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By Samuel Myers
So, I've been having issues with my Bayou 220. It's gotten to the point where it was parked for 4 years just because of the issues.
Issue 1, Grabby clutch: The clutch is adjusted incorrectly and grabs when shifting from neutral to 1st. It grabs before the engine has a chance to rev, which stalls it.
Issue 2, Starter clutch blown out: The starter clutch is busted and spins free both directions.
Issue 3, bad shocks: The springs or shocks are bad and the quad leans hard when getting on.
Long story short, I purchased an 86 or 87 ( the last year made) 250sx aTC about 5 years ago. It was in pretty good original condition. A friend helped me clean the tank, carb etc and it started right up. I drove it around a few times and that was about that. It is located in Northern California at a friend’s place and I reside in southern Ca about 500 miles away.
I’m debating going up and retrieving it but I kind of have too many projects to really enjoy it. My rebuild on my 64 Land Rover is gonna tank space and priority.
i was wondering approx value of it as well as if it’s worth transporting down to Southern Ca for a larger market/better price?? If I remember correctly, everything is in pretty good shape, may need new toilets soon.
thoughts ? I appreciate the input.
got 7 atvs off CL recently for a good price. one of which is a yamaha warrior. anyone know where the vin is printed on this bike? Haha good place to start as I do not know year or size yet. The former owner says needs exhaust ans and clutch work. he said it ran fine until the clutch cable broke and then I couldn't get the new cable adjusted right and it would grind gears. things I see: clutch cable locked up again, no brakes, carb leaking (green with algae around the bowl and has gelled gas stalagtights on it), aftermarket exhaust melted the airbox so I need something different and a new air box. I would like the use the current exhaust if I can but I have a feeling its a redneck fix as it looks like there is an ace bandage holding it to the exhaust pipe (its an aftermarket slip-on exhaust), so I'm not sure about that- lets get the bike running first. also, battery (looks brand new, what a shame) is dead, 0 volts. Otherwise, bike looks to have not been wrecked, and plastics are ok (it sat outside under a 'tarp' for 3+ years since it was run last). any tips and advise on where to start first would be awesome as this is my first clutched bike (manual).
the clutch is my main concern- I've never rode a clutched bike so I dont even know what its supposed to feel like. lol I'm spoiled on my automatic polaris
I just picked up a 2010 Brute Force 750i and need to find the service manual an/or the parts manual (if that exists). I looked through the manuals section and there is nothing specifically for this year. If anyone has this can they upload it or send it to me. I downloaded the 2008-2009 manual but am not sure how applicable this is to my bike. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
By Noah T
I already have a 2008 ltr 450. I was thinking about switching over to a trx 450r because my buddy has one and I like the power they make. I like the width and feel of the ltr. I was wondering if I should sell the ltr, get a trx and get wider a arms or if I should just build the motor in the ltr. Which one would be more reliable and have more power?
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I have had my trx for almost a year now its been working great i put a full hmf exhaust an air filter and i got a dyno jet kit stage 2 i followed the instructions and just changed the main jet ..its been working fine but i feel that it can go much faster at top speeds and it starts choking and popping at 5th gear max speed??? how can i stop that and get more top speed??open the airbox?? help plz
MY trx has some mods like an full exhaust air filter and an oil filter my lid is on i bought a dyno jet kit stage 2 i read the instructions and changed the main jet supposibly but i didnt change any fuel needel on pilot jet when i turn on the bike its starts immidiatly but starts poopin and crackin on 5th gear when i go fast >>>?? why ...i feel like the bike should get some moore airshould i remove the lid or what??
This recall notice only pertains to vehicles within the following VIN Ranges:
JH2TE320*6K000019 to JH2TE320*6K010997 (TRX450ER)
JH2TE324*6K000007 to JH2TE324*6K000111 (TRX450R)
*: Denotes check digit
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Dear TRX Owner:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act.
What is the reason for this notice?
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, American Honda Motor Co.,Inc. is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2006 model year Honda TRX450R/ER ATV’s.
Our records indicate that you own one of these vehicles.
What is the problem?
A safety defect may exist in the steering system of your TRX. The front suspension arm ball joints may have been contaminated during the production process, resulting in rapid wear of the ball joints and possible ball joint separation. If ball joint separation occurs while riding, the TRX could lose steering control and may crash.
What should you do?
Honda strongly recommends that you do not operate your TRX until it has been repaired. Parts will be available soon. We will send you another letter notifying you when you can go to your Honda ATV dealer for the free replacement of all four front suspension arms
(Right/Left & Upper/Lower).
If you must operate the vehicle prior to repair, perform the following inspection before each ride to ensure that the ball joints have not loosened:
Visual and Physical Inspection of the upper and lower ball joints:
Park the TRX on a flat, hard surface, such as a driveway or hard packed dirt surface. Turn the handlebars until the front wheels are aimed straight ahead. With the handlebars centered, grab the tire with both hands as shown. Push and pull the top of the tire while feeling for any looseness, listening for a clicking/knocking noise, and observing the upper and lower ball joint housings for up and down movement. Repeat this procedure on the opposite side. If you perceive any looseness, hear noise, or observe movement of the ball joint housing, the ball joint has excessive freeplay and must be replaced before the TRX is operated.
If you do not feel qualified to inspect your ball joints, please do not operate your vehicle until it has been repaired.
If you feel any excessive steering looseness or hear noise while riding, stop the vehicle and check the ball joints.
If you have questions.
If you have questions about this notice please call Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at (866) 784-1870. You may also visit our Web site at www.hondamotorcycle.com for more information.
What to do if you feel this notice is in error.
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this vehicle, or some information in this notice is incorrect, please fill out and return the included, postage-paid Information Change Card. This will help us update our records.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your FourTrax purchase and your cooperation.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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