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I've had this happen a few times... I've noticed that when i've gotten the 4 wheeler at an extreme angle, not even extreme really. but maybe a 45 degree angle, both sideways and front to back.. if it dies or i killed it, then i cannot get it started until i get it back on level ground. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there's a device that keeps it from starting or not if past a certain angle? It happened to me when i was nose down and to the right once. wouldnt start until i leveled it out. and again after laying it over sideways then uprighting it where the front was up and high on left maybe 20 degrees. i cranked and cranked that day and it wouldnt start... thought my battery was going to die. i have a photo of how the 4 wheeler was sitting when it wouldnt start. i'll attach it. it's a ridiculous spot where i laid it over, some hard pack ruts i tried to straddle, left wheel went into right rut, right front climbed the bank and it dumped over. embarassing spot.. all i knew was i was on the ground and here comes the kodiak over on me. I winched it upright first, .. as i had hurt my leg and had to get it flipped back over ..anyway...it wouldn't start right there in that pic. i then winched it up and onto more level ground and it cranked right up. just makes me think it has some kind of device on it somewhere. fyi i had full tank of gas.

added another pic which is after i kicked myself out from under it but before i flipped it upright. was hot, dry, and some hard *** ground where i got dumped at. just not that steep of an angle.... so trying to figure that out.
 

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spoke with a buddy, thinks it lost fuel pressure and to cycle the key and it may come back up, makes sense. will try next time. makes me wonder where it could be happening at, in the tank or at the carb. i know it's injected, still looks like a carb though.
 

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I've had this happen a few times... I've noticed that when i've gotten the 4 wheeler at an extreme angle, not even extreme really. but maybe a 45 degree angle, both sideways and front to back.. if it dies or i killed it, then i cannot get it started until i get it back on level ground. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there's a device that keeps it from starting or not if past a certain angle? It happened to me when i was nose down and to the right once. wouldnt start until i leveled it out. and again after laying it over sideways then uprighting it where the front was up and high on left maybe 20 degrees. i cranked and cranked that day and it wouldnt start... thought my battery was going to die. i have a photo of how the 4 wheeler was sitting when it wouldnt start. i'll attach it. it's a ridiculous spot where i laid it over, some hard pack ruts i tried to straddle, left wheel went into right rut, right front climbed the bank and it dumped over. embarassing spot.. all i knew was i was on the ground and here comes the kodiak over on me. I winched it upright first, .. as i had hurt my leg and had to get it flipped back over ..anyway...it wouldn't start right there in that pic. i then winched it up and onto more level ground and it cranked right up. just makes me think it has some kind of device on it somewhere. fyi i had full tank of gas.

added another pic which is after i kicked myself out from under it but before i flipped it upright. was hot, dry, and some hard *** ground where i got dumped at. just not that steep of an angle.... so trying to figure that out.
The kodiak''s do have a check/tilt valve in them that cuts fuel. It's under the seat between the air box and back rack. If over filled and on a slight side tilt mine has done this. Never any issues if I don't over fill it though and I've had it on some steep hills and ravines.
 

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The kodiak''s do have a check/tilt valve in them that cuts fuel. It's under the seat between the air box and back rack. If over filled and on a slight side tilt mine has done this. Never any issues if I don't over fill it though and I've had it on some steep hills and ravines.
i'm guessing it's the device closest to the back rack? lower left in this pic..
 

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i'm guessing it's the device closest to the back rack? lower left in this pic..
That thing you are referring to is some sort of check valve, it's role is to let the gas thank "breathe" and at the same time to stop fuel from spilling out of the tank when you have the quad rolled over or at an extreme angle. I call that a rollover shutoff valve. I don't think it has any function in the fuel delivery only to vent the gas tank.
However I had my quad on it's side once and by the time I got up the engine shut off on it's own. That may be because the fuel pump intake sucked in air or it may be some sort of safety device like a rollover fuel or engine cutoff.
I had my quad apart and there is nothing inline between the fuel rail that feeds the injector and the fuel pump discharge that is at the top of the fuel tank- it's just a straight hose. So my guess is that the fuel pump assembly itself has some rollover sensor built in.

As far as your problem with not being able to start it , try and listen if your fuel pump comes on when you turn the ignition key on, before you start cranking over. If you don't hear it coming on that is your problem.
 
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