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I'm trying to adjust the governor on the carb of a 97 JD

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I'm trying to adjust the governor on the carb of a 97 JD Gator 6x4 first I need to locate the gov.then I'll take any advise on the adjustment process.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: The Gator seems to be very weak going up hills like there's not enough power.I pulled the fuel line going to the carb (from the fuel pump) and there seems to be plenty of gas getting there.I read online that you could adjust the gov.for access to more power.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Gator 6X4, diesel or gas? Twin cylinder Kawasaki?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Gas,It's a twin cylinder.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

FD620D-AS11 twin cylinder Kawasaki. Run a cylinder balance test. Loosen the spark plug wires, and with engine idling, remove one spark plug wire at a time. Engine should continue to run. If engine dies when either wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

The governor is inside the engine and has a shaft with lever that attaches to the carburetor linkage. You do not want to mess with it, as it controls the high rpm only. Let's see if the engine is running on two cylinders first.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll try that.This doesn't answer my question about the governor setting.There are two possible positions for the governor rod A and B which one would be best for high altitude terrain?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

# ***** is the governor lever.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

What is it in now? you have only one choice!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Your right only one choice it's on A now.I'm going to give you a call in a few minutes!!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.


Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Did you find problem?