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  2. charliedawg

    95 scrambler 400 big backfire

    funny thing is I'm not a mechanic I'm a carpenter no one could figure it out but as my older brother told me a long time ago he said Charlie that engine doesn't have a brain don't let it out smart you
  3. charliedawg

    95 scrambler 400 big backfire

    found the problem someone had put a explorer flywheel on a scrambler one had six magnets one had 4 problem solved
  4. Willie Toombs

    1990 Suzuki LT 4wd need help running issue

    i have a honda foreman that was doing the same thing, turned out to be the run jet in the carb. idle jet was fine which allowed it to idle perfect but died as soon as you throttled up.
  5. Willie Toombs

    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

    yes i agree the local market where you live actually has a lot to do with the value. i have seen 1200 quads go for 3 times there value in the right area.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Arnold Schimberg

    1988 trx300 fourtrax NO SPARK

    I'm having same issue with 88 4 trax , watch out for the after market cdi . The vendors claim they work on 88 -94 ,wrong . The 88 is adifferent animal . still waiting on right parts . Compare diagrams in service manuals and you will see what I mean
  8. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    I ended up buying a 12mm self-tap (no piggy) with crush washer and a 14mm piggy. I figured if the self tap fails, I have the piggy. But I also was measuring to try and limit the amount of possible metal. I let it idle for about 5-8min and then ran it around the yard for couple mins.. its raining and I saw 3 oil drips. However, let's just say my undercarriage isn't very sightly heh. And the plastic is ripped apart a bit from the previous owner's handy work when he filled oil. I'm hoping I only have my same drip as previous and solved my dp botched job
  9. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    ride it out here and i'll buy it! let's just swap and you can leak oil across country re: diff lock, I meant most 2wd atvs (I might be wrong here?) seems like the majority are racers.
  10. JacobSlabach

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    Like my dad has always beat into my head, the best vehicle/atv is one that runs, gets the job done, and is paid for. As for experience, I got into atvs when I was around 10 and only just got my first one (the bayou) in June knowing nothing about them. Everything I know now is thanks to youtube and this forum. I'm really in the same boat as you. As for the winch, you can get it mounted on anything- my bayou was by no means built for a winch, but I used a piece of steel to 'bridge the gap' and just bolted the mounting-plate to that. I'm surprised your bike doesnt have diff lock? I thought all bayous at least models like mine had it.. It definitely helps with 2x4.. weight... yes it certainly does! If you throw 400 pounds of sand/salt bags on your racks, you can pull anything. thats one thing I was impressed with my bayou. I made a dump trailer for it that had the capasity of 3 wheelbarrows and loaded it down with mulch and it pulled it up a steep bank no problem. I'd sell you my 97 bayou 300 right now for $1200..or even $1000. its got a tick in the exhaust rocker.. I dont want it because of the whole cvt/4x4 thing I already told you about..well I guess you already know all about it from the '97 bayou 300 runs bad' thread.
  11. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    maybe this is like ford/chevy/dodge then. they are all fine by me, whatever fits your wants n' needs. I am talking out of my pie-hole as well. You, at 15, have more experience with bikes and engines than I do not riding them for longer than 15years! This is my first bike, so i'ts probably just the honeymoon period This thing is beat on and I do not regret my decision, just my negotiating and lack of ability to properly read the bike and it's flaws. I knew handlebars were bent, should have known that meant it was either rolled or smashed and there could be other damage aside from plastic (which there's plenty of). Hah looking at it again yesterday after going over the winch thread, the front of the frame is so bent up, not sure I can easily get my HF badlands installed But honestly I want to get a new frame and really build this thing so I know every part. I do not need to rebuild the engine/diffs/tranny/etc, I don't have endless time. But watching videos and you guys, makes it seem fun and easy to pull apart heads and adjust valves. Send a half-ton atv my way that needs such work and maybe I'll bite, regardless of manufacture. Oh, I got this mainly due to the 4x4 as I thought I could not trust 2wd (esp without a diff lock) to plow. Weight plays heavily into it, you are right, I want it all! <- starts searching for less desirable sportsmans Seems like the front diff does not kick in right away. Sigh, another fix-it/tune-it thread perhaps or that's the way the bayou works?
  12. JacobSlabach

    1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) Runs Bad

    lol also dont want to leave out the other folks that helped out on this thread too.. Thanks guys!
  13. JacobSlabach

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    As far a Kawasakis go, I'm not a fan. the Kawasakis I have known/driven have not been built/held up well. I had nothing but trouble out of mine..(I do realize it was beat to pieces before I got it and like you, I paid an ram and a leg for it and have put in almost twice as much as I bought for it) For plowing, I have never gotten the chance to plow with an ATV, (bayou never held up long enough to get a plow on it ) I think a bigger 4x4 cvt beast would do better for plowing. Also, I think maybe efi would perform better for cold starts...? I just got a Polaris sportsman 500cc 4x4 and its a 900 pound pure beast! Still getting it running but I think that would do awesome for plowing! Anyway, I'm not trying to be the jerk that always tells you you made the wrong choice... I think my bayou is just a beat up lemon. I think this bike would do awesome for plowing!! I got beefy 25 inch wheels on mine and it gets so much traction, its scary...and its 2x4... I think the worst thing you can do is question your decision on which bike you bought. Just jump in and be all in with this bike rather than wishing you got something else or a different model or whatever..
  14. JacobSlabach

