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  2. I don’t do face book but I will take your word on the pics. Smart idea to change the chains and anything else that’s suspect inside. Good luck and keep us posted.
  3. Yes The owner did dodge a bullet. If you look closely at my facebook pic you will see the sprocket and broken chain that is on the end of the drive shaft that turns the two cam chain sprockets above the flywheel. There is 3 chains and three tensioners that operate the 2 OHC's there is also a 4th chain and tensioner in this area operating the oil pump. I am replacing all 3 cam chains while I have it torn down this far.
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  5. You know what happens is they get a lot of low ball offfers and finally realize that they are high on the price and wind up selling low to the last guy that hits them up!
  6. The problem with additional lights is the amperage. The better brand lights draw much more amperage due to the quality and real lumens it’s labeled to project. For instance a cheaper brand light that puts out 1100 lumens (brightness) versus a much better brand that puts out 1100 lumens will have different amperage draws on them. The cheaper one will draw 1.2 amps per light let’s just say and the better one may draw up to 2.8 amps. That will burn up either a fuse or the wiring. And the switch will burn up because it’s far from the fuse so there’s is more resistance going back to the battery. The wiring harness acts like a big fuse and will start to get warm before the fuse will finally pop doing damage to either a switch, wire etc.
  7. yea that was what I was thinking. At best I let him sit on it for a while and then low ball him... but yea it wont happen- we can still dream tho
  8. @colin james see if this helps you out it’s from the same model as yours not the same year but the cc matched and model and it’s only a year apart form your bike. Should be the same.
  9. During his test on the valves he seen that there was a minimal loss. So #1 piston had not collided with the valves and not making a hole in the piston. Secondly if the piston and valve collided that valve would be bent and not seat back in the head correctly leaving a gap for air to escape. The drive shaft that turns the sprocket that turns the timing chains has somehow someplace broken. Not the chain it’s self. Although the chain should be changed during this process it’s most likely fine. Basically he may have dodged a bullet here and wind up only replacing the broken part on the lower half of the engine instead of the top end as well. “Hopefully”
  10. Never happen. $1500 bucks at best.
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  12. heres another bike I just saw- price is outrageous, but would be a great flip if he came down- what do you guys think? https://raleigh.craigslist.org/snw/d/raleigh-2007-polaris-sportsman-500-efi/6832564900.html it is over two hours away though...
  13. I see now- it jumped time and he was measuring valve clearance without the cam at TDC. how bad was it off? if it stretched the timing chain, you probably want to order another one, and if it jumped a tooth, I would check the tensioner- be a pain if that happened again!
  14. thanks @James Copeland, you answered a question I had about my 04 sportsman 500. I will say on my bike, no wires run from sensor to ecm, but straight to the pod (speedo). Dont know if its the same with all sportsmans or not... I know its not the speedo on mine cause I just replaced it ($400)
  15. yep. If it had been all together and not had parts missing and all torn apart like it was, I probably would have bought it, but I was smelling something fishy about how the guy was doing his work on it- it was under a tarp and torn down. He didnt have all the parts, and just from looking at it, I could tell there was a lot more under the surface than what he was telling me.. but yea if I came across another kodiak, that bike would be helpful for parts.
  16. That’s great. Walk away but hold on to that phone number. You ever k ow when you will come across another Kodak and that guy may still have his.
  17. Definitely a scam the real test is whether they will actually meet you face to face. yup- what I try to do- as soon as you act interested, they know they have you where you wont walk away.. Thats another thing- its hard to walk away from a deal-even if it isn't a deal. Have done it though. there was a 90s kodiak 400 4x4 that the guy wanted $500 from it and I went out and looked at it- just too much that he didnt know (didnt know what was wrong with it, he had parts off of it and 'didnt know where they were')...just a mess. I walked away
  18. check the wheel sensor to se if it has become fouled with mud or something. if not jack it up discontect the wires hook on a multimeter and spin the wheel to see if it is making voltage. an abs sensor is just a small voltage generator that sends a signal to the ecm to let it know the wheel is turning. probably also sends a signal to the speedo.
  19. nice @Ponetay! lol yea if its not supposed to do it, prolly not the best idea.....
  20. heh good luck with that- those are like 300. Is the display still working? (like the digital readout with the mileage and all)
  21. I can't tell you specifically for that quad , but most use 75/90w ( synthetic) or an 80/90w hypoid gear oil. A few use 40w motor oil.. Take the fill plug out and check the smell of the oil. Gear oil has a distinctive smell as compared to engine oil. I would recommend going with the 75/90 synthetic if it is in fact gear oil in the differential.
  22. What is everyone's choice for differential grease? And does anyone have an idea of capacity for 2007 Sunl (Chinese)250 CC ATV as I do not have the owners manual with specs. Thanks for the input.
  23. I fond this to be helpful. I printed out this thread and will take along with me when/if I go to pick up a bike. but at the end of this article, theres a very helpful checklist geared toward buying a running used bike: I would combine Frank's post to this checklist- between the two, its gonna be hard for them to pull a fast one. https://www.atv.com/products/how-to-choose-the-right-atv-622.html
  24. if you want it to be able to go over and through anything, take the polaris. If you dont mind a finicky tranny and bad handling, go honda.
  25. Next year for sure! and they must get a good work out in on them bikes! yes sirrr
  26. Got it started with the pull chord. Wish this thing had a pressure regulator, that pull chord is brutal. Ran for a few days and now won't start again. Thinking sparkplug or carb but I'll let the Kymco dealer handle that after seeing where the sparkplug was located. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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