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  • Community Discussion

    • Universal Quad oil
      I have a gentleman that asked me to service his bayou for him.  I have always wondered what oil should be used in atv engines?  Pros?  Cons?  What weight should be used in what type of weather?  Is there one kind that I could bulk buy and safely used in any quad I worked on or owned?  What about performance?  Engine Life?  This has always been a 🤔🤔🤔 area for me with quads as far as why you would use one type of oil over another.... Thanks!
    • Oil drain plugs quadzilla 2008 320 e
      Hi can anyone tell me where to locate the oil drain plugs for engine and also transmission oil on this ate  only appears to be a skid pan underneath   And if possible type and quantity of oil required thanks gary
    • Bayou 220 running issue
      got that 220 I'm 'servicing'..........  well it turned into a guts and oil job....  I cleaned the carb and it wont idle cold, but idles too fast when warm.  also misfires and burns rich cold (white smoke out of the exhaust)  I'm going to order a new carb since the old one is leaking and beat up (some one was tinkering)  I'm wondering about the valve clearance and timing...?  Maybe a factor?   What should the clearance be on the valves?  How should I check the timing on this bike?  (this is a mid 90s bayou 220 2x4)
    • Lighting.
      So I love my hids. The only thing I don't like is when you switch from low beam to high, the low beam turns off. We all know that hids take a few seconds to power up. Thus causing blindness for a few seconds.   How do I wire it so when I turn on the key to the 3rd position the low stays on all the time   Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk    
    • Timing marks
      Can anyone help me out with the timing marks notches on engine casing 152FMH Coolster/Kandi 110cc here's a picture of the same casing I have   Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk    
  • ATV Manufacturer Specific

    • Your opinion on KYMCO atv?
      Newbie to this forum and to riding. Looking to buy my very first atv and I have a budget and prefer new since I don't want to buy someone else's junk. A place a couple if hours from me has some 2013 kymco wheelers on clearance to make room for 2014 models. So he has a 450i mxu 4x4 for $4,500. 450i maxxer 4x4 for $5k. And a 500i mxu 4x4 for $4,800. That's his OTD price I pay taxes and registration on my own. Since this is my first wheeler I don't want to spend more that $5k and these have a 1 year warranty and I can extend it to 6 years for $850. The guy says these are just arctic cats for 20 percent less. According to him they have been making 500 and smaller atvs for arctic cat and Kawasaki for years now. I'm really just going to use this to plow and do trail riding. Any experience with them?
    • 1997 Kawasaki Bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) Runs Bad
      Hey I have a 97 bayou 300 2x4 (klf300b) that i bought for 1000 last June and sunk another 1000 into it already.  When i went to look at it, the seller had warmed it up before hand (he was riding it when I got there).  it ran good so i bought it and took it home that evening... next morning it wouldn't hardly start.  I discovered the carb was clogged, there was chunks of rust in the fuel valve, the choke lever was missing and other things.  I have since cleaned the carb and replaced the fuel valve and gas lines and cleaned out the gas tank and cap.   Enough background on it, the problem is this:  It floods if i push it past half throttle in 4th and 5th gear even going downhill and shifting correctly.  It also has to idle and warm up when you first start it which is really annoying now that its cold...  It also smokes blue smoke for about 15 seconds when started cold-  does not smoke at all once warm but the exhaust still smells like burnt metal.  A friend told me that it didn't have enough compression.  I also found out that the valves are a common cause for low compression on Kawasakis..  I have never adjusted valves before-  the most I've ever got into a engine was a head gasket on a riding mower so I'm new to this.  My goal is to get this bike running and starting cold like a top-  should i tear down and rebuild the top end?  What should i try first?  I tore the carb apart and rebuilt it and fiddled with the air screw and nothing changed.  I also ordered a compression test kit that should be coming in soon. Ive also considered just selling it for like $500 and taking the hit-  Id rather not sink too much more into this machine..  lol
    • 1995 Yamaha Timberwolf 250 idle
      Got a question and hopefully find some help. I have a 95 Timberwolf 250 that I picked up and it didnt want to idle. I have rebuild the carb with new kit replacing all the jets and float seat. Blew out the ports with the air compressor after I soaked the carb and cleaned the ports with a fine piece of wire and it still wont idle on its own. Has new air filter. I had it running and sprayed around the carb and carb joint and didnt get a rapid acceleration as if I had a leak. I read somewhere how the standard jets are like a number #40 and people have replaced them with a bigger jet. I called the local dealer here and they said they cant order jets and was wondering if this could be the problem and if so where can you order them at. Any info/help is highly appreciated. Sorry for being so long, just want to get as much info out as I can.
    • 2001 Kawasaki 300 bayou shifter shaft
      Just got a 2001 300 2x4 Bayou that needs a shifter shaft. Is this a very hard replacement to do? What do I need to watch for? Is there a video on this repair?
    • Suzuki breather box effect performance?
      on my Suzuki atv does not having the right breather box effect performance drastically   
  • Regional ATV & Off Road Forums

    • Places to ride in Florida
      Hi im in the Bradenton Sarasota area looking for riding buddies and places to ride anyone in the area????
    • Michigan looking for trail riding friend over 50
      I'll keep looking/asking until I find someone that's in same boat, or atv as I'm in lol Well maybe not the exact same atv, any atv would be ok lol
      Riding skills from slow poke to flat WOT is fine with me, as long as were out there in Gods country!! Get in touch before the season starts to get acquainted before hand! Thanks, Steve
    • Michigan, invite extreme hill climbs St Helen area
      Got some great areas, up north here, in my state, that I'v found/stumbled up on, around there, over the years, exploring on my own, since 86, that I'm willing to share with anyone interested, even if you've ridden there before, and might have overlooked some of the best, rugged hill climbs, and heavily wooded trail cliffs, steep hill climb adventures in the state, hidden just out of site/view! The main reason for my many trips there, was to explore for these hidden gems, and the overwhelming excitement, after coming across them, where if someone had shown these areas to me, it wouldn't have had the same thrill/excitement as finding them on my own! 
      For just $2000 I can show you and your friends these same wonderful area too....just kidding....no charge lol free to anyone willing to take the challenge, not for everyone, or your occasional passive/cautious trackers! Definitely need a larger motor, grunt machine or UTV with plenty of ground clearance, where I barely make it through some times, with my 750, 4x4 w/ 12'' ground clearance! 
      Get with me for more info, and lets plan a trip as soon as weather improves.
      Thanks, Steve
    • Utah county riding
      Was looking for people to tell me some of the better trails around provo? Maybe meet up and ride. Thanks
    • Anybody riding in Idaho?
      Does anybody know of some great experienced rider trails in SW Idaho? I ride all the places everbody knows about, but I am looking for a new awesome trail to ride.

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Corey Wheeler

      Can I get a wiring diagram for the sensor, switch for the cooling fan on a 2007 Arctic Cat 700 EFI 4x4?
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    • Brandi Nedley

      06 polaris sawtooth. any info welcome
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    • Rick Shropshire

      I bought this today, elect with no batteries, thinking im gonna set that honda shadow vtwin 1100cc in it with about a 10" lift and 26" tires. Gonna go pick it up saturday, its 225 miles away in kansas.

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    • Fred Saari

      Yooper here in Ishpeming, Hello All  73 Fred
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    • Karl Kolderman

      hey guys I'm new to the  Club I was wondering if you guys can help me with a problem I have a 2005 Polaris sportsman  500 Just put a new piston rings new cam and rocker arms left the old valves in  it starts up warms up and then dies and  has  no compression 
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