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About MrSchaeferPants

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  1. Got the rest of my carb stuff in today. Had the kit for the last week, but waiting for the throttle cable retainer clip thing, and the plastic baffle plate that goes in the carb bowl. Hopefully it wont want to cut off on the steep stuff anymore. All went well, kit came with everything. Tearing it down and reading my manual, there was a lot of things missing. Either way, my vacuum issues should be fixed. My pilot screw is set at 2.5 turns out now instead of the 4.5 it was previously, and runs well. The main needle was set at its most lean setting (kit came with a new one also), book said 3rd f
  2. Need to get a multimeter and check for voltage. You should be able to check everything in the system (cutoff relay for example) for voltage. Check those fuses, make sure theyre good. Parts dont usually mysteriously crap out. Fuses could depending on the situation.
  3. Just went to go look, I only remembered one connection on the post, but there are two wires that share the same eye bolt connection. The thick wire, goes to to the relay>starter. The thin wire dissapears into the harness, and per manual, to a fuse, then regulator/rectifier. The starter relay itself, which is mounted left of the battery on the frame rail, has the thick wire from the battery, and to the starter motor. And it also has two small wires with a plug, and dissapears into a harness. My diagram showing ones ground, and one to the cutoff relay. Hopefully its something simple, loose
  4. First, hello and welcome! I'm new to ATVs, and this forum, and also recently got an 89 Big Bear 350. Its been fun learning about them and tinkering with it. The starting system is pretty easy, ignition cylinder(on/off), Starting circuit cut off relay, starter relay, starter motor, and battery. If all you did was remove the winch, perhaps you didnt see another wire, the power wire to the Batt, is perhaps not hooked back up? Perhaps they spliced the winch power wire into the main wire, and in removing that, you no longer have power. No idea w/o seeing it. Lets get the easy stuff out of the way
  5. Got my new ignition cylinder in the mail yesterday, so no more turning it on/off with a screwdriver or random key that falls out while riding. Got a tire gauge that reads low enough, someone had them things at 20psi :shock2: Hell says on the tire not to exceed 15psi to seat the bead, 5psi running. So I lowered them all to 10psi and drove around for a bit, then down to 5psi. What a huge amazing difference it made in ride comfort Not to mention Im sure the traction is way better, Ill find out. Still waiting for more parts to come in. Forgot to get an oil filter in my last order of parts, so m
  6. Yeah thats what Ive read. When I find a good deal on a entire front brake assembly Ill give it a try. Currently my front brakes do nothing, so some steep hills are kind of a hairy situation. My only real complaint is being a solid rear, when I traverse a hill horizontally one of the rear wheels lift off the ground, and I pucker up a bit hoping it wont tip over. But today I went everywhere my neighbors newer fully independent quad went so The day I brought it home The exhaust, towards the right you can see where it came undone, I just welded it closed. The baffle was just rattli
  7. Im used to build threads coming from the 4x4 truck world. Im sure not as many here have older quads, but its my first, it is what it is. Im going to rock this thing I like modifying, making the things the best they can be so Ill try to do that with my quad. I know theres only so much I can do, but my main focus is reliability. I dont care so much about power or speed. My trails around here are crawling trails anyway, so Im in 1st-3rd most of the time. So I have an 89 Big Bear, full time 4x4, auto clutch, IFS, solid rear axle, drive-shaft, "disc" rear, drum front. Thats all I know for now, s
  8. Im new to ATVs. Rode buddies before but thats it. My first is an 89 Yamaha Big Bear 350. A full time 4x4 utility with an auto clutch. I guess it depends on your riding. I love having a utility around the house. I do want more of a sports to jump over stuff when the mood arises, selectable 2/4wd would be nice. My neighbor has a newer suzuki 4x4. He rides butt on the seat on rocky terrain I need to squat for because I have a solid rear. For a first quad I dont need more than a 350. I get over anything. 5up speeds, I top out a lot slower being full time 4x4, but I dont care about top speed but
  9. Added two trails last night! For any Arkansas people. Continuing my search for a really really good droid gps app that does exactly what I want it to as far as tracking routes. Plan on riding the trails, recording them as a map and uploading it to my trails so you can see where and what it looks like.
  10. My carb kit was $25. Bought it from some atv company that sells on ebay. Yamaha dealer and places like partspitstop doesnt offer a kit (as far as i know), only each piece individually. Im still learning and finding vendors. If your carb is like mine there should be two screws located at the base/underneath, the thumb screw on the bottom (one you can turn by hand) is the idle rpms. The one you need a screw driver for controls your pilot jet, or your idle air/fuel mixture. Now depending on carb, its in two locations, either before the throttle plate, or after. If its before the throttle plate,
  11. Backfiring out of the carb is a typical symptom of a lean condition. Vacuum leak (sucking air from places OTHER than air filter), or your pilot screw is set wrong, or both. Or somethings changed and it needs re-jetting, or someones monkeyd in the carb and changed the jets. Mine does this as well, or well did, like I said I leave my choke partly on. I know for sure I have a leak at the boot between the carb and engine. Take a can of carb or brake clean and spray it around your carb while its running, if the rpms increase, you have a vacuum leak. If I had to venture a guess
  12. Mine does that a bit too, I have an 89, I just ordered a carb rebuild kit. Theres really not much you can accomplish by sprays and what not, it really needs to be taken apart and cleaned. If you have never done a carb rebuild before dont be intimidated, take your time, take pics if needed, its pretty easy. Does your model carb have the single cable? Not sure when it switched as Im new to these, mine has two cables, one for the butterfly and one for the needle. Possibly a vacuum leak, sucking in air form somewhere, thats one of the reasons Im rebuilding mine, I cant run mine w/o the choke pa
  13. Hey all, just signed up. New to ATVs as well, just bought my first quad last week. 89 Yamaha Big Bear 350. Spent the last week or so ordering and installing some parts. Barely ran when I got it and now it does pretty well, still have some lean problems but Ill get to those. Waiting for my Clymer manual to come in so I can learn a bit more. Just downloaded a service manual from here so Im currently going through that till mine comes in. Took apart the carb and cleaned and adjusted it a bit, runs waaaaay better now, just got back from a test drive. I can take off and idle now w/o feathering the

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