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    I would ALWAYS go with cvt for atvs.
  15. JacobSlabach

    1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) Runs Bad

    lol thanks and no, its a real bike- still get the tick on the exhaust, I'm hoping to order a new valve rocker and axle soon. And no I'm anything but a mech professor... I'm 15 and just getting started with engines- this was my first tear-down. Huge shutout to Frank for the awesome help on this bike!!! would not have attempted this without this forum.
  16. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    yes, ty. Napa Auto has been kind to me, expensive, but kind and I'm sure they'll have a tap/pb. My concern is the amount of metal now from the self-tapping. Instead of 1-2 threads like I caused, there will be all of them threads (looks like 9-11?) or perhaps.. I can self-tap, leaving the piggy open and blow through the metal it produced. I dunno, seems like either air or oil I have to hope to get it all out with the piggy or back it out and flush it, right? Can't self-tap without metal going someplace. Hate to waste all this oil.
  17. Spartacus Stroppel

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    just like a self tapper in wood... you might get away with taking it in and out 2 times but its cutting threads "its own new threads" everytime you take it in and out... thats why the piggy back is so....important..... it is not self tapping its a mini drain plug in the self tappeting drain plug... here a pic say a thousand words... see start of thread its that way to cut threads this is a single oversize... see the mini drain plug in the center this is where you would do your oil changes for this piont forward
  18. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    I think you are talking about a 1-time, oversized self-tapping. and I hear you. after watching some videos and realizing my metal errors, I'm concerned of getting more metal flakes. eg: I saw a video on help to keep metal out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm_kNq6By5w I do not have a pulley setup, that'd be sweet. I was thinking to drain/jack/tap - reverse it, clean it or even try to blow. there would be some oil left, better than nothing? or do these self-taps make themselves 1-timers that if I reverse I run out of thread next time and end up leaking with a larger hole?
  19. Spartacus Stroppel

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    with a over size drain plug atleast in the auto world you dont tap the hole.. the drain plug is made like a self tapping screw as it cuts its on threads... this is why the piggy back is important you dont want to take the drain plug in and out as it cuts its own threads (the one im talking about)
  20. pokerl0w

    1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) Runs Bad

    this was an amazing thread to follow. congrats Jacob even if you did not sell it. great "internet" break-down and assist Frank not sure I'll ever have the time to chase down and resolve these issues like ya'll did (and hope I do not). wish I was closer to buy the bikes ya'll work on/flip!! but JS, come on, no pics? maybe you were messing around with Frank whole time and no real bike? you a mech professor?
  21. Arnold Schimberg

    88 300 4trax cdi booster circuit

    Hi Guys I have 88 4trax FW , it has a booster circuit In the cdi control fed from a leg in the alternator. MY Honda service manual says you will get no spark without this circuit on this model. Can someone explain a little about this please ? Thanks
  22. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    ty, I found this searching as well. I can not believe I used a breaker bar and stripped this out. I knew I was off and just not mentally accepting! heh What I have not found, if anyone might have - a bayou 300 getting tap'd. I have seen others (honda, etc) - always nice to match up models And if not.. I'll record it, but as my first, might get edited by my kids and never see it's 4 seconds of fame.
  23. Spartacus Stroppel

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    if you can find the thread size and pitch. auto parts places have what is call a one oversized drain plug but try and find a one over size drain plug with piggy back... this is a drain plug with another drain plug in it...that way you wont have to deal with the stripped one. you take out the piggy back and drain there...
  24. Frank Angerano

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    Yes you can let it run. The smoke is coming from oil leaking out of someplace on the head and hitting the hot surface of the metal and smoking. Just keep up on the oil level. And you are right, buying a junker you have no place to go but up and will learn a lot. And if you screw it up oh well! Not a huge loss! Great work brother. You will figure things out as you move along. Keep doing and asking and you will find out things work out for the most part. Keep it up.
  25. pokerl0w

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    does that mean I can let it smoke for a while? btw, that metal in the oil... idiot here solved the puzzle. I stripped the oil plug and caused the metal. I bet I even ran metal through there after I did it and caused more (minor?) damage. this is why I didn't mind buying a "junker" - it's like the old computer days when you didn't save often or backup to the almighty cloud - I'd break or lose something and have to rebuild.
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  27. Frank Angerano

    93 Bayou 300c 4x4 - My first used toy

    I had the same thing going on. There are two valve caps on the top of the engine. I took them off where there was a rubber oring. I added high heat silicone and re installed leaving the o rings in place.
  28. Spartacus Stroppel

    00 kawasaki prairie 300 carb

    and thank you for the pionters kent... and everyone... i have been known to miss things either by not knowing or just in a hurry. i would have to agree tuning of carbs is dieing. even with me. i been doing more efi building on stuff then carb anymore (mostly in car stuff)
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