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  1. pcdoc2001

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  2. You can test the starter clutch because it's supposed to freewheel one way and engage the other way. I don't have a manual for your bike but most bikes the starter clutch involves the timing chain so if you don't know how to properly time the bike then you might want to phone a friend or youtube it. Here's a picture of the clutch https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/suzuki/atv/1988/quadrunner-lt-4wd/starter-clutch I would DEFINITELY get a manual before messing with this. Hit me back if you need more help.
  3. Man, you're not kidding! Partzilla wants $50 for that shifter. I found it for $10 here: https://www.powersportsnation.com/suzuki-quad-runner-250-97-foot-shifter-25600-19b70-16073.html?utm_source=google_cpc&utm_medium=g&utm_campaign=10651381386&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8vqGBhC_ARIsADMSd1B3uMOAj9niRmXxvFhNyze5QzV_xtbnUmHxuYeRC9xoouOcYGIL_eoaAvCdEALw_wcB Handle bars: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264299258060?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28 Not sure what you want for the ignition
  4. I'm not certain of what you're trying to do but her's a parts breakdown of my Bayou 220 starter and Partzilla had everything that I needed for great prices. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/atv/1997/bayou-220-klf220-a10/recoil-starter
  5. The lines from the vent on the carburetor go down to the bottom of the bike. It sounds like the needle and seat on the carburetor are leaking. This is really bad because it's possible to fill up the engine with fuel. To properly test the needle valve with the carburetor apart put the float on with the needle jet in place in the seat. When you hold the carburetor upright the float will drop down and you can blow through the fuel inlet. when you flip the carburetor upside down the weight of the float will now be pressing down on the needle and seat. You should be able to pull a vacuum on the hose attached to the fuel inlet on the carburetor and pull a vauum with your mouth, seal it off with your tongue and it should hold vacuum.
  6. On the Kawasaki the positive battery cable goes to the starter solenoid/ power distribution box. there is a direct internal path from the positive side of the solenoid, (where the positive cable connects to the solenoid) One popular problem that I have seen is clients who thought that it didn't matter which way that they hooked up the two wire on the top of the solenoid. This is absolutely incorrect as one of the terminals supplies power to the entire cycle and the other one is only activated when you hit the starter button and the contacts in the solenoid close, which then sends full battery power to the starter through the other big wire. (That is one of the other things that can't happen if the solenoid is connected backwards because if the ignition switch doesn't get the power from the starter solenoid then there is no power that can be sent back to the activation wire on the solenoid to close the points) Basically you need to check to see whether power is available: at the positive post of the starter solenoid, at the fuse located on the bottom of the starter solenoid, on the wires leading from the starter solenoid to the ignition switch. Using an ohmmeter you can check to see if the paths in the starter solenoid are complete from the battery side to the other three wires plugged into the solenoid, (fourth one is a return wire from the starter switch to turn the solenoid on. The first three power everything on the bike. I hope that this helps, Joe
  7. On the Kawasaki the positive battery cable goes to the starter solenoid/ power distribution box. there is a direct internal path from the positive side of the solenoid, (where the positive cable connects to the solenoid) One popular problem that I have seen is clients who thought that it didn't matter which way that they hooked up the two wire on the top of the solenoid. This is absolutely incorrect as one of the terminals supplies power to the entire cycle and on is only activated when you hit the starter button and the contacts in the solenoid close. (That is one of the things that can't happen if the solenoid is connected backwards) Basically you need to check to see whether power is available: at the positive post of the starter solenoid, at the fuse located on the bottom of the starter solenoid, on the wires leading from the starter solenoid to the ignition switch. I hope that this helps, Joe
  8. I'm also new to the site. I live in Gallatin, Tennessee but my shop is in Bethpage, Tennessee in the sticks! We repair vehicles of all types and a bunch of farm equipment, mowers, chainsaws, etc. Currently riding and fixing up a Kawasaki 220, I have a Honda 450 as well as a bunch of dirt bikes.
  9. By the way that's a really cool picture of you and your baby!
  10. Grab a voltmeter, (if you don't have one you can get a cheap one at Harbor Freight for about ten bucks that works well) Put the voltmeter on 20 volt dc setting and check the battery voltage. A properly charged battery will have about 12.4 volts at rest. Now, while measuring the voltage have someone hit the starter button and see how much the voltage drops. If the voltage drops down to seven volts or something similar to that then the battery is dead. I'm a professional mechanic. If there's any way that I can help you to get the kids riding again I will be glad to help. I'm new here so I don't know how to PM someone but if you have any questions I can answer them on the phone pretty easily. Just Google, "Rock Bridge Automotive Repair" and you will see my telephone number. Give me a shout if you need some advice.
  11. New to the forum. I just wanted to shout out a hello to everyone. I run a professional mechanic shop called Rock Bridge Automotive Repair here in the little town of Bethpage, TN. I'm located WAY out in the country so I can just test drive the ATV's and dirt bikes in the 500 acres behind my shop or any one of the large farms around me. (Most of my neighbors are really friendly to me.) I just picked up a little Kawasaki 220 Quad to push and pull cars and maybe a little bit of playtime behind the shop. I like the site here so far.

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