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How to Replace a Carburetor on a Kawasaki Bayou

by Robert Good

The Kawasaki Bayou is an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and is available in many sizes. The carburetor on all of the Kawasaki Bayou models is connected the same way unless the Bayou is heavily modified. You will need to remove the seat to excess the top of the engine. The carburetor will be connected between the engine and the gas tank. One line goes from the gas tank to the carburetor; one line goes from the carburetor to the engine. You will need a flat head screwdriver to remove the lines from the carburetor.


Locate the lock that is holding the seat in place between the seat and the gas tank. Pull up on the lock's handle to release the seat from the frame. Turn the fuel switch to the "OFF" position.


Place a cup under the carburetor to catch the gas that you are going to drain from the carburetor. Remove the drain screw from the bottom of the carburetor with the flat head screwdriver and let the carburetor drain into the cup.


Disconnect the fuel line from the carburetor using the flat head screwdriver to unscrew the screw on the clamp. Pull the fuel line off of the carburetor and let the fuel line drain into the cup.


Disconnect the output line from the carburetor using the flat head screwdriver to unscrew the screw on the clamp. Pull the output line off of the carburetor. Pull the carburetor out of the engine compartment.


Place the new carburetor into the engine compartment. Reconnect the fuel line to the carburetor and reconnect the output line to the carburetor. Replace the seat to the frame. Turn the gas valve to the "ON" position and start the engine.

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About the Author

Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.

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