Hi guys, I ran across this site while searching for Kawasaki ignition issues. It looks like you have the experience and answers Im looking for...
Here is my deal.....My friend has this (2000) 425, with the carbed 20hp Kaw. He has been complaining about hard starting, and it dying on him while in use, he says if it dies, it will start right back up on go on its way for some time again, and then it will randomly dye again.
He explained to me, that when it dyes it is just like turning the key off.
I took some tools and testers over to his house to help him out, and found that it had no spark at first when I tried to start it. As I was cranking it and checking circuits and connections, it started trowing an occasional spark and eventually took off and ran fine. It would restart with no issues after it had been run.
After it sits, it will repeat this problem randomly.
I now have it at my shop, and have checked the resistant levels on the pulsers and the igniter box, they appear to be good?
I have seen several mentions of a TDM, which must be a JD add on, as my Kawasaki manual makes no mention of it.
I first hunch was the ingnition switch itself was lacking ignition connection in the start mode, but this morning I was able to test it under cranking with no spark and it was fine.
Thoughts? I am all ears....and thank you for your time.