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  1. No Spark While Holding Start Button...

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    ... one spark when the button is released. 89 Bayou 300. Runs great. Will start with pull rope. Pulled the plug and grounded it. While holding the start button, the engine spins but no spark. When the button is released, one spark is emitted. I've searched the forums and found a thread from...
  2. Brute 650 starting issue

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hi, new to the page and sure need some help. Got a well maintained 06 brute force about 6 months ago. It is a beast! I love it. Developed a starting issue. Loud grinding sound from the right side of the bike. It will start with the pull start, of course until that broke:(. So far: Took out...
  3. 2003 kfx 80cc. Not getting spark. Need help

    Everything Else
    Ok so bought this 2003 Kawasaki kfx 80cc. I test drove it. I got it home an battery was weak. I put a jump box on it it turned over I was choking it then it stop. I noticed it popped the little red button by bumper pushed it back in couldn't get to to start. Pulled the plug no fire. Took a test...
  4. 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...
  5. Bayou 220 only starts with jumper cables??

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    I have a bayou 220 that will only start with a battery charger on it. Electric start won't work as soon as I take them off, and engine kills? I've heard these bayous need the battery to run, but the battery has been dead on my 91 bayou for years and it still starts first pull. I'd be fine with...
  6. 98 lakota starter problem

    Kawasaki Mojave/Lakota
    I've got a 1998 Lakota 300 and I took the starter out with out removing the side cover and now I cant get the starter back in. How do I remove the left engine side cover to get to the chain and gear? I removed all the 10mm bolts and the pull start cover but it still won't come off. Do I need to...
  7. Electric start issue on 2002 Kawasaki Prairie 400

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    When I press my start button I only hear a clicking noise in the solenoid. I can pull start the bike easily but would like to figure why my electric start is not working. I have a new fully charged battery, replaced the solenoid and start relay circuit. Nothing has helped so far. Any suggestions...
  8. Electric Starter not starting motor - Bayou ATV

    Everything Else
    Hi Everyone. New member here. I've been working on a project, resurrecting a 1985 Kawasaki Bayou 185. I finally got the bike running today, using the pull start, but I'm having trouble with the electric start. I checked the solenoid & the starter motor, both seem to be working fine. Solenoid...
  9. How to check a Starter Circuit Relay!

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    HOW TO: Check Your Starter Circuit Relay! I had to figure some things out by myself, because I wasn't getting much help with any of my electrical problems, I finally found out that I had a bad Starter Relay (solenoid), but in the process of discovering that, I thought up a way of testing the...
  10. 1998 bayou 220 battery/starter problems

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    My neutral light wouldn't turn on or starter button wouldn't work, so I changed the fuse, and now my starter button only clicks when I try to start it. Any help?
  11. 86 Bayou Starter Issues?

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hello everyone... I have an 86 Kawasaki Bayou KLF300A (Technically only the frame is the 300A model, I suspect the engine is different.) I've put a new carb on it back in the spring of last year... One day it just stopped running and I tried and tried to get it to start it and it wouldn't...
  12. Bayou 220 Electrical problems

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Ill begin this by saying that Im by no means a mechanic, but Im smart enough where with a little guidance I can usually handle things. My problem, I traded a gun for a 2001 Bayou 220. Bike is in good shape and runs well. The push button started doesnt work, the neutral and reverse lights dont...
  13. what is wrong with my Starter solenoid

    Everything Else
    2002 Prairie 300 4x4 - the starter button stopped working. I have systematically looked at the issue from the button itself down to the solenoid on to the starter and the battery. For the life of me I have no idea what is the problem. The starter button shows it has voltage reaching it. The...
  14. WTF is wrong?

    Kawasaki KFX450/KFX400
    OK.from the begining. Went for a short ride the day before my race a couple weeks ago. My wiring harness somehow fell far enough down from the sub frame on my 04 kfx 400 that when my suspension compressed, the chain cut through one wire, and exposed bare wire on 2 more. my quad then killed...
  15. Kawi Bayou 220 help

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Hey guys I just bought a 2001 Kawasaki Bayou 220 for me and my wife to ride. We rode around last weekend and everything was fine, but then when we jumped on it today I noticed that it felt like the throttle was sticking. When I was in netural it would start revving up like I was holding the...
  16. 2000 bayou 220 starter turnsover a few times and stops

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    I have a 2000 bayou 220. I have been tuning it for a couple weeks. It starts and runs using the pull cord. The starter used to work as well and then it did the following. It is in neutral, green light is on, when you push start, it cranks over a few times then it acts like it went from full...
  17. Kfx 450r '08 starter dragging

    Kawasaki KFX450/KFX400
    I have a 2008 KFX 450r that has had a hard time starting cold ever since I got it. I had read that this was a common problem but would go away once the bike was broke in. Thinking I was just having bad luck with batteries I have been thru 3 of them. I now have three good batteries. The problem...
  18. Starting problems from day 3 of owning

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    Since buying my beloved 2006 KVF 700(Canada's prairie equiv) brand new at local dealership. I have loved the performance and dependability of my quad. Unfortunately, since the 3rd time i used it approx 6 months after buying it i have had starting issues that started progressively getting worse...
  19. 2006 650 won't start with starter.

    Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou
    hi,I have a 2006 brute force 650. the starter will not even click. when the button is pushed it is dead silent. the pull rope will start the bike. battery is good also. the run swith is on. all fuses are intact too. any ideas? if i have missed anything ask me. the starter/ start button just quit...
  20. 2004 KFX 400 electrical problems. PLEASE HELP!

    Kawasaki KFX450/KFX400
    Okay. 2 weeks ago I went riding in the snow for about an hour. I came back in, let my 2004 KFX 400 sit for about an hour and half and then went out to ride again. When I turned the key, nothing lit up. I assumed the battery could have been dead because of the cold weather, but it was fine. I...
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