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Left controls...on the bottom. That gray slider...that could be the choke lever?....you already have the Hi/Lo and L/R and Horn...that bottom may be your choke cause on the carb it appears as tho it's a cable running into the body for it....

As for the battery, yep, you don't need it, but it sure is nice to push a button to start a bike vs. kick...unless you are one of them tough old bastids that will call one a "pussy" for using a starter......
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Thanks. Do you think this bike has electric start? I ordered a shop manual for it hoping it will give me more info. Its my son scoot lol. Since I blue my knee out I have now electric start on my Harley.lol
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Yes I think this is the choke..
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Yes, I missed it in the pic, but you guys are right... That's the choke lever... It's the old-style, & Kawa had messed around moving it up to the bars after years of using the standard Mikuni lever on the carb body...

And, NO, there is not an electric starter on this bike... Kickstart, baby!!

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Yes, I missed it in the pic, but you guys are right... That's the choke lever... It's the old-style, & Kawa had messed around moving it up to the bars after years of using the standard Mikuni lever on the carb body...

And, NO, there is not an electric starter on this bike... Kickstart, baby!!
Thanks. I didn't see anything for electric start either. lol

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Wire connectors

Does anyone know where I can get some wire connectors that are on the battery or even what they are called. Like the ones in the pic.
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Does anyone know where I can get some wire connectors that are on the battery or even what they are called. Like the ones in the pic.
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You can get those types of crimp-on electrical connectors @ Lowes, etc. If the exact replacements are not available, you can replace the ones on the battery leads as well as the corresponding ones on the bike... Then you'll have completely all-new connections for the battery... Just a thought...

Have you checked out that battery yet?? If it's toast & you have to replace it anyway, the replacement (if you can find an exact replacement) will have the connectors...

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Might be the original battery, but who knows? Either way it's junk.
You call Yuasa and they ship out a fresh one to you. Read the numbers off the battery is all you say. No need to home wreck what is oem right back in like plug and play. Good integrity and all that. You h-depot for those clips to mess up a perfect wire harness; is looking for trouble. Be smart or pay me later as the saying goes.

Yes, 6v times the filler caps. Each cell is 2v [x'3 caps] = 6v.
If you had 6 caps times 2 cells = 12v.

No, not an electric start bike with such a low amp battery.
Careful: The battery is a resistor against the light bulbs, meaning, you start the bike up without battery, it is watt ever the stator puts out. Meaning, if you have more volts feeding the battery by 2v, then boom goes a 6v bulb with over 8v's thrown at it. Might as well say the volt/reg sees zero volts, so it overcharges in other words > Blows everything!

Bulk vinegar at costco is your carb cleaner. It won't swell the rubber; cuts the varnish; needs hours if not the next day to see how she goes? Gunk brand 'carb clean' is how you finish off the rinse process of the jet and air passages.

You can even dip the head in [vinegar] and decarbon; Without taking a drill or brush to it. Just pull it out and let it dry for a few days; The carbon curls off.

Pull the exhaust pipe. Look inside the port. If the piston looks clean, no gall lines, she is good to go. You want to know why it sat? Sometimes a bike like this can seize and becomes a sitter. Before you spend a dime on it, you pull the pipe and see if she was ever seized? She might turn over, but the gall calls the move of the wallet.
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Those connectors are called bullet connectors...available at any hardware/auto store....very common connector.

As for the battery, it's there to run the lights. It's not for starting. Those are OEM connections on there, and you should be able to find another battery just like that fairly easy and cheap. I was thinking of a diff motor when I wrote that previous comment...

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Just read hubz post......yep. Dead on. Gettin clearer.................

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Those connectors are called bullet connectors...available at any hardware/auto store....very common connector.

As for the battery, it's there to run the lights. It's not for starting. Those are OEM connections on there, and you should be able to find another battery just like that fairly easy and cheap. I was thinking of a diff motor when I wrote that previous comment...

