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Squirrel

2001 Bayou starting issue - No fuel?

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Several months ago, I finally got around to fixing the bayou. Rebuilt the carb, replaced the fuel selector switch, hoses and fuel filter, and she ran great. Only had 2 minor issues since then where, at higher speeds, it acted like it was choking out when I let off the throttle.

Lately I've noticed if I let it go for more than a week, it almost drains the battery dead trying to start. I initially thought battery, but after inspecting I found very little if not any fuel flow through the line until it starts and runs.

I'm a little baffled and don't have much time to mess with it as most my free time right now is spent on getting my rv up and ready for hunting season in the next 3 weeks. So any help on quick diagnosis checks would be helpful. Otherwise I'll just keep starting it every 3-4 days to keep things primed until I'm done hunting.

 

Oh, and another question on a different topic. Does anybody know what the mounting brackets on the front rack are for? I'm referring to the 2 angled metal tabs with threaded holes that are located on the left, near your knee when sitting on the quad?

 

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Hey squirrel, another member getting ready for hunting season!! That’s great stuff, I’m doing the same.  

I think you have two things going on. One is the carburetor vent may be blocked. I would def take the vent line going to the carb and blow into it to see if it’s clear.  If not then it has to be cleaned.   You can find this hose by tracing the hoses on the carburetor. One will run if I’m not mistaken up someplace in between the gas tank and the seat or down below hanging by the swing arm.  One or the other but it’s the only hose on the carburetor that’s  not connected to anything.   Other then that it’s prob just a simple cleaning of the carburetor and maybe checking the fuel line is clear and flowing properly.

The second thing is something is either draining the battery or the battery has a dead cell and will not hold a charge.   You can test for a drain on the battery I using a test light. Just disconnect the positive terminal and put the test lamp alligator clip on the positive wire and touch the test light probe to the positive terminal on the battery.  If that light comes on then there is a draw on the battery.  Something is staying on that shouldn’t be.  The key has to be in the off position with this test.  

Good luck hunting this year. 

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