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Hello all, wanted to sign up for this site as I am sure I will have lots of questions soon. One of my coworkers has given me a free Bayou 220 that does not run, I was told it needs a new wiring harness, however I cannot confirm any of that yet.
Next weekend I am going to drive up to the place and pick it up and get some hands on but right now trying to find some service manuals so that I can trace and find out what is going on. My plan is if I can get it to run to do a full restoration and use it to putt around the trails around my house.
I have some experience with small engines, currently have six mini bikes and a buggy with a GY6 motor that I brought back to life and I am hoping I can do that same with this. Really hoping the Bayou has good compression and it's only a electrical problem.
In the mean time I am going to be reading this forum to learn as much as I can and hopefully find a service manual. I have attached the only pic I have of it so far.
Just joined up with premium membership. I wish to download a service manual or 2 (specifically the Polaris 110 EFI manual). I paid for the membership, but when I try to download it says it's not available to me. I know I haven't posted anything until now, but I thought the premium membership gave instant access to downloads. Not sure what I'm doing wrong?
Hello, great forum here!
I bought a non running 1998 Big Boss 500 6x6. The previous owners had done quite a bit of work to it. It has a new carburator, fuel pump, starter, adjusted the valves, new mid sprockets and chain. But they said it wouldn't run.
When I got it home I did get it to run, though not very well. It doesn't want to idle and there is a very loud knocking. I didn't run it very long. Hopefully it's just the clutch knocking. It has 4000 miles on the odometer. I popped off the valve cover and the cam looks ok, (it's not flat!) I haven't measured it yet. I still need to check compression.
There's no oil in the gearbox, found a crack in the case behind the output shaft. Looks like a mounting point?
I think I'll try and find a case half. I should probably tear apart the gear box first, it might be in bad shape inside. Who knows how long it was ran without oil. It does shift between all gears.
The rest of it is in fair condition, normal wear and tear for 4000 miles.
Sorry I don't have any pictures of it other than the cracks.
I should probably make sure the motor is good before I put money into the gearbox.
Any tips on things to look for would be appreciated!
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