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Just read hubz post......yep. Dead on. Gettin clearer.................
Thanks couldn't think of the name. I used to have them around from some old bikes but when I moved I got rid of a lot of old stuff I wasn't using. The reason I am looking for some is to fix some the old wires on this bike and to make a couple of leads to keep the battery charged.

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Might be the original battery, but who knows? Either way it's junk.
You call Yuasa and they ship out a fresh one to you. Read the numbers off the battery is all you say. No need to home wreck what is oem right back in like plug and play. Good integrity and all that. You h-depot for those clips to mess up a perfect wire harness; is looking for trouble. Be smart or pay me later as the saying goes.

Yes, 6v times the filler caps. Each cell is 2v [x'3 caps] = 6v.
If you had 6 caps times 2 cells = 12v.

No, not an electric start bike with such a low amp battery.
Careful: The battery is a resistor against the light bulbs, meaning, you start the bike up without battery, it is watt ever the stator puts out. Meaning, if you have more volts feeding the battery by 2v, then boom goes a 6v bulb with over 8v's thrown at it. Might as well say the volt/reg sees zero volts, so it overcharges in other words > Blows everything!

Bulk vinegar at costco is your carb cleaner. It won't swell the rubber; cuts the varnish; needs hours if not the next day to see how she goes? Gunk brand 'carb clean' is how you finish off the rinse process of the jet and air passages.

You can even dip the head in [vinegar] and decarbon; Without taking a drill or brush to it. Just pull it out and let it dry for a few days; The carbon curls off.

Pull the exhaust pipe. Look inside the port. If the piston looks clean, no gall lines, she is good to go. You want to know why it sat? Sometimes a bike like this can seize and becomes a sitter. Before you spend a dime on it, you pull the pipe and see if she was ever seized? She might turn over, but the gall calls the move of the wallet.
Thanks for some the info. Vinegar is good for lots of things so is baking soda.
I just couldn't think of the name of those type of pins. I need to make some repairs that is the reason I was looking for the same kind.

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Key position Question

I can't find any info on what position the key needs to be in to start the bike? I think someone told me to the left but not sure.
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A good point. Key off we can pull the key out. Key on, we can't. However, if it is seized in the key switch, we now look at our spark or taillight flicker.

Remember, that 6v battery acts a as resistor giving your bulbs the proper voltage. Without that dead battery acting as a dry resistor even, the bulbs may pop if she begins to run.

We now want to remove the spark plug lead so we can detect a spark. Even a screwdriver in the plug end and laying the handle's shaft just close enough for a spark to jump, we can tell if the key is on or off? This is one variable you can chase and guess watt?

It kills 2 birds! It shows you 1 of 3 variables you can eliminate. Spark is a no-brainer. Nothing to replace. The carb is going to be cleaned, gas is going to flow out the tank, so this is #2: about to be eliminated. 3rd variable is the charm: if the kicker has resistance? That says compression. Your bike should now start, if say you have over 110psi or more. 90psi or less is all you'll do is work up a sweat. It may not start and that is why it sat was it?

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It does not have electric start. That I can guarantee you.

I learned how to ride on the 175 version of that bike and well, I still drive Kawasaki's 40 years later.

Be craeful with your kid once you get it running right, those bikes have some serious shit and get for their time. ;-)

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Be craeful with your kid once you get it running right, those bikes have some serious shit and get for their time. ;-)

Street/Dirt bike was just that. Look how you can remove the front winkers for dirt use. You don't want to have a heavy anything lugging something heavy in the mud. So no starter, no tiny 12v battery for the relay, no extra wires to load the bike up with more weight.

If you removed the lights, battery, there is your dirt bike with spark = Now it has ~ "some serious shit and get for their time."

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Key on should be 1 click right. If not, 2 clicks (unless it's the other way to lock/park the bike)...depending on which is parking/acc and Run.

It will be like a moped without the battery, meaning the lights will brighten and dim with the revvs of the motor. If the magneto spikes, buhbye bulb(s).

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