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Frank Angerano

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  1. Welcome to Quadcrazy @Maxx.  Oil levels in the gauge/sight glass wont be accurate when running. Oil is consistently flowing through the engine so its never all in the same place for an accurate oil reading.  If your not getting an accurate reading then its safe to say its ok.    Engine off, wait 15 minutes and take an oil reading. You will be at 97%  accuracy of your dipstick or sight glass.  The other 3% is still in the head or lining the engine walls.  As far as battery ratings; go on Amazon, there are tons so have at it. I personally like the pirate battery. 

    YTX5L-BS Replacement Motorcycle Battery - Rechargeable High Performance - AGM - Sealed Maintenance Free - Pirate Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDRYQLZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vCEWEbG7WTPD0

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  2. unfortunately you cant test a cdi. @MarkinAR is correct about that. However cdi inits get moisture inside and they will not work.  Especially if its an atv thats been sitting outside for a long time.  
    You can take the cdi and bake it in the oven at 200 deg for 10 min.  Oven reaching temp first then put the cdi in  no more then 10 min.  Take it out and let it cool. Give it a shot, if it works you know its a moisture issue.   

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  3. Glad to hear you found the problem. I've  been tied up with work and stuff around the house so i haven't been on the forum much.    Off  the top of my head I think the main sleeve hub nut is about 65 foot lbs. the springs are about 7 -8 foot lbs and the spring support bolt was 16 ish.  I like to use thread lock on all parts. 

  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/142482811851

    Here is a later year. See if its close as far as appearance. Maybe you can make it work.  And when i say make it work mean maybe have to bend a little here or there.  One thing you don't want to do is make home made brake parts.  After all its only to stop the atv!!! Lol. But seriously maybe before you do anything maybe try to remove all the blocked lines from the quad.    Hang them up and go buy a can of gumout carburetor cleaner with the small red tube on the nozzle.   Spray it inside the lines and let them sit for 24 hours.   Blow them out with a compressor and slowly work them clean.   Try to snake a bicycle brake cable trough the lines by twisting and spraying.  It may take some repetition but i bet you can get the flared line clean at minimum.      

  5. Ya know the funny thing is all the shit like this up high or even 1000 feet below the surface does not bother me one bit but small things like ticks and fleas freak me out! And I'm  always in the woods!!! But when i get home its a full body search.  Oh and cotton ball's..... I absolutely cant touch cotton balls. Freaks me out! 

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  6. @Ajmboy it really does not bother me being up that high.  In the second set of pictures I'm literally standing on the corner edge of the building.  There is scaffolding not to far below or i would not have done it.   I still cant believe how clear and good the visibility was. We haven't seen that in a long time.  

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  7. Look up oil supply line for any bayou 300. See what you find.  Ive taken 300's and 400's apart and have not seen an internal port that pumps oil up to the head to date. Either way absolute way to test the oil pump is as i described in my previous post. The oil filter test is a sure fire way to test the pump. No matter which way you may think the oil flows! Oil MUST pump through the filter correct??? So follow the steps as mentioned and you will know if the pump is in fact bad. No matter what way the oil is pumped!!



  8. Thanks @MarkinAR i tried to explain this earlier in the post about the oil line.  
    @Grant Fellowes what you should try to do is the following. Make sure the engine has oil, then pull the oil filter off, dump it out so it's completely empty.  Put the empty filter back on and start the engine and let it run for a few seconds. Remove the filter and see if its full. If not thats a good indicator that the pump is not working. After this you should start the engine one more time quickly without the filter on and you should see oil pumping where the filter goes. Again if no oil then the pump is not working.  

    If it is the oil pump then the right side engine cover has to come off along with clutches etc to change it out. Its located down low toward the front of the engine.  Whats most likely happening is the nylon gear that drives the pump has separated from the shaft.  The gear is spinning but the shaft is not.   

  9. First thing i would do are make some trail markers.  As you make your way through the trails mark along the way.  If you find a nice wet spot make it a mud pit and mark up a makeshift map as you go along the way. Some of the places i ride including  my place have the mud trail and an alternate dry trail.   And mark it and make a map as you go.  @mikeexplorer flys a drone over alot of tye old railways and logging trails etc to get a real bird's eye view of the area.   

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  10. Today the blue angels and the thunderbirds flew over NYC as well as many other parts of the state. I shot up to the roof today to snap a few pics and videos.  I go to the air show every year so seeing fighter jets is not new to me but seeing them over the big city is pretty cool.

     I attached pics and videos. Hopefully you can see the videos as well. Anyone else get to see or take pics? 




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  11. Agreed with @MarkinAR on all things to check. Im sure the spark plug is fine, new and gapped etc. Not what I was getting at so pull the plug and test for spark while your cranking! Reason why: All though your solenoid may  be bad it would not prevent the engine from starting by jumping the solenoid. So if you have NO spark then like i said earlier,,,the problem may be something causing the solenoid not to work as well as KILLING the spark. Get it now? For instance if the kill switch contacts inside the switch broke it  will not allow the atv to start.  This is a common problem, including instances where the insides of the controls being soaking wet.   Wire harnesses short out from the outer insulation wearing away From rubbing against the frame etc and eventually short out against the frame.   So you should be wiggling the harness and pressing the start button to see if there is a short or a break.  There is also a fuse next to some of the solenoids under a rubber cap.  
    There is a process of elimination here that you should follow and the problem will surface.  Feel free to order a new solenoid but it may not be the issue and days wasted. 

  12. Ok thats fine but at least the starter is working.  That small plug on the relay, one wore should have 12v to it. If you have that then the solenoid is probably bad.  Easy enough part to get.  Double check your kill switch is also working properly and not causing all this. 
    I would also pull the spark plug out and test for spark while your cranking the engine. If you have no spark and no start button then the problem could be causing them both and not a bad relay.  

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