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  1. lagomu

    1985 yamaha moto 4 not starting

    Did you get to start?
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    1985 yamaha moto 4 not starting

    You may have a drop of water in a fuel line or filter. Open the drain on the carb to see if there is fuel in the float bowl.
  3. You are correct on the idle mixture screw. The rubber hose should be routed down to the bottom of the machine and left open. It is a drain hose.
  4. In your initial post you described a rich fuel condition that got worse as you increased throttle. You were right too think along the line of a choke stuck closed or other obstructions in the intake. Next you removed and cleaned your carb to no avail. There is one item often overlooked when cleaning a carb. The needle jet which sets just above the main jet. It is a small (usually brass ) tube with a series of small holes in the side. If those holes are restricted or clogged your fuel mixture will be too rich. Make they are clean and be careful not to alter their size. Your new carb on the other hand has a lean condition and most likely could be corrected with a larger main jet.
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    1996-2000 Polaris Sportsman 335/500 Service Manual

    Thanks for sharing this valuable resource.
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    Free moped

    I have a Motobecane 50cc moped that needs a home. I picked it up a few years ago for a restoration project but never got around to it. It is complete and would be an excellent father - son project. All the parts needed are available at "treatlandtv.com". If interested it is yours for the taking. I am located in Maryville, Tn.
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    Just here for a manual

    I found this forum while looking for a manual for a newly acquired sportsman 500 and decided to join after seeing diversity of the members. I would have joined anyway because of the wealth of knowledge and the eagerness to share. I agree with Ajmboy. A little participation is a small price for all the benefits here. Thanks to all who contribute
  8. Good morning hope the weather forecast is right looking forward to a few days of dry weather and mild temps
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    5 Mistakes ATV Beginners Make

    I worked at a Honda dealer in Vero Beach Fl. when they introduced the atc 90. We set the first two up as demos and spent every weekend at Hobart Park (about 2 square miles of sand dunes and a few wooded trails) where we first learned what they would and would not do, then made every effort to instruct customers on what we learned. Some learned and some did not. It was a sad day for me when those who would not or could not learn brought about the end of the 3 wheeler. Quads are far more stable and versatile. They should have been an addition instead of a replacement. Having learned to ride on a 3 wheeler I will always miss them. My advice to any new rider; the biggest safety issue with any machine is the operator, know the limitations (yours and the machines) and last you will never be it's master treat it with respect or it will bite you. Ride safe and never stop learning.
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    Polaris ATV Valve Adjustment

    Good pics and the info is spot on.
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    Polaris Online Parts Catalog

    Good info Thanks
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    ATV Front End Alignment How To

    That reminds me I need to check mine. Thanks
  13. lagomu

    Bike/brand of choice?

    Back to the topic, I,ll be a Honda fan until I die. I went to work as a mechanic at a Honda shop in Oak Ridge Tn in the fall of 69. The owner sent me to the Honda training center in Atlanta several times. Since then I have worked at a lot of motorcycle and car dealers and none have impressed as much as Honda. I remember when Japanese bikes were considered to be cheap imports. We've learned a lot since then.
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    Bike/brand of choice?

    For the most part you do get what you pay for. On the other hand there people enjoying bikes and quads that would not be able to if not for the cheap stuff.
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    1996 Polaris Sportsman 500

    A manual is at the top of my list,but I need a few more post for that. I've got to get the plastic all off and give it a good cleaning. Put a winch on last weekend and saw there is a lot of dust buildup under the covers from sitting. I'll send some pics soon.