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I bought my son a 1994 Kawasaki Bayou 220 and since then I've been lurking on this forum for quite a while now looking for answers to problems. Most of which I have found without having to post anyting. I saw this post and watched the video on page 1 and I have the same noise. Has this been diagnoised and solved by the ones posting about it? If so, what did you find?
I am experiencing this noise plus what I would consider to be a large amount of crankcase pressure venting out of both ends of the hoses from the PCV valve and coming out around all the rubber seals with electic wire running through them. I have adjusted the valves to .008 on the intake and .009 on the exhaust and while the compression check went higher, the blow by is still about the same. No smoke on start up out of the exhaust or while running, just smoke and pressure from the PCV valve. I have adjusted the timing chain also. I am leaning towards buying a top end kit, but I just wanted a little conformation before I tore into it.
Also, on the top end kits, I've been told different stories on honing the cylinder. I am leaning towards using a ball hone. What is everyone's experience with this, to do it or not to do it? If you did, what grit ball hone did you use? Someone on eBay is selling one that stats it's for the 220 with a grit of 320. I've been told that different rings require different grits. I wrote Namura and asked them what they recommended, but they haven't responded.
I know this may be considered to be a "dead thread," but I hate making new ones when all the information found here could benefit a lot of people searching for answers. Thanks.
Last edited by Wisewr; 02-12-2013 at 02:28 PM.