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Went shopping on Saturday, picked up another Kawasaki Bayou 220 and a Yamaha Timber Wolf 250

I really should sell some of these but they are a lot of fun to find, fix and ride

Of course neither of them run but that's part of the fun!  Az

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little on the high side, 650 for both. But ill probably get it back out of them later. Looking at the Bayou  see anything wrong lol, has the pos grounded! Pos wire is broken in half. 

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@Arizona Nice find and nice find. Definitely worth more. How did you find them, Craigslist?

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The TImberWolf looks really fun, and is actually in great shape. I got it to spin over with a jump

So that's a good start. Needs some tires and tlc but gonna be a quick one for sure.

Takes a lot of cleaning, usually pull everything apart and go from there but they usually clean up nice.

I pick them up off craigslist or facebook. Most are way over priced. I limit myself usually to 350 max apiece. Az

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That’s a good price range to go off of.  I have a max of $500 when buying.  Hopefully that bayou is not burnt up  due to the wires being backwards.  I’ve never seen that color pattern on a bayou either. 

I’m really hoping they both only need a good tare  down and cleansing of the carbs and that’s it.   What’s with the seat for the bayou did it come with the bike? I don’t see it. 

I’ve gotten into making and installing my own seat covers  and they come out great. I use an air powered staple gun and they look sharp.   I but whatever material I need from amazon.  

If your going to keep the plastics the original color then spray them down good with armor all now and let it soak in, it helps a lot. 

Keep us posted.  

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Yea it came with the seat but was off and did not want it to blow out of the truck

so I had it inside.  I don't know whats up with people wiring batteries backwards. 

The Bayou 300 I have was wired the positive and bolted it to ground! People just dont

pay attention. Thank god most batteries are dead when I get them. 

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It’s amazing but people do it more then we think.  Well hopefully there was no damage to the harness.  Have you some anything to the bikes yet ?

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Started tearing it apart, pulled the carb to rebuild, removed exhaust, battery, fenders etc. 

cleaned it up pretty good, did some painting, reinstalled exhaust, carb, other accessories and

got it to fire up. Runs pretty good. Ordered me a seat cover, battery and front tires and a petcock. 

few more pics after. Will post finished pics when done.  Next will be the Bayou 220 Az

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Looking real good @Arizona it’s amazing what a few tools, elbow grease and some spray paint can do! 

Of course the knowledge as well. 

Keep the pics coming, this is what I love to see. 

 

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Well yesterday went shopping, found this 02 Honda, pretty dirty but in perfect working order except

for rear brakes and maybe some brake cable and tlc needed. Starts right up and runs pretty good. 

Ended trading for a .22 that I paid nothing for and a C-note. 

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Little of both but mostly paint. Seems to scrape off pretty easily. 

Gonna hit it with the power washer on my day off and see how much

flies off lol. Az

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Pressure washer will take all of that off 100%. I had a Polaris Phoenix that was covered in paint.  Pressure washer took it all off.  Great find, be sure to post some some pics. 

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So I sold the Moto 4 a few weeks ago, did good on the profit. 

Today I Sold the TimberWolf, Man that thing was a blast to ride, wheelie city!

Get this I ended up trading it for a 01 Polaris Explorer 4x4. and he also gave me 900.00

Catch is he blew the motor. I pulled the pull cord and no compression. He said it got super hot

and would not turn off with the key. I assume it was dieseling off the 2 stroke oil, any way he said some

thing flew out the tail pipe (Yea probably the top of the piston) and wont start now. So its on the back burner

while I finish the 220. Couple of pics. Some of the Timberwolf and the rest of the Polaris. Stay Tuned lol Az.

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And another one!!!! Love seeing the old bikes brought back to life !!!! 

That bike came out sweet! The colors are great! Well done AZ.   Nice job on swinging that Polaris onto the deal! 

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@Arizona @Frank Angerano if you guys limit yourselves to $350 and $500, what are the asking prices of the atvs you are going to check out? What are the price ranges of the ads you are going for, as well as year range?

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Great question @Ajmboy so I always look in the $1000 range. Most people don’t know what the value is so they list a machine that’s really worth $500 or less for $1000.

When I get there I go through the bike and start to negotiate from there.  Most people want it gone and when they see cash it’s a done deal.  

Perfect example is the  Mojave that I just rebuilt. The bike was listed for $850 put it in my truck for $300. Bike didn’t run and the owner didn’t know much about it.  The bayou I did the black one I picked that up for $250 owner wanted $750. Sold that for $1600. 

My bayou 400 I paid $400 put another $250 maybe $300 and sold it for $1800

Other owners have held to there price and I had to walk away. 

I check Kelly blue book to see what the values are and use my past history on what I have sold before. I know that utility atv’s sell better then the performance atv’s in general. 

I also use a lot of different keywords like atv needs work or not running etc when looking and use craigslist, letgo and marketplace for atv’s.   I also have a habit of looking in peoples yards while I’m driving and have knocked on a door to ask if it’s for sale! 

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Look at this Mojave, I wanted to buy it for parts for the one I just rebuilt. I needed the air off of it and some nonsense parts as well as maybe taking that cdi for stock. He was firm on $300. I told him $100 bucks to take it away. He told me I was crazy. I said nobody is going to take it for that price! It’s buried in weeds and missing a lot of stuff. 

So I said $150. He said nope  so I walked away. He has messaged me 10 times now for $150 he said he has to get it out of his yard. The last message he sent was $100 will be fine. Unfortunately I made my own air filter set up and no longer need the parts.  Some people think that they have gold!!! 

 

@Ajmboy did you check out that post on the Mojave? 

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The Mojave turned out great, good job. 

I try to limit myself on the price and if I cant get it fairly cheap

ill pass. Few things matter is the shape, If I can find parts, the price and 

what I think I will have to put in to it to fix. If you pay too much you will 

never get your money out of it. Its fun to build them but it has to be profitable. 

Hey Ajmboy, the paint I use is usually semi gloss rustoleum from Lowes. Its all in 

the prep. spend a little time before painting goes a long way. Most people will buy a 

clean machine pretty quickly. I always make sure nothing is rigged and is working a 100 %

Some of the most expensive items are batteries (which they all need) and Tires. 

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Ok, so the Bayou 220 is done and gonna post for sale. Couple of pics. Gotta love that old nasty seat lol.

That's the best I could do with that beat to hell muffler. Must have flipped it at one time. Az

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