What is the Kawasaki engine model number for the side by sides listed below. I had an older Ute with the 401cc Kawasaki FJ 400D, but it had a carburetor, and a flywheel magneto ignition system.
This new 401cc engine with EFI, and electronic ignition looks like a big improvement over the old. But, I can’t find the Kawasaki engine model number?
Kawasaki 401 cc (24.47 cu. in.) single cylinder, 4-stroke, gas
Bore x Stroke: 3.23x2.99 in
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
Maximum Torque: 21.4 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
Valve Train: Single-Cylinder OHV
Engine Vibration: Internal Counter Rotating Balance Shaft
Fuel System: Closed-loop electronic fuel injection
Horsepower (KW): 13.5 hp
Electrical System: Starter/Generator — Solid State Regulator
(Note: Some versions/listings state: "Alternator Output (max)22.9 amp")
Lubrication: Pressurized Oil System
Oil Filter: Spin-On (Item#: 49065-7010)
Cooling System: Air Cooled
Ignition System: Electronic Inductive Spark
Air Cleaner: Replaceable Dry Cartridge (item #: 11013-7029)
Utility vehicles/side by sides that use this engine:
2021MULE SX™ 4x4 FI
2020 E-Z-GO Express™ S4 Elite Gas
Cushman Shuttle 4 EFI Gas
Cushman Hauler 1200
I am posting my challenges with replacement tires so others do not go down the same path .
I was looking for some DOT rated 10 ply tires for a Kubota RTV 1100 getting a Boss V-plow installed on it to get a weight rating of UTV + Plow + payload.
I thought the GBC Motorsports Kanati Mongrel Radial Tire (25x10R-12) was just what was needed.
Ordered them in - got them mounted professionally - attempted a balance, received a call from the service center requesting a visit to see for myself why they stopped the install.
Picked up the machine and its unsafe to operate.
The amount of lift and drop is extreme.
We lifted the machine and rotated each tire while mounted and got readings of 75% of tread fairly consistent and round 25% drops in almost 1/2" to more than 1/2".
We attempted to use the tire index yellow dots in line with valve stem and opposite valve stem - no significant improvement. GBC will not or cannot give indexing information.
Working thru the return process now but not holding my breath - Dealer and Manufacture both state since they are mounted they cannot be returned. I dont know how without mounting i would find the defects.
So from my perspective stay away from teh GBC Mongrels on the Kubota RTV's
If you do buy them don't expect them to stand behind their product. You can expect the hassle of mounting, un-mounting, re-mounting, attempting a balance for a tire that turns at slow speeds. Expect they will want video's of all 4 corners, and than expect that it will take you two weeks to even get noticed.....
Don't expect your dealer can do much more for you as GBC controls the process so I have been told.
So spend a little more money and buy a brand you have heard of.