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RichieRichOverdrive
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm

This thing won't run worth a damn. It's surging now. At least it's not so fat.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 8:44 pm

Well she runs semi sorta ok at half choke. Doesn't wander like she used to going down the road. Got death wobble once, not that severe though. Calmed down as soon as it started. Steering does autocenter but she pulls to the left some. Probably didn't get the axle perfectly straight, no big deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 10, 2019 4:41 pm

Man nice build so far I wish I had some machine tools in my shop lol it's coming but wont be till next year but nice build keep up the good work
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Thanks man. I wish i had a good Bridgeport style mill myself lol. I've made do for a long time with just a drill press, i could do great stuff with a bridgeport.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeSat Nov 02, 2019 2:41 pm

So I gave up on this thing for a while after it started running lean. She was sitting outside up until last night when i aired up the tires and rolled her into the shop.
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The O rings i put on the main jet that came with the carb kit were pretty stretched out. They were the wrong size anyways. I cleaned out the main jet and put it back in with one good O ring. Now she's running fat again, but at least i can ride it without it stalling now.

Also the seat had a lot more water in it than i thought. Gross lol
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Took this smelly thing out today. It does great offroad but the way the engine runs just makes it kind of uncomfortable. Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Kimg1221
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 am

So, um... If it needs a carb, why don't you get a new carb? (I never use rebuild kits unless the carb is like $200.)
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Because I'd have better luck finding a whole new engine for the same price as a Kohler carb. Kohler parts in general are ungodly expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 07, 2019 8:38 pm

Really? I got a carb for a 15 horse Kohler Command for like 15 bucks (it ran better with the old one though). Got a coil for it too and it was about the same price.

The V-twin carbs I see are pretty much ranging from $20 to $60. Now if yours has the dual throttle plates you're probably right about finding another engine for that price.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT6K   Craftsman GT6K - Page 7 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Aftermarket parts for all Kohler models are abundant and pretty easy to get, Stens, Oregon, Laser, even isavetractors. Everything from ignition parts to full on rebuild kits.

Take that from a guy who's tinkered with a Kohler or two in his lifetime, haha.

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