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rattlecanrobby

1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4 - Service Manual

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Hey guy and gals

I'm a new-be here an just need a lot of help

So please forgive me if I'm doing this wrong!

First off My name is Rob and thanks for having me here you'll.

I just acquired a 1997 farm hand bayou 300 4x4 that is in need of a lot of TLC I traded the fella even up for and old Yamaha street bike I had about $850 into that ran good and did not leak or burn oil but still needed many minor things like brake worked seat and so on

So about the Bayou-it runs starts right up and all but is missing some things like the front and rear racks clutch lever and small plastic cover in front of handle bars

My issue is that the fella said he put new piston & rings in it about a week ago and checked out the clutches like I said it runs and I know I should have taken more time to check everything out so when I got it home I found out there was no air breather and I can't see how one would have even fit on there the way the carb is so close to the inner frame rail under the seat on it and it started leaking oil pretty bad from the clutch cover (it was clean oil though light in color)

The quad is not bad lookin and I can weld up some racks for it but I really need a service manual for this old work horse!!!!! I have no issue following directions other than sometimes giving my own creative touches LOL

ANY HELP WOULD BE SO MUCH APPRECIATED

THANK YOU AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY

ROB

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I just bought a 1999 Kawasaki Bayou and it won't fire but one time then stop. I'm needing to see the wiring diagram to try and troubleshoot this problem. My hope is that this manual will have enough information to work with. I'll post again once I have reviewed it. Thank you so much for posting this file.The vehicle is old and finding good info other than the owner's manual has been difficult. God bless you!

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