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  2. LOL, After further checking its not running rich, its blowing oil. With the compression being pretty good im assuming its the valve seals. Little more than I wanted to mess with as everything needs work. Just not worth the effort for what I got in it. I posted it for sale at double what I paid for it and have at least 20 offers. Hoping just to let it go tonight. Looking at it its pretty rough. Some pics for your enjoyment lol. Az
  3. So im back at it again. Another headache but different manufacturer. I picked up an 81 ATC 110 for almost nothing. It is nothing to look at but they seem to collect them out this way so I figured I could always get my money back no matter what the condition. The motor wasn't locked up and it had spark. Had not run in years (always the case) I pulled off the carb and cleaned it out the best I could, lots of corrosion. Years of water etc. after pulling it forever got it to fire but would barely idle and super rich off idle. Black smoke fouling out plug immediately. Ordered a (yes you guessed it a Chinese carb as only available) and still super rich, same no change. Choke is open. I lowered the metering rod as low as the adjustment goes. Turned in the a/f screw and bottomed it out still rich. Not flooding, float level good and nothing restricting air flow, air box is not there just open carb. I ended up checking compression and only had about 75psi I checked the valves and the exhaust valve was too tight. Loosened it up and got 110 PSI Now starts easier but still super rich. Black smoke when you rev it up if it revs up cant find any other way to lean it out. Have another carb on the way but not very confident it will fix it. Any weird things to look for? Checked cam timing its good. It has elect. ignition and even tried to advance the ign. timing just to see what would do. So what do the ATC Masters have to say? Pics to follow. Az
  4. Well I contacted the seller of the defective carburetor and they sent me another one. This one works great, tons of power, not lean at idle or off idle, idles great and starts great. Couple of pics of my 100 dollar atv after all the headaches. I love a challenge. Next is a 81 Honda ATC its the worst I have seen. anyway enjoy
  5. Yea I thought it was a good buy, had to drive about 70 miles one way to get it but still worth it. I used a cheap carb on the bayou 220 and worked fine but this one is like it was too small of a cfm. didn't seem lean as mixture went but was just too small. Like putting a 1 barrel on a blower set up. Just have to put all back together now and hope all the bolts are in the bucket I got along with the other parts with it.
  6. Update. Ok after re adjusting valves this morning and tearing everything down again I decided to get the original carb which was originally full of dirt and sand inside and went through it again, same as last time, compressed air, carb cleaner through all the jets, air bleeds etc. put that one back on the engine and fired it up and presto, like magic all power there, no more backfiring at idle, reved up great, drove it around and runs almost like new. must be a combination of valve timing, valve adjustments, carb problems all in one to finally fix it. I now agree with most everyone else that the Chinese carburetors are junk. Mimicked other problems, don't know if jets are too small or what, wasn't lean at all. Now the the last thing. I runs great but at an idle its about 300 rpms lean. I tried adjusting the needle at the bottom of the carb while running and no change. How can I richen it up at idle only and not off idle? There are no adjustments on the needle on the diaphragm. Float is fine, If I can fix that lean at idle it will be like new and I might have some hair left lol Thx. Az
  7. intake is fine, choke wise uses the plunger style, no butterfly. Not stuck. Even checked to see if rubber intake was cracked leaking vacuum, no problem found. Had a feeling it was gonna be a headache but for a 100.00 if I cant figure it out can always flip it. Kinda liked this one as has all the options I like including the locking rear diff. Gonna keep messing with it. let ya know Az
  8. Ok, finally received the adapter for the compression test it reads right at 120. I have double and triple checked the cam timing, Its perfect. I re adjusted the valves. I even made sure the piston was at tdc in case the crank key sheared. All looks good. I looked down the plug hole and piston looks super clean. Like I said the previous owner had a mechanic work on it. I tore down the carb and cleaned it out and even put a new one on, have even tried to adjust it while running still same. Plug is perfect color, carb is does not seem rich or lean at idle or off idle. Clutch not slipping, Charging at 14.2 I was going to check to make sure the ignition timing was advancing but when removing the inspection plug with the engine running it spews oil out like a mad volcano so cannot check that. Cannot be sure but it seems like its running hot,( more of a guess) I did remove the exhaust just to rule out plugged exhaust. Ran the same. Are these 300s just a dog? My 220 would run circles around this one. Im stumped. Any ideas? Az
  9. I can rev it in neutral but even in neutral very sluggish, kinda like if the cat/converter is plugged up. Gonna try opening up exhaust at the pipe just to check, you never know. I have had extensive experience in automotive but only on cars, it basically runs like the valve timing is off, can drive it but barely goes and if I hit 2nd gear it can barely handle it, not rich or lean mixture, im stumped but still waiting on compression, that should at least tell me if motor is ok. Gonna order a new tester with a 12mm thread pitch today. Let you know when I know the compression. Kinda sucks as going by what the previous owner told me. He said ran fine then one day had no power. His mechanic tears motor down, new valve seals, new chains, I found the wrist pin clip and old valve seals in the bucket of parts. but the problem is related to the original complaint. no power, nothing has changed. I found a thread on the same problem with the same vehicle but cant find out the outcome. link here.....https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/atvs-utility-vehicles/98508-kawasaki-bayou-300-no-power.html
  10. Not the carb. set right and also installed a new one with identical results. Not the clutch, no slipping, just no power, Feels like your trying to start off in 5th gear. adjusted timing and valves, will have to check compression when I find right adapter for gauge.
  11. Ok Reset timing, also adjusted intake and exh. valves. put back together still no power. sounds and feels like timing is retarted. runs smooth but wont get out of its own way. I can floor it and keep it from moving with my feet. Not a fuel issue, wondering if valve was damaged when he first had a problem. I guess next step is to check compression but have to find one small enough to fit the plug hole. Any ideas?
  12. So a few weeks ago ended up buying a 02 Bayou 300 for 100.00 Get there to see it and motor was gone through and parts missing, stuff not connected and a big freekin bucket of parts and bolts. He said had no power and mechanic said it was the wrist pin. Ended up leaving it in pieces and left like that. I end up getting most of it back together and manage to get it to fire up. I drive it and has no power! No missing just no power. I figure check the timing chain as he did replace that. Well I spin the motor over and guess what! A blind guy could have done a better jobs. Just one question, I loosen the top bolt on the tensioner then remove it right? Nothing is gonna fall inside the motor is it? just making sure, need this out before I can move the cam gear to the right location. Thanks in advance Az
  13. Well kinda fell off the page here but back now. Quad is all good and running great, no oil leaks either. Did a cheap 20 dollar rattle can camo paint job on it, changed 2 back tires and oil and plug Re did the seat etc. Not bad for 250.00 If not careful will do a wheelie and doesn't smoke one bit. Motor sounds great. Couple of pics then on to the next head ache. You will see. Az
  14. Nevermind, finally found an upclose pic I could see thanks

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