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1993 Kawasaki bayou 400 help been sitting in barn

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I was given a 93 bayou 400 that has been sitting in a barn since some time in 94, hardly any use. The story behind it is the owner poured some gas out of a can full of trash and stopped the carb up. His meth head son took the carb off to rebuild it and got locked up, carb lost in the wind. The bike has been sitting covered ever since. The front rack and bumper has been misplaced but the rest of the bike is there and after washing off some dust it looks like a brand new bike. Still has the little tits on factory dry rotted tires. The old man is supposed to look for the missing parts but I don't have high hopes of them turning up.

Just ordered a carb for it and now looking for missing front pieces. My main question is how much in common does the 400 share with the 300? Seems locally the 400 bayous are as rare as unicorn tears but I find 300 parts bikes all over for next to nothing. I looked on fleabay and seems most of the racks and bumpers on there look like they have been in a demo derby and cost way more than I'm willing to spend for something all beat to crap. If I knew the 300 stuff would indeed work I can pick up a whole bike minus the engine locally for $50. 

Not tying to do a pebbles beach restro but just a nice atv we can work around the farm on while spending as little as possible. Most likely throw some 26's under it and also let dad deer hunt off it.

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I renamed your topic a bit to 1993 Kawasaki bayou 400 help been sitting in barn

Congrats on getting this ATV.  Here are a couple of the service manuals on the 300 and 400 that might help you. The other thing that I've done is look up the parts I need on one of the aftermarket online websites and find the OE part number on both ATVs to see if they match, then you know they are the same and can look on "fleabay" (very funny BTW) for used parts.

 

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Thanks, still building post count to view the manuals. 

I been searching the aftermarket parts but about the only racks and bumpers I can find any parts numbers for are the add on stuff. So far on the bay everything is listed to fit every model of bayou made 185-400 and I'm pretty sure the smaller ones don't swap out. I think I've read somewhere the earlier ones had some minor differences from the later ones so some 400 parts might not even fit it.

I did find an OE service manual for a 94 I might buy and hope the 93 is similar enough.

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17 minutes ago, quadmaniac said:

Bayous are solid quads, good luck with it!

Yeah I've had 2 in the past. I outgrew a 185 and the 300 was a basket case racks and plastic wise so I sold it. Been running yammis since. I actually picked this 400 up for the engine in a single seat buggy but once I got it home it's in better shape (minus the missing parts) than the 2002 Kodiak I'm running now. 

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On 7/7/2018 at 1:18 AM, neo71665 said:

I was given a 93 bayou 400 that has been sitting in a barn since some time in 94, hardly any use. The story behind it is the owner poured some gas out of a can full of trash and stopped the carb up. His meth head son took the carb off to rebuild it and got locked up, carb lost in the wind. The bike has been sitting covered ever since. The front rack and bumper has been misplaced but the rest of the bike is there and after washing off some dust it looks like a brand new bike. Still has the little tits on factory dry rotted tires. The old man is supposed to look for the missing parts but I don't have high hopes of them turning up.

Just ordered a carb for it and now looking for missing front pieces. My main question is how much in common does the 400 share with the 300? Seems locally the 400 bayous are as rare as unicorn tears but I find 300 parts bikes all over for next to nothing. I looked on fleabay and seems most of the racks and bumpers on there look like they have been in a demo derby and cost way more than I'm willing to spend for something all beat to crap. If I knew the 300 stuff would indeed work I can pick up a whole bike minus the engine locally for $50. 

Not tying to do a pebbles beach restro but just a nice atv we can work around the farm on while spending as little as possible. Most likely throw some 26's under it and also let dad deer hunt off it.

Powersports Nation should have all the He parts you need. They have great prices also

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37 minutes ago, Avery Johnson said:

Powersports Nation should have all the He parts you need. They have great prices also

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Still searching for a front rack that won't require a mortgage to pay for and trying to get enough posts to view the manuals.

 

Did get the plastics taken off. Had to be the easiest I've ever removed bolts that old. Everyone came out without a single problem. I did notice the idiot had removed the plug wire, coil still under there and the boot on the plug. I pressure washed it to remove the years of grime from sitting and evict everything that had decided to build a home in it. Three of the old tires hold air for a few days now lol. All gonna have to be replaced if I get it running but it's easier to drag around the shop when it rolls easy. My luck I got another bike with oddball 11 inch tires.

Quick question does anybody know if 28s will fit under one of these? Got a buddy that will sell me a set for real cheap but IMHO I think they might be too much for this bike even with a 2 inch lift.

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Starting to seem like the front steel for this thing is gonna be expensive and I'm talking to myself in here

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For anybody paying attention. Ran the VIN on this thing and what I was told was a 93 is actually a 94 model. Finally got the manual to download, thanks.

Haven't had time to work on this thing much, just order parts. The carb came in but seems they took the choke cable off with the carb so I ordered that. Didn't notice it missing before. Replaced all the tail light and dash light bulbs with LEDs. Ordered silicone hoses to replace all the cracking/brittle rubber vent lines. I did get it to turn over and it's getting spark so I'm hopeful on that. Only other major missing piece on the engine is the rubber duct that connects the carb to the air box. Been looking ebay over for one that looks in good shape. Also found the muffler has a small rust hole in the bottom of it. Pretty sure I can weld it up but I'm most likely gonna build a 3 chamber muffler for it. Looked around for the trail tech I have. That will give me a speedo but more importantly a tach, temp gauge, volt gauge, . Best I can tell this bike didn't come with the optional speedo. The grease monkey in me thinks internal combustion engines should have  real gauges. I'd rather know when something is going wrong not have a light flashing at me after the fact.

If it ain't too hot today gonna take some old road signs I have and build some cv guards for it just to do something. My grandpa retired from the county road department so my signs are legal (somewhat) and not stolen off the side of the road. Picked up some 1/6th inch steel and a few cardboard boxes to start building a bumper for it also. Fab work gonna come down the road after I get it running good enough I know I can bolt the plastics back on without having to remove them again.

My buddy stopped by and said his neighbor has an old bayou 4x4 sitting behind his shop. He said the guys teenager was trying to tear it up, done a good job, and he pushed it back there. My buddy said he can most likely get it free. Doubt I'm lucky enough it's a 400 and have the pieces I'm missing.

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For reference, mainly mine but will explain in case somebody stumbles across it and needs it.

I don't have the factory headlights so I have no clue.

 rear tail light bulbs -  US model 67, euro model 1157

overheat bulb - 194

reverse bulbs - 74

neutral bulb - 74

 

Headlights, putting flood beam 18watt led pods in their place for low beams. A 20 inch bar with spot beam will be added later if I need high beams.

A 1156 will fit in the tail lights, since I'm swapping in red LEDs heat from a larger bulb is a non issue. If using incandescence bulbs a 1156 burning all the time might overheat the housing and melt it (or worse). Later gonna try to convert it to euro spec with working brake lights, wiring looks to already be in harness just need to add brake switch and install correct sockets in housings.

Overheat I'm putting in a red LED.

Reverse and neutral bulbs I have some white bulbs already. Gonna try them but might swap out to correct color bulbs later. Reverse has a red lens and neutral has a green lens.

 

Bayou my buddy was looking at turned out to be a total basket case 220, not a 4x4. Plastics all busted, sitting on blocks with no rims, and engine is blown. Got enough projects for now.

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