have a hesitation when rolling the throttle on. Almost like to get starved for fuel for a sec then hits? Then when coming to a stop the idle races up and drops quickly and bike dies? So no fault code but still have an issue at 1/4 throttle and idle now
  10. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    I thought that the light blinks represent codes. On my friends KX250f when he shuts it down the light comes on and then fades out. This is what I experienced before this issue. Now I get a series of flashes 4 short 1 long? I am just going to bite the bullet and bent over an take it to the dealer😰
  11. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    Took these video's after changing the spark plug out. Hope it helps On the Launch Control when the bike dies are these the diag blinks? Is that 4 short and 1 long? Does it mean anything at all? YT Video#1 YT Video#2
  12. Took these video after changing the spark plug out. Hope it helps On the Launch Control when the bike dies are these the diag blinks? Is that 4 short and 1 long? Does it mean anything at all? YT Video#1 YT Video#2
  13. theDogger

    2014 KX450f bog and hesitation at 1/4 throttle

    How is the TPS set? I looked at the service manual and did not see anything referring to this? I could have over looked it.
  14. Thanks for chiming in....I do have a full service manual and was looking at the TPS as a poss issue, as this bike being new to me and not yet knowing all the ins and outs of the 2014 issue that have been seen. Planned on buying a new Spark plug today and swapping that to rule that out I planned on testing the TPS and will update with results. In regards tot he FP filter. I saw that in the manual and it states that it cant be replaced? So I am assuming that it would warrant dropping the fuel pump and inspecting it. In regards to the TPS and testing. I have a analog multi-meter, do I need the test harness or can I just plug in behind the connector to test? What other information would be helpful?
  15. Bought a used 2014 KX450f in great shape, was vet owned with less than 20hrs on it. Full disclaimer this is my first DFI bike (if this was a carb bike we would not be talking) and I am lost in troubleshooting this issue and hope to get some others to help lead me down many rabbit holes Symptoms: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1- Bike starts cold or hot with out issue 2- Idles for about 10 secs and then starts to hesitate/blubbers and then dies 3- Starts right back up and repeats steps 1-2 4- If I can keep it running and start to ride everything seems fine but slowing down and having to start from low idle it blubbers and pops and I have to work the clutch and get the RPM's up to keep it running 5- this all seems to happen at 1/4" or less 6- Slowly rolling the throttle on up to 1/4 throttle is where it seems to be happening. Past a 1/4" throttle it is fine. Let the idle drop down and it hesitates/blubbers and dies 7- If I can keep it running after it hesitates/blubbers it will hit hard and will be fine if I stay on the throttle ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Running Chevron 93 gas - New Plug and gap set - Air Filter is clean and fresh - No engine mods - PC Ti-6 Full exhaust - Black Coupler (I have tried swapping out for the other two and same issue)
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