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By Ed Zeppeli
So I fired up the quad the other day and let it idle for about 5-10 minutes and it ran great then died.
I go to check it. No lights on dash, nothing.
Check the main fuse and it's blown. Key's off/out. Put in another and it blows immediately.
Pull out the meter and see that on the non-load side of the fuse holder there's continuity to ground.
Check all obvious things. Wiring diagram. Connectors. Frayed wires. Bad grounds.
Battery measures ok at 12.8v.
I'm dreading taking off the front plastics but I suspect the regulator/rectifier. The wiring diagram shows the red wire (the suspect wire) goes to the ignition switch and the regulator/rectifier.
Anyone else experience something similar and/or have any troubleshooting tips that may save me the grief of removing the plastics?
Over the years I have always used a friends machine, and only ride a few times a year. Last week I purchased a 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700. The front diff needs a rebuild, the axles are very loose where they go into diff. My question is, both front wheels rotate forward by hand, but do not rotate the opposite direction. Is this "NORMAL OPERATION" I plan on rebuilding the hubs at the same time as the diff.....
My question about the rear diff, it rolls as if the machine has a total POSI rear axle...……. I lifted the front end off the garage floor with overhead hoist, as I moved it sideways the rear tires skidded rather than rotate. Both would roll forward easy, but not go in a circle. When I drove the machine in the garage making a tight turn I could feel the binding and skidding of rear tires.... Even if the switch was in 4 wheel drive, when it's hanging in te air the ignition is off...….. with the machine in 2 wheel drive mode, is that HONESTLY 1 wheel drive to allow turning without tearing up the lawn? then it locks the rear axle once it's put into 4 wheel drive? I'm guessing the rear diff needs a rebuild also because there is something "BALLED UP" internally locking the rear wheels together?
It's a old machine that was not maintained, I thought the wheels were all rusted, but it was 17 years off baked on red clay. Just wanting to make it a reliable machine. I have great mechanical ability, just lacking a little knowledge of what is suppose to be "NORMAL OPERATING STANDARDS"
Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge.
Got a good deal on an 89 bayou 300. Couple questions. First is in the picture I have posted. Note the two wires at the bottom of the pic (white and black/yellow). They were not hooked up to anything and Im not sure if they are supposed to go to the battery or somewhere else and what they are for.
Second question is I had the carb apart for a cleaning. The vaccum operated slide has a spring under the cap with a plastic clip that goes inside the spring. Is there a proper location inside the spring for that clip. Right now it is just below half way inside the spring.
It runs alright but keeps fouling the plug. Pulled the plug off, cleaned it and dried it off and it starts back up but not sure how long before itll do it again, last time it was about 20 minutes of riding and it bogged out and wouldnt start.
By Resurgence Small Engine Inc.
In this video, Jonathan diagnoses & repairs the decompression system on a Yamaha 2003 Grizzly 660.
Some symptoms include: Pulling recoil right out of your hand, starter turning really slowly, constant dead batteries.
Thanks for watching!
Just bought a used 2014 outlaw 90.
I noticed at the top of the front shocks there is 2 mounting holes for the shocks. By the markings the shocks used to be mounted in the inner holes now the shocks are mounted using the outer holes. Googling I can't find the reason for these two holes.
2nd question is about the rear suspension
When I push the suspension down it is very slow at raising back up. Should it be slow? Is it a safety thing for kids so it doesn't bounce them off. The spring adjustment is on the second lob from softest. Has painted arrows so I'm guessing it's from factory.
Has anyone touched one of these machines and could tell me if this is normal?
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By Guest DunePrincess
1. What kind of Quad you have?
2. Do you like it?
Love it! She's so pretty and fun to ride! Can't wait to get a faster one though!
3. Ever flipped it?
Rolled it Over....
4. Describe your worst crash on it:
Rolled my bike over on top of myself- threw me to the ground- broke my collar bone.
5. Worst crash ever:
Above= Broken collar bone.
6. Favorite Track:
Haven't got to ride very many tracks yet. We like to play at Capital Forest- Rock Candy... a little place we call "The Track" has a few small jumps.
7. Least Favorite Track:
Haven't found one yet.
8. Favorite Jump:
Just learning to jump- So I like the little jumps at "The Track" at capital Forest.
9. Least Fav. Jump:
I hit a jump at Beverly that I didn't mean to, once, and it took my brath away that I actually landed it without hurting myself! (I look for it to do again though!)
10. Favorite person to ride with:
My hubby. He knows how to challenge me and test me just to my breaking point. And I trust him not to get me hurt.
11. Worst Person to ride with:
I love riding with all my friends- but our friend Brandon rides BALLS OUT - sometimes he gets me into places I wasn't ready to be in yet! Love him anyway!
12. Suspension or Engine?
I need more of each!
13 . Favorite Quad:
My little Suzuki
14. Last person to ride your quad besides you:
Everyone rides my bike when we're out- she's fun to ride!!
15. Favorite Quad video:
Huevos 7 w/ John Guetter's first backflip
16. Holeshot or Hold back?
17. Favorite Kind of jumps?
The little ones- still learning
18. MX or XC?
19. Why do you ride?
I love it! It's the only time I can completely drown out the sounds of all my kids- and they leave me alone! (Except when it's their turn to ride... Can We Ride Now? How About Now!?)
20. Funniest part of Riding/Racing?
Whatching the results of somebody saying: "Hey, Watch This......."
21. When is your next race, if you race?
Don't race.. yet.
22. Whos your Favorite Pro?
23. Least Favorite pro?
I admire all the hard work and dedication of all the pros, so I don't have a least favorite.
24. Track you wish to ride/race?
It'd be cool if I could ride Straddleline, with other racers, someday.
25. Where do you see yourself in 5 years in the racing scene?
Not racing... but still riding and loving every minute of it!
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