Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV? Join our Forum!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Claytonsdad

Reviving a 2000 Big Bear From Storage

Recommended Posts

I have a 2000 Big Bear 400 4x2 that has been sitting since about 2005. It has been inside, so it still looks very good. Bike was low hours and ran great before it was parked. I plan to change the engine oil and filter, differential oil, battery, fuel lines, fuel filter, drain and clean the fuel tank and rebuild the carburetor before I even try to start it. Is there anything else I should do? I don't want to cause any damage before I even get the thing running again. Thanks.

 

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I will also replace the spark plug and the air filter and check/clean engine ground connection as well.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a question for all the gurus on this site.....just about that very question....i too have a 4 wheeler that has set a while...i went thru it and checked and cleaned everything on it...started right up and idled fine, before i could even try any adjustments it died...did that 3 different times and final time locked the engine up!!!  it is a kawasaki bayou 220 dated 2000...

the question i have of the gurus is...is there a way to oil these from the top end, since they have been setting, and the oil surely has all drained out of top end and would that oil sufficiently to prevent issues once engine going??????

Thanks,

dtoots1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May be a silly question, but you did remember to put oil back in it, didn't you? I don't know if you can access the top end easily on that particular machine. Is there a way to manually turn the engine over without the starter to see how much resistance there is? I don't like using the starter because the torque they put out can break stuck rings.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just exactly had the proper amount of oil in it....have pull starter off and cannot turn over by hand nor with a short bar. so tis locked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


That sounds strange. Hopefully one of the experts will be along shortly with a possible solution. Did it get hot at all while it was running? Have you checked to make sure the starter isn't stuck in the engaged position and keeping the engine from turning?

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not sure if starter sticking will lock engine...and no did not get hot...warm but not hot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the starter stays engaged to the flywheel, it can eventually seize and shut the engine down. This will cause the symptoms you describe.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The engine won't be able to turn because the starter is locked up to the flywheel, preventing it from turning. If the flywheel can't turn, neither can the crankshaft.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not sure if starter sticking will lock engine...and no did not get hot...warm but not hot.

 

odd to have to add here...

so i have to pull the starter to see if free?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I'm not familiar with your machine, but you might. Something is preventing the engine from turning and I wouldn't think no longer than you ran it, it would be the crank. Then again I'm only a jakeleg redneck and I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not sure if starter sticking will lock engine...and no did not get hot...warm but not hot.

 

odd to have to add here...

so i have to pull the starter to see if free?

will try it and see...shop wants $80 just to see it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd pull it to save $80. From what Google says, it's pretty straight forward, albeit a but tight to get to. You might wait to see if someone more qualified comes along in a bit.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For plastic tanks, I remove the tank, empty it out, and plug all but the filler hole. I then rinse it with hot soapy water the best I can and check it with a flashlight. If there is still buildup present, I put a little aquarium gravel and hot soapy water in the tank and shake it to agitate the gravel, which usually loosens anything stuck to the tank. Once I'm satisfied it's clean, I remove the soapy water and gravel and rinse with hot water. Let it dry and inspect with a flashlight for cleanliness and to make certain there isn't a pebble stuck somewhere. That's about it. You can use solvents and such, but I don't like to. Metal tanks can be cleaned in a similar fashion, but if you have rust it gets exponentially more complicated. There are many videos out there on cleaning and coating metal tanks. You can get about as elaborate with that as your patience can stand.

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By Ryan Foster
      I am trying to find a used OEM cylinder for the above mentioned quad. I was told the current cylinder came from Amazon so I suspect its aftermarket china (made from recycled coat hangers and shopping carts.) Anyway, was looking at the parts list and they have 2 cylinders listed..
      11210-19B82-0F0
      MODEL X/Y
      and..
      11210-19B90-0F0
      MODEL K1/K2

      My engine case is stamped K403 230829 Trying to figure out what model I have. I see I have a K in there but....
      I don't know what the differences are between the cylinders (the first one cost more). Anybody know how to decipher this?
      I only have the engine, I don't have the frame to get the actual VIN.  

      Also, are there any marks on an OEM cylinder to differentiate it from aftermarket?
       
    • By David Miller
      Does anyone know how to access the check engine codes on a 2018 450 sportsman. Just changed battery and spark plug . It runs fine but the light is on and I need this to plow snow and need it reliable. Any ideas . Thanks
    • By Aaron Drost
      Hello bought my 2000 polaris sportsman 500 last week bike seems to work pretty good untill yesterday, when in reverse the bike seems to start bogging out? How come? 
    • By cliffyh
      Hi,
      Have a 2005 grizzly 660. Just recently started backfiring and showing incorrect speed. Lifted seat and messed with wire going to starter relay, it stops for a bit but seems to come back.
      I ended up pulling all the pins out of the connector for the relay and added new pin/connectors for all 4 wires. fixed it for a little bit but came back shortly after. This was a new starter relay i installed a few months ago. Anyone know if a bad starter relay would do this? 
    • By BuckBilly
      Good morning to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Let's see if we can make this a daily event.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...