Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    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.

Sonders

KVF300 Prairie service manual

Recommended Posts



Got the skidplate pulled this evening so I could see what I was actually working with.  Here is the plug that was in it and what the drain opening looked like.  I ground the remaining broken section down flush.  The new oem plug doesn’t fit; it is too small apparently.  I’ll have to find a new bolt and crush washer that will fit the opening.

 

71C0586D-7406-4048-829B-2486D419997A.jpeg

9F0A1D8D-12B4-4CB4-9530-9ACAD3D54467.jpeg

08717F7B-E60A-4A74-B024-0D6FD9631E4A.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that sucks.  What that plug you took out was nothing more then a half inch galvanized plumbing plug. Not good for that.   My guess is the previous owner stripped the old one and tapped/threaded  it a little bigger. It looks like the casing is a little cracked as well.  Maybe it just the pic. Anyhow if you can grind it flat and get a kit that will fit you might get lucky.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No cracks, just messed up opening.  I don’t see how the heck they busted it with the skidplate there.  I’m going to Napa in the morning to see what I can come up with for a new plug.  Hopefully it’ll work out.  If not, no idea what I’ll do then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It broke because it was over tightened and stripped. Happens all the time.   Sucks but some people just don’t know when to stop turning or they see oil drip and keep making it tighter only to find it later it was a washer that they needed.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Here is what I would do... that is a NPT fitting... get thread tape (pipe dope)... find you a NTP plug with a piggy back plug. Thread tape the new plug with piggy back and never remove it again... use the piggy back to drain from... the NPT fittings are tapered cut threads so they get tighter as you screw them in deeper so be careful you can bust the case easy with that thread type... but they seal easier when you cant use a gasket... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds like a good alternative plan as well Spartacus.  If I can’t make a bolt and washer work I’ll try that route.  I’m not near a hardware store this weekend, but Napa is right in town so figured I’d give that a try first.  Wish me luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha Ajmboy funny you should mention those. I actually bought one of the bottom ones you have listed.  I installed it yesterday and put a qt of oil in and am letting it sit for awhile to see how it works before I posted my results. I’ll report back later when I’ve had time to check on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After 24 hrs the drain plug is holding tight with no oil leaking.  I think I’m good there.  However it appears I also have a leak at the back of the gear housing boot to rear drive axle.  I can see oil dripping out of the rubber boot.  What are my next steps to fix leak there?  The boot is torn in a few spots so it for sure needs replaced for starters.  It looks like the whole rear end/swingarm will have to come off to get to that; is that correct?  I’m not having much better luck with this bike than I did with the turd of a bike that I just got rid of ugh.

368DAC5A-6899-47C4-B7C4-9042B42E1B26.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Nice work with the oil plug.  That boot does not look like it’s sitting correct, it seems cocked and could also be the cause of that seal leaking under the boot.  Maybe it’s just the pic but it looks like it’s not aligned right.  That rear swing arm does have to be I bolted so it can swing away from the engine.  The four bolts have to come off.  What I would do if I were you is since the boot had holes in it already is cut it off and find the leak. See if it’s coming from the rear seal of that bevel gear.  You will also have a good look at the alignment with that boot off.  Lastly I would check the bushings on the swing arm right at the frame. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would agree @Spartacus Stroppel IF THE BOOT was not torn in a few spots. But if he’s going to replace it anyway like he said then yes I would open it up/cut it off before it’s taken apart so you can see where and if it’s an alignment problem.  A boot with holes is useless.  It needs to be replaced along with the seal that’s leaking. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks Frank and Spartacus.  I'll try to get in there one evening this week and see what's going on with it.  Deer season (firearm) comes in this weekend so probably going to have limited time to mess with the bike the next few weeks haha.  Lesson learned on this thing...... be very cautious when looking at a bike that is freshly washed off and sitting in grass area so as not able to see oil spots under it.  I especially like how previous owner mentioned the "fresh oil change".  I'm now 0-2  with bad luck purchasing used bikes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s like buying a car on a rainy day there’s no squeaks or noise.  Everything else is manageable but the oil plug is a bitch! 
CANT WAIT FOR RIFLE SEASON!!  
got some big racks this year.  They are all nocturnal now. I went from over 1000 pics of these guys all hours of the day to maybe 20 and they are all in the middle of the night and with a doe.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


where are you located Frank?  I'm in Southern Indiana and still seeing several during the day.  I've got a nice one picked out that keeps strolling across my back yard in the mornings between 2 fields.  The bastard destroyed 2 of my cypress trees that mark our rear property line.  My two labs have chased after him a couple of times, I'm going to be pissed if they run him off.  They're about to get locked in their kennels until the season is over hahaha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m in NY southern zone. I’ve seen some big deer and a bunch of little guys. They are all spread out now.   This new guy here showed up this weekend. Haven’t seen him until now. Nice big bodied deer. Racks are good but not like the monsters near you and Ohio and other states but I’ll take it.  

0FA1E43F-2E37-425B-B181-D8ABBA0C665E.jpeg

2C76F47D-1819-43FA-88F4-70645AA639DC.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks like he'd go in the freezer as good as any other.  I tried to snap a pic of the buck I've been watching as he strolled across my driveway in front of me the other morning on my way to work but I was too slow getting phone up and with him moving it turned out blurry.  Here is his little brother that’s also been hanging around my backyard.  That’s about 50 yards behind my house.

1398E73A-F65A-469B-BC41-5FE0AC3A658D.jpeg

Edited by Sonders

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

  • Similar Tagged Content

    • By Jim Waters
      hi everyone. recently iam get a good vibration that comes and goes while iam riding my praire 4x4. iam afraid something is going to detonate. vibration is felt in the steering and then you will here a noise and this comes and goes. its very noticeable when iam on a blacktop surface. iam worried. i cant get any slop in the drive joints i can grab onto. so any input would be appreciated. i have a manual downloaded and i,ve went through it pretty good. my thought is its from the output shaft to the front drive. let me know if anyone has experianced this.
    • By Spartacus Stroppel
      View File 1999-2002 Kawasaki KVF300 Prairie Service Manual
      1999-2002 Kawasaki KVF300 Prairie Service & Repair Manual
      Submitter Spartacus Stroppel Submitted 08/25/2019 Category Kawasaki ATV  
    • By Spartacus Stroppel
      1999-2002 Kawasaki KVF300 Prairie Service & Repair Manual
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...