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JacobSlabach

1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) Runs Bad

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It should be a little quicker then 45.  I have a feeling when you get it all back together it will run better and quicker then that.  

As for the blue smoke 💨 I would think the seals and rings will take care of that.  You CANT fix low compression with an adjustment on the carburetor!!!!  

So hopefully you make some progress and get it back together and ready to roll before some snow comes down! 

 

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Don’t be fooled my two wheel drive quads have always done good in the snow as long as they have the right tires on the bike. I use a good almost like a paddle tread on the rear and good knobby fronts for turning.   

I also have the same set up on my daughters recon you can see pics on one of my previous posts.  I just wrapped up  about three or four weeks ago and they did great upstate in the snow.  Don’t get me wrong I love the 4x4 but if you have a 2x4 then the tires are everything! 

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yea I got 25" bighorn style tires on it so It works pretty good- I wont spin unless I beach it..

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I'm working on it tomorrow.  I'm gonna try to find a valve compressor today.

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got the valve compressor.  So I just take the valves out and replace the seals and the put them back in?  Anything else?  Any extra tips?

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Yes, review the video one more time and be aware that the small clips that hold the valve in they can fly off if your not seated correctly.  They are impossible to find once they take flight ! Lol so be mindful of them not falling out when you are removing/reinstalling etc.   

Check  the valves for any obvious bends or damage  

Make sure you re install the valve back in the same location it came from. 

Clean out the port and valve itself of any carbon buildup before putting it back and grease the valve stem as well when sliding it back in.  

The old seal pops off and new new on pushed right back on.   

You got this! 

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So, I'm having trouble getting the tool into the hole because the valves are so far down..  help?

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That head has to be separated 

There is a top end to that head. The head should separate from the lower part.  

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I looked for a crack that would hint at a separation but I dont see anywhere that could come apart...

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The adjuster nut has to be taken off. With the valve stem remover. They come out from the piston side. At least that's the one I used.

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and what is an adjuster nut?  Is that what is used to adjust the valve clearance?

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He has gotten the head off. The cylinder sleeve is on the bike. That's what I see from his pictures.

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3 minutes ago, Frank Angerano said:

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This is what I have-  the top part is the head, and I dont think it comes apart.

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Oh no. I'm corrected.

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Use a rubber mallet and smack it a few times.

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Make sure all your bolts are out any tap the sections wit a rubber mallet or a 2x4 small piece. Be gently rough lol

Once the head is separated from the cylinder head: 

The cam shaft is out correct? If so you should be able to remove the two bolts on the side of the head that hold the rocker arm in. That will take the rocker arms out and expose the top of the valve where you can get the spring compressor over the valve.  

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