Kawasaki ATV Forum banner

bayou

  1. 2005 Bayou 250 KLF 250-a3 — Won't start

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hey, guys! I'm new here, so please forgive if I have missed something. I recently pulled my Bayou 250 out of storage and the battery was completely dead. I purchased a new battery and installed it. Before it stored it, it was perfectly fine. e.g. turn on the key, put it in neutral and press...
  2. New to the form

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hey guys. I'm new to the forum, I just bought my first atv yesterday. Bayou 220. Wanting to eventually progress into a bigger rig. The guy who I bought it from said BOTH the tires and wheels are interchangeable. As long as they are FOUR lug? Is that the case? Anything I should know about my...
  3. 1996 Bayou 300 4x4

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hi I am newish to atvs and have a problems with my bayou, in neutral the quad keeps revving and the only way to stop it is to turn it off. Any idea how to fix it? Also the semi auto clutch is stiff and shifts hard, how would I fix this?
  4. 1990 BAYOU 220 Behind Left Cover

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    90 BAYOU 220 Initially the timing had jumped so I took the top cover off to see the gear and i took the screw out to see the marks on the bottom. I started to put it back on time and some of the chain managed to get kinked in the bottom end which forced me to have to remove the...
  5. bayou fuel

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I am new to the forum. I have a small horse farm i Sweden and just bought a bayou 300 4x4 from 98. I plan to use it mainly for finishing the surface in the riding house, fencing and for som snow plaughing. The seller said i should fuel i up with two stroke gasoline. Is that right? I´w...
  6. Bayou 300 engine on prairie frame?

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Would it bolt up if not how much fab work would be involved I have a prairie frame in really good condition and a bayou engine that run with wiring harness and all electronics
  7. 91 Bayou 300 4x4 won't rev when warm.

    Everything Else
    Background info first. A few months ago I bought a 91 Bayou 300 4x4 very cheap, it needed a piston and I swapped a good condition used cylinder/piston set from a parts bike. Also cleaned the carb, adjusted valves, oil change, new battery, etc. The bike has good compression cold or warm (around...
  8. '97 Bayou 220 cutting out

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    I currently own a 1997 Bayou 220. The atv starts fine, and will rev all the way up in neutral. When i shift into gear, I can only give it about 1/4 throttle before it starts cutting out. If i continue to give it throttle it will turn off altogether. I have replaced the spark plug and nothing...
  9. 1098 bayou 300 2x4 starter replacement.

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    i was wondering if any one could explain to me the process of replacing the electric starter? I had to replace mine recently and when I went to put the starter back on I feel like the spindle in the end of the starter isn't goig all the way into the little gear with the chain on the inside. Any...
  10. Need Help w/ tire sizing!

    Everything Else
    I have an '06 Bayou 250..putting new tires on it but having trouble determining a size. Looking for something aggressive and most shops say the only OEM size tire really isn't.....(F) 21x8x9 (R) 22x10x10.... could i put a 23x10x10 on front and rear? Or is the 10" rim diameter too big for a 9"...
  11. Bayou 220 lost spark after cleaning carb??

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    I pulled the carb on my 2001 bayou to be cleaned. removed seat, gas tank cover and gas tank, handlebars and the airbox to get at the carb. After I finished cleaning it, I put it back on and hooked up the fuel line from the gas tank. I just set the gas tank on top and ran the line to it to see if...
  12. 1991 Bayou 220 compression release lever

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hello everyone. I am new to the forum here. I just picked up a 1991 Kawasaki Bayou 220 on Craigslist for cheap. I wanted a project atv for my 12 year old daughter. I got it to start and run, even though it will need the carb rebuilt among other things. I was wondering if anyone has seen the...
  13. My Bayou 250 and its Problems

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hello, I have a 2006 Bayou 250. I bought it off of my cousin as he wasn't using it much anymore and it was just sitting. He barley used it on the farm and he was the one who bought it brand new. When i first took it home it was running rough, it wouldn't run unless the choke was on. So i went...
  14. 1988 KLF300B will not stay running, manual please

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Just bought an 88 300 bayou that sat for 2 years, i cleaned the gas tank, rebuilt the carb, built a new exhaust and muffler, cleaned every electrical connection, checked the timing, new plug wire and proper plug, charged the existing battery after topping it off with water. when charged the bike...
  15. Kawasaki bayou 250

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hey guys, just want to see some of the things you've done to your Kawasaki bayou 250 2x4.
  16. Bayou 220 will idle but dies with fuel

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Forum, It seems like a lot of individuals experience this but no one ever completes the thread with a fix. I have a early 90's (1994 maybe) Bayou 220 that has not run for 2 yrs. Acts the same today as it did then. As of today I have rebuilt the carb (cleaned and new injectors, needle...
  17. Tried everything, can't figure out grounding issue

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    I think I found out why my kill switch and electric start button dont work.. I unhooked the battery from ground and touched the brown wire (supplying power to the light switch, kill switch & electric start) and the negative cable at the battery (but not connected to the battery for testing...
  18. Trying to put Lawn Tractor ignition switch on Bayou 300

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Ok, I went and forked out some money for a carb, but am too cheap to buy an ignition switch (previous owner put a toggle switch on), I was trying to put some kind of ignition switch (with a key) so I though about a spare lawn tractor switch I had.. The diagram for the switch is attached and the...
  19. bayou 220 idles good but stops

    Everything Else
    last week it was running like shit and sputtering then i found out the plug that goes on the ignition coil was loose. i fix it then it was running really good, it sat for a week and i started it up today it started first pull but whenever i push the throttle just a little bit at stops running. i...
  20. Jetting?!!

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Does anyone know what the jet sizes are on a 09 bayou 250 I can not find it anywhere :confused:
Top