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I have a 1994 big bear and I am starting to have issues starting. I put in a new starter and selnoid as the at stopped starting with the electrical but will still start with the pull cord. Where and what now should I be looking at to check? If I turn key to on and the switch to on then hit the start button, the bike clicks and then nothing. Lights still work but no response to the starter. Stumped now. Any help would be greAt.
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While riding my Quadzilla XLC 500 I was cruising along about 60 mph then opened it up, but once I hit 70-75 mph it died on me so I rolled to a stop and it wouldn't start for about 20-30 seconds. I then noticed the Temp light occasionally flashes on but its so quick you wouldn't notice in the day so not sure how long its been happening. The engine has started pinging when I accelerate which can be caused by many things so I drained the fuel and replaced with hi octane, fitted a new spark plug, adjusted the little washer on the high jet in the carb twice to make it run more lean which made no difference. I tested the thermostat which opens at the correct temperature, I removed the radiator cap and started the engine and no bubbles were showing and the oil is on maximum and very clean as I have not long serviced it. The last time I took it out I went 14 miles and the coolant in the bottle has dropped about 1/2". I am now leaning towards a head gasket and have purchased a full gasket kit but was wondering if there's anything else it could be before taking the engine apart.
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So I bought a Bayou 220 as me 'Black Friday' score, and was informed it has carb issues.. A little history from the previous owner: they suspected the carb was bad as it was 'running like crap' so they did a rebuid kit on it. Didn't fix issue so they took it to a shop where the tech installed an aftermarket(?) carb, but had to modify the throttle cable to get it to work. Quad ran great at 1/4 throttle, but anything above that and the throttle would stick and the machine would run like garbage again. What I know and think: I hear carb issues are common and fairly easy to fix. Also, I think they used the 'universal' rebuild kit that claims '88-'11, but the jets and such were different from '00-'03 (gaskets, etc. appear to be the same) so their original attempt was a good idea, just not good enough. They did give me the original carburetor with the 4-wheeler, but it has the wrong internals. I'm thinking if I can get the right jets, springs, etc for the rebuild, I should be able to get this thing running right. Of course, I still need to charge the battery back up, change all the fluids, replace fuel lines, plug and wire.. ya know, the basics for a machine that's been sitting for roughly 9 months. lol
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My daughter is a Navy Lieutenant (Captain in the other services). She served an 8 month carrier tour in the Persain Gulf last year. She was the Intelligence Officer for an F/A-18 Super Hornet squadron.
She is currently stationed in San Deigo in another unit. She was recently put on notice she might be picked for a year long assignment in Iraq.
Of course I understand you go where the military tells you to go, but as a Dad I did not want her over there. The Good News is - she is not going. Yeah!
I am indeed a happy Dad.
Wanted to give some brief updates on some different bits of news we have going on!
First off, the Fishers ATV World episode that will feature last years Haunted Forest Ride at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park will be on the Outdoor Channel on Monday, February 27th at 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 12:30 AM. We are really looking forward to seeing how it turned out, so make sure to tune in! The show will re-air on May 21st at the same times. Make sure to check it out! If you were there, you may just see yourself on national television!
Also, the Holler Crawlers have been conducting free guided rides all winter. We have had some great ones so far, and its been really warm on most of them. Jon, Larry, and Gary have all taken groups out so far and it looks like that will continue into the spring. We have another guided ride date set for Saturday, March 3. It will be an off park ride. More details are forthcoming. To stay up to date on our guided rides, you will need to check our forum out at www.hollercrawlers.com • Index page and register real quick if you haven’t already. Your registration will be approved within a day or two. But check under the Rides and Events forum for latest info. Or you can check out our facebook page at Holler Crawlers Off-Road Club of Bell County, KY | Facebook as well for latest guided ride info. More info on meeting time and place for this ride coming soon.
Also, we have some news concerning the events for 2012. First, we have decided to do a spring event. It will be called the Ride For Cody and will take place on May 5th at the Hwy 119 Trailhead of Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park at 10 AM. This is a benefit ride for LCpl Cody Evans, a local Marine from Speedwell, TN who was severely injured in combat. We would appreciate anyone and everyone coming out and helping with whatever financial donations you can. There will be a bunch of guided rides that day, some leaving at 10 AM and some at 12 noon. We hope to have some music later on that evening for everyone to enjoy. This will be a great day on the trails enjoying the spring weather, but most importantly it will help raise money for a great young man who has given so much to this country and keeping our freedoms alive. Please join us at the event, and if you have facebook you can RSVP by searching "Ride For Cody" or go to Holler Crawlers Off-Road Club of Bell County, KY | Facebook and click on the EVENTS link on the left. If you are unable to come but would like to donate, donations can be sent to this address:
Regina and/or Cody Evans
c/o Tammy Greene
PO Box 3475
Morristown, TN 37815
Also, the last bit of news we have is concerning the 2012 Haunted Forest Ride, which will take place the weekend of Oct 19, 20, and 21. If you came last year, you know we had a great turnout and everyone seemed to have a great time. This year, we promise to again take it up another notch! First off, we are going to attempt to break the world record for most ATVs in a parade! We will need EVERYONES help in this, so bring every fourwheeler you own and please encourage all your friends to do the same! Utah holds the current world record at 1,870 and we will need everyones help to bring this record back to Appalachia where it belongs!!! We need a huge turn out so please come and like I said, invite all your friends with ATVs as well!!!
Also, we are very happy to announce that our buddy and worlds most famous Holler Crawler, Brian Fisher, will be back at this years Haunted Forest Ride! We are thrilled to have him back around a place where he has so many fans and we know he is really appreciative of the love he gets when he’s here. So come out and meet the world’s most down-to-earth ATV celebrity at this years Haunted Forest Ride, the weekend of October 20th! We plan on having this year as a weekend long event, with the Haunted Forest Ride being the main attraction that Saturday evening. There will be a TON of new suprises to get your blood rushing this year, so look out! And as always, it will be completely free of charge to enter the event, and there is no charge to ride Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. Can’t beat that! You may see other Halloween related ATV events, but you can guarantee this is THE ONE you want to go to. If you have facebook, make sure to click here and go RSVP for the 4th Annual Holler Crawler Haunted Forest Ride by going to Holler Crawlers Off-Road Club of Bell County, KY | Facebook and clicking on the EVENTS link on the left.
Thanks yall and hope to see everyone on the trail soon!!!
A lot of you know I had to buy a nonrunning quad to get a replacement frame for my prairie 650. I paid 300.00 today I sold all the left over parts for 200.00 The stuff was worth more than that I'm sure but at the same time I don't have too part it out and wait for buyers and shipping no ads no calls to deal with & I get all the stuff out of my way and get that part of my garage back.
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