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Dan B

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  • Location Surprise, AZ, United States

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    Own Joyner Renegade R2-1100cc
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    Golf, aviation but had to give both up due to age related vision issues. Not bad enough to quit driving and off-reading.

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  1. If you have the Kawasaki Mule with an 800cc gas engine, then even though Kawasaki is a Japanese brand, that engine is a Chery engine from China. Trouble is, most of my parts I have to eventually get from China. Few parts are available in the US. I've found some parts I needed for my ride on Amazon.com.. If you go there, be sure to check the sellers ratings. One seller for Kawasaki parts had a 69% favorable vs 31% unfavorale (I look for 95% or better favorable). You might find the starter you need for about $60.
  2. In my experience with repairs to my vehicles, dealerships and repair shops charge 2x-3x the retial price for parts that I can buy at NAPA's retail price. My AC compressor $995 from the dealership, $485 fromn NAPA. I don't buy lifetime warranty parts. They are exactly the same as the 90-day warranty parts, just painted a different color. You're paying about 50% higher price that their lifetime part and they're betting you won't need to replace it. I've never would have been able to collect on a warranty replacement on anything I've ever purchased.
  3. I'm only familiar with Pledge as being a furniture wax, not a cleaner. Yes, you can use it to clean the fine dust you'd find on furniture but not on plastic.. I would suggest you clean the window with soap and water, dry it with a soft cloth and if you wish apply pledge as a water repellant. It won't repel mud, dust, dirt and bugs (might keep them from sticking too well). Plastic scratches very easily, seems like it will scratch on its own.
  4. I just watched a YouTube video on your fuel gauge problem. Might or might not be of help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy6IQOE5UEA On your other problem with the engine not running when fuel is slightly low, make sure your fuel lines (supply and return) are not swapped on top of the fuel pump. I don't know if it is physically possible, but it's worth checking out.
  5. If a pickup tube in the gas tank were disconnected or maybe cracked, that could explain why the engine quits after the fuel level drops (to a point where the fuel pump is pumping air). The fuel pump draws fuel from the bottom of the tank. But that doesn't explain why the engine runs if you hold a little accelerator pedal. Is the fuel tank vent tube plugged somewhere between the fuel tank and the charcoal canister? Remove the fuel filler cap to see if a vacuum in the tank is causing a loss of fuel supply. Is the carburetor getting adequate fuel?
  6. The more I think about it, the more I like using a bolt to secure the module to the frame. Less rattling and moving of the module. With the environment that the machine would be in, electrically operated solenoids might bind when dirt and dust get inside the plunger. If you do go with an electric latch, I would go with a motorized version that operates a large hook on the frame that catches on a large pin on the module pin (similar to a car door latch). But these types of locks have plastic gears that might be troublesome. A cable operated latch could also work.
  7. With so many things that can cause the issue with your machine, let me toss one more into the mix to see if it sticks to the wall. A plugged or restricted cat converter can also cause similar issue. Can you disconnect the exhaust just in front of the cat converter and run the engine up to see if it may be plugged.
  8. The Joyner Trooper T2/T4 owner's manual says that 49.8 psi fuel pressure is normal for most applications. 50 psi is close enough.
  9. Travis' idea is excellent. I would like to offer a similar pin. It's a quick release pin that doesn't use a spring clip on the back side that migh be difficult to access. Similar to a ratchet handle, you push on the center button and it releases the spring tension on the ball at the other end for easy removal. However, the hole size must have a close tollerance. Amazon has various sizes that might fit your application. They're just over $30 each. As for installing and removing the various attachments, you migh consider a design similar to a slide in camper found on the back of pickup trucks. But you might want to reconsider bolting the modules to the frame from the top side of the floor especially for the passenger seat module if it is to be used. Consider bolting seat belts to the frame (required) and not just to the module.
  10. I don't think the firing order is a problem. If it were, the engine would run poorly at any RPM because it would be as a result of changing the plug wires on two of the cylinders. You'd lose 50% of the power. A 4-cyl engine fires every 180deg. If you swap two plug wires, then those two cylinders would fire either at the top of an exhaust stroke and/or bottom of the intake or power stroke depending upon which two cylinders were swapped. Backfiring through the intake could be one symptom. The standard firing order on most, but not all 4-cyl engines is 1-3-4-2. How is the Mass Air Flow Sensor? Is it clean. A bad MAF can cause drivability problems. It tells the computer how much air is going through the engine. If, at 3k RPM the MAF is saying less air is being moved than actual, the computer will not allow as much fuel as needed at that RPM. There is a cleaner for it. Just remembe while cleaning it, do not touch the really fine wire in the sensor. The only thing that should touch it is the cleaner - no rags, no Q-tip, no nothing else. Were you able to test drive it before you bought it? Did it run good then? If not, then I don't believe it ran good per the seller's statement.
  11. Seems like your issue is related to engine speed. Even though the fuel pressure is 50 psi, does it drop off when the engine gets to 3k? The fuel pump can pump 50 psi but that's no guarantee that it can pump the volume. As engine RPMs increase, more fuel is required. Could be a partially obstructed fuel filter. Other's on this forum have suggested a ton of other things to check - electrical grounds, battery terminals and other things too numerous to list.
  12. Things to look for: Check your fuel pump pressure. Should be a constant 50psi give or take a couple of psi's. The pressure regulator might be going bad. Ensure you have the full 12vdc to the fuel pump. Check the fuel pump relay, also. A loose wire or bad relay contact can cause intermitten fuel pump operation at higher RPMs (more vibration). Fuel demands at idle are much less than at higher RPMs. That's why it starts and idles fine.
  13. Sounds like you have a small scale operation. 50 gallons isn't much water especially if the prescribed burn gets too large.. A high volume pump might empty your 50 gal tank in a few minutes. If you want to call a 5 gpm pump high volume, your tank would empty in 10 minutes. I set up a similar rig to spray weed killer. I used a 50 gallon blue barrel and a high pressure well pump. Sprayig for weeds isn't the same as spraying for fires or watering crops even in a garden. Just my opinion.
  14. I would have the same concerns when boosting an engine. Too much boost can be expensive on the engine and drive train parts if they can't handle the extra torque. What might be the limit of boost (10%, 20%, 30%) over a normally asperated engine?
  15. I looked at my rear differential. It looks like I'd have to remove the differential to get access to the internal cable connection which means I'd have to just about remove all the rear axle components. Before doing that, eliminate all other possibilities such as a binding lever (I presume you did that). Also, get under your ride to see of there's something as simple as a clamp. It would be a poor design if I have to remove and disassemble a differential just to preplace the cable. Maybe someone has a service manual that give a better answer than I have. Does your 4WD lever "lock" into the 4WD position or is it soft and mushy like mine?


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