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My First ATV 2002 Kawasaki Bayou 220

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Hi everyone,  I'm about to get my first ATV, 02 bayou 220.

Neighbor said I could have it if I fix it, Carburetor problems, and needs a new ignition switch. last ran 2 years ago, said he changed the oil in it twice a year and never ride it hard.

Hope I got me a good ride.

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Hey @Muleman good luck with the bike.  Should be fun working on it and getting it running.  I’m currently working on the same bike so any questions you have I may be able to help you with as well as the rest of the member base her at Quadcrazy.  

Good luck and feel free to post some pics. 

 

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One question, I know the 220 supposedly has 5 gears, is it auto shift or manual? Or does it depend on the year model.

 

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Every bike is obviously difrent.  If yiur bike is the same as mine which it should be then you should see a gear shifter on the left lower side ? 

If so it’s all the way down to neutral and up for first, second and so on.  Then reverse is when it’s in neutral there is a round knob on the left front plastic under the handle bars.  You turn that and hold it while pressing gear shifter down and it will go into reverse.  

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Exactly what @Frank Angerano  said, and should be what we used to call semi-automatic. You have to shift but with no clutch. Bayou 220 is a great atv, it was my first utility quad after I moved away from an older sport 87 yamaha warrior. Here's a much older picture of me and my bayou back in 2002 or 2003..

Good luck with it, make sure you download the manual here:

 

* Topic moved to Kawasaki ATV forum and re titled post to include ATV info.

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3 hours ago, Ajmboy said:

Exactly what @Frank Angerano  said, and should be what we used to call semi-automatic. You have to shift but with no clutch. Bayou 220 is a great atv, it was my first utility quad after I moved away from an older sport 87 yamaha warrior. Here's a much older picture of me and my bayou back in 2002 or 2003..

 

* Topic moved to Kawasaki ATV forum and re titled post to include ATV info.

Soooo, you were young once :P  

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Posted (edited)

Got the new ignition switch for it today from RM atv,

gonna go pick it up tomorrow, our schedules didn't match up today.

 

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Ugh I know the feeling.  Im waiting on a part for my bayou now that’s not going to be here until Friday which kills me bc I have the weekend full of other stuff to do!  FML!

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One thing I like about Rocky mountain ATV, you can choose your shipping speed, compared to Babbitts or Partzilla.

but there's always amazon, 

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Yep, I shy away from buying any internal engine parts or stuff like that from ebay, i don't know  why but i do.

 

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Well, the plan was to pick up the Bayou today, we both had time to meet,

I wake up this morning, swallowing over a big lump in my throat and and I can't breath or talk. I feel somewhat better now but we didn't meet up.😩

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Everyone I know is all banged up with a cold or some shit.  Hope ya feel better. I found a few bikes this week that I’m going to look at. Ones a bayou 300.  Sitting for a while.  Guy wants $750, not happening. The other is a worier 350 not running but a ton of extras and wants $500 to get it gone. He said it’s his sons and been sitting for a few years in a garage.  Going to try and grab both for $1000.  Busy weekend ahead trying to wrap up the one bayou and pick up two more! The wife is going to flip!!!!! 🤷🏻‍♂️

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I think I would rather have a mad wife and 2 bayous  than a mad wife and no bayous.

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