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    Fix for GIO and Plug prob??

    A couple of Kawasaki dealers here have put us on to a fix (they have been told from Kawasaki) for GIO and plug fouling. Replace the brass elbow joint in the front of the muffler with a 260x part Num 16087-3714 which is a Valve-Check fitting.
    The theory behind is to hold more heat in the Engine Block giving a better ring seal, thus helping GIO and Plug fouling.
    I have just got mine today and will fit tonight and see if it helps. Anyone else heard of this?


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    read about the valve when the 260 came out was wondering what the benefit of it was for. the way i understood is at a certain rpm it must shut the water off entering the waterbox is this correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    read about the valve when the 260 came out was wondering what the benefit of it was for. the way i understood is at a certain rpm it must shut the water off entering the waterbox is this correct.
    if anything i would assume that it would as a flow rite valve does, lets water in after specified setting. giving better hole shot? but dunno anyone else have any ideas?

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    The dealers say that it holds hot water in the block for longer and regulates water back into muffler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fussy1 View Post
    The dealers say that it holds hot water in the block for longer and regulates water back into muffler.
    what regulates the valve water temp? or is it simply a reducer? any pictures of it as its not listed online on the 2009 oem parts as yet.

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    It's a 58.00 part, so let us know what this involves and how easy to get to it and install for us do-it yourselfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    what regulates the valve water temp? or is it simply a reducer? any pictures of it as its not listed online on the 2009 oem parts as yet.
    It is listed on, BABBITT'S ONLINE.COM parts finder, but doesn't show much. Sorry don't have a camera handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi-Guy View Post
    It's a 58.00 part, so let us know what this involves and how easy to get to it and install for us do-it yourselfers.
    Had a quick look. Looks like I may have to take the cover off the supercharger belt to get at it.
    Will let you know tomorrow.

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    My ski should be done getting Fixed for the second time under warranty for GIO. This time the rings and cylinders are being replaced and Kawi is installing a water bypass for the oil cooler. This is suppose to raise the oil temp and eliminate the GIO . Whatever... I have a 5 year warranty and thus far have had the GIO fixed annually. Next year I'm going to insist in 09 piston and cylinders. Heading to Florida next week for two weeks. Will let you know if if the bypass was a fix or not.

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    Break in...

    Just bought an Ultra 250 - 2008 brand new. Do you think that this kind of break in can be one part of making the GIO-problems disappear?

    Link: http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    Look at the pistons!

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