13 Kawasaki 250F issue

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6/10/2021 12:00 PM

Bike starts normal and within about 15 seconds of starting it will die. I can start it again but the same thing continues to happen over and over again. Bike has been sitting for multiple years.

Please help me get pointed in the right direction!

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6/10/2021 12:07 PM

If it dies but just stalling out. Replace the fuel injector, fuel hose, and fuel pump and filter. If the bike sat for years, it most defintely has stuff sitting in the lines

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Gone:
2006 CRF230F
2008 KTM 200 XC
2017 KTM 250 SX
2019 CRF250R
Current: 2021 YZ250F

6/10/2021 1:35 PM

Leeham wrote:

If it dies but just stalling out. Replace the fuel injector, fuel hose, and fuel pump and filter. If the bike sat for years, ...more

X2 plus check all vent lines a critters love to build nest in them whick causes a reduced air flow and this causes reduced fuel flow.

Paw Paw

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6/10/2021 3:33 PM

Leeham and paw paw, thank you ! I will start there and report back!

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6/10/2021 3:42 PM

Probably fuel related as already stated but for what its worth I had the same bike a few years back and turns out the crank had started to fail and starved the top end of oil wearing the cam journals and would do this exact thing. After looking at the fuel system maybe pull the head and cams and have a quick look just in case

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6/11/2021 10:34 AM

The bike has very little time on it so I fairly certain that the crank is ok but I will keep that in mind. Hoping to tear into it over the weekend. Thanks all!

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6/12/2021 11:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2021 12:19 PM

Got fuel pump out and this is what pump filter looks like. Can I get by cleaning filter or buying one of them all balls fuel pump rebuild kits?

Also, I should have clarified that to me it did not sound like a fuel starvation issue in that it was a very fast shut off. Like it starts, runs for 10-15 seconds and instantly dies. This bike has less than 20 hours on it from new.


Photo

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6/12/2021 9:03 PM

Just rebuilt a pump from bike sitting for a long time-Allballs kit

Go with new injector or hope you can clear yours out

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6/12/2021 9:24 PM

Im almost 99% positive once you have replaced/cleaned your fuel system your bike will run fine. The filter though is not really something you can clean out. Must replace

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Gone:
2006 CRF230F
2008 KTM 200 XC
2017 KTM 250 SX
2019 CRF250R
Current: 2021 YZ250F

6/14/2021 8:26 AM

As Paw Paw said, check vent(s). If your fuel cap/vent hose is plugged, it will run for a bit...until it doesn’t. The fuel leaving the tank needs air to replace it.

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6/18/2021 6:31 PM

New fuel pump is in and found a video for cleaning injectors. Wish me luck.

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