Getch 10 Posted October 24, 2012 Hi All, Newbie here as well as ATV ownership. We just "inherited" my wife's grandmother's Yamaha Big Bear 350. Its a 1990. Its been sitting in her Dad's barn unused since even before he passed away a couple years ago. I actually drove it way back when my wife and I started dating. I think her Dad was seeing if the "city kid" had any "metal"! Anyway, it was very hard starting and would not stay running at all. Trailered it home from Vermont and got to work on it. Check the pic of what I found when I pulled the carb apart! I've never seen anything quite like that! LOL. Well, since that cleaning, I've cleaned it fairly well, changed all the fluids, fixed some minor issues, and learned the difference between ON and RES! It is now starting right up, idles nicely and moves along pretty good. I was fairly concerned on the engine oil change I did yesterday in finding a good deal of metal shavings in the oil filter and bottom drain plug. Have no idea how long that was unattended. The engine seems to run nice a smooth, no smoking, odd noises, etc... Thinking clutch may need servicing. Any thoughts would be appreciated! btw...great forum here! Seems like tons of good info!! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Like what you are reading? Please help us by sharing this content.