2005 Kawasaki brute force 750 problems

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Tim, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I bought a new 2005 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4X4i and it has been
    trouble ever since I got it. It misses at low speed (8-15) Km/hr,
    exhaust pipes get red hot back to muffler and won't idle when pipes
    get that hot. Wondering if anybody has similar problems with this
    Tim, Sep 25, 2004
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    harry Guest

    I don't remember a Brute Force Kawi so I can assume it is a first run
    model year and is under warranty. Sounds very lean
    harry, Sep 25, 2004
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    And Kawasaki America will tell you their official policy is to just keep
    fixing it until it's fixed. No replacements, unless your state has a Lemon
    Law, it applies to the vehicle you bought, and a ruling is made in your
    Perhaps they just think their stuff is so good it should only require
    minor stuff.
    Charlie Gary, Oct 12, 2004
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    Ray Curry Guest

    You can thank Uncle Sam and Harley from the Reagen era. Kawasaki has the
    plant in the US and the government panned them for importing the
    engines. So I'll bete now Kawi has to count every engine they bring in
    and replacements would count against what could be built in the US.
    That's probably why Muzzy's crate ZX12 motors say "For kit car use" and
    not for road bike use. Make sure that the shop takes everything apart
    include the rods, piston pins, clutch, bearings. My ZX10 in 89 had sand
    in the oil passage ways and I was finding scored bearings after 3
    rebuilds. That rebuild policy only cares about getting you passed
    Ray Curry, Oct 15, 2004
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    Mikey Guest

    I bought a Brute force in October. the 2nd time i rode it, i stalled
    hitting speeds up to 50mph. once it stalled it would take me a 10-15
    minutes to get it on again. told the dealership and they kept blowing
    me off with having bad gas or something. the following time i rode it,
    Every so often the atv would just stall as if their isnt any gas left
    at any speed, prior to this happening when i would push the throttle it
    would just pop as if their was no gas, so i would just let it idle..
    after a few minutes it would stall. once it stalled it would take me
    about 10-15min to get it started again. I brought it to the dealership
    and they thought i had a weak battery, bad gas, fouled spark plugs, so
    they replaced all this. When i picked it up. IT WOULDNT START. right
    in front of them. So they finally believe that it is a much more
    complicated problem. the dealer said they were calling kawasaki but
    havent called me yet.
    the wierd part is what i did each time to get it started. Took the
    seat off, gas cap off, and air filter cap. then cranked it over a few
    times and it started......SO IF ANYONE COULD GIVE ME INFO I WOULD
    Mikey, Feb 1, 2005
  6. Also when you pull the fuel cap off is there a "WHOOSH"
    of air rushing into the fuel tank? If so then check the fuel
    cap and see if it is vented. If not there should be a fuel
    tank vent line...make sure it is neither kinked NOR plugged.
    Also if it has a check valve in the vent line that could be
    installed backwards, thus cutting off the flow of air to the
    tank. I've seen this happen on my GL1000 when the fuel cap
    vent isn't working as well as it should.
    Keith Schiffner, Feb 1, 2005
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    Mikey Guest

    Yes, each time i remove the fuel cap their is a rush of air
    escaping....I'll bring your points to the dealer..
    Mikey, Feb 3, 2005
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    Sounds like the fuel tank isn't venting properly.
    Keith Schiffner, Feb 3, 2005
  9. Every thing you discribe sounds like vacume in the tank.
    This is a clasic problem with Honda VTR1000F. With full tank the air went
    doesn't work and the the engine stalls. With that little air there is not
    even a woosh, so don't expect it.

    Morten Becker-Eriksen, Feb 3, 2005
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    Mikey Guest

    My ATV again stalled on me 2 miles from headquarters....this was
    interesting...i could not start for an hour and a half. I had to get
    towed back....after trying to start it again....i still got
    nothing........then i put more gas in, and THEN IT STARTED.....i had
    two bars left of gas though when i stalled on me......I'm not too
    knowledgeable in mechanics,,,,what do u think the problem is???
    Mikey, Feb 22, 2005
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    Did you let some air into the tank when it first died?
    Charlie Gary, Feb 23, 2005
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    Mikey Guest

    well after trying to start it a few times i opened the gas tank......it
    happened to me again this weekend...so when i filled it up with
    gas.....the atv told me that i had nothing in the tank, meanwhile, i
    just filled it 15min ago....So something is wrong where it thinks
    theirs no gas or something..........
    Mikey, Mar 1, 2005
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    Is this thing still under warranty? If so, call 949-460-5688. This is the
    Kawasaki Customer Care hot line. They can work with you to get results, not
    bullshit excuses. Call them enough and they'll do damn near anything to fix
    your ride so they don't have to hear you bitch any more. Worked for me.



    2004 Concours
    Charlie Gary, Mar 1, 2005
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