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post #1 of 83 Old 08-15-2018, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Restoration 2006 Kawasaki Prairie 700 4X4 Mean Green Special Edition

Hi All, I finished up my Prairie 400 restore and this is my next project.. It is a 2006 Kawasaki Prairie KVF700D 4X4 Mean Green Special Edition. I got this for next to nothing , it is in really rough shape. The current owner stated that the engine is seized and he only rode it twice after putting on brand new tires. It has been sitting in the yard under a tarp for more than two years.. Here it is when I brought it home. Actually in those photos I had already removed the recoil starter cover and put a 19MM socket on the bolt with a breaker bar to gently see if the motor was seized. I got lucky it is not seized and moves like it should until you start to feel it bind. If I am lucky this could be a timing chain or dropped valve. I will start tearing it down..
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Getting it stripped down and I am a little worried. I see paint markings on the cylinders.. F and R designating front and rear cylinders.. That means someone has been in here before....
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Got it all apart and the motor out.....
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Ok, I took off the Rear Head first and found a broken timing chain and the piston had hit the intake valves.. The Intake valves are just a little stuck open and binding. The top of the piston looks fine. I then removed the cylinder. They cylinder looks to be in great condition, but I am not sure if these are factory pistons.. I took off the front head and everything looks great. Took off the front cylinder and it looks great. I then checked the connecting rod on the rear cylinder, it feels nice and tight with no play when pulling it straight up and down and moves smoothly like it should on the crank shaft. Then I checked the front connecting rod and there is a slight amount of play when moving it up and down.. I do not think that is a good sign.. Ok, this where I need advice and help.. I have never done anything other than rings or valves in these type engines.. Everything in the bottom end has always been great. So I am guessing I need a valve job with new Valves, springs, Etc.. All timing Chains replaced. I will check the cam for tolerances as well as the other head parts to see if they need to be replaced. So here is my question. I would like to know since the front cylinder connecting rod has a little play in it on the crank, can I just replace the connecting rod bearings on the front cylinder without splitting the crankcase? Everything else seems great with no play in the bottom end.Other than rod bearings should I be replacing anything else on the bottom end? Are these known for wearing out parts on the bottom end? If this was your engine what would you do? Thanks for any help...
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there is a crank diameter check, to see if its good. mine wasent but the bearing was spun for a while so it had a bunch of abrasions

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there is a crank diameter check, to see if its good. mine wasent but the bearing was spun for a while so it had a bunch of abrasions
Ok, so if I check the crank diameter and it is within spec with not scratches then I can put in the new connecting rod bearings without splitting the crankcase?
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should be good if it measures more

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should be good if it measures more
Thanks for the response be back in a few days with the outcome....
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Had some time today. I removed the Pistons and first the rear connecting rod. The connecting rod bearings were worn but both the connecting rod and crankshaft looked good. Then I removed the front connecting rod.... Wow.... The connecting rod bearing not only spun but one half went inside the other half and the crankshaft is pretty scored. You can see in the photos. So I am guessing I need to replace the crank... Am I correct? Even if it could be machined the cost would not be far off from a new Hot Rod Crank... I see Hot Rod has a whole bottom end kit for $800.... I am ready for some input .. Thanks for any help..
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