The engine is basically positioned in the rear, and it needs a good clean, I don't have a pressure washer, so I can get the built on dirt off. My problem is the brake lever. I dont know if whoever had it before didn't know what they were doing or what but its the wrong lever for this machine. Spring came along, and now it doesn't start at all. .
Im lucky someone didn't die while riding this! I checked the airbox, and the air filter isn't for this quad, it also is barely sucking air. Its got wet brakes on the front that Im trying to get working. I don't know how the previous owner treated it, or when it's last oil change was. On the master cylinder it has a cable in it that has the wire that fits in a slot inside the lever itself but this lever isn't made for that. Checking the power to the switch is a good idea like mentions. There appears to be little to no compression, based on this. A word to the wise.
This the lever on it now. I tightened it and it consisted. I'm pretty sure the engine is flooded, as the spark plug produces a spark, but is oxidized. A fluid is coming out of the exhaust, and I'm told it could be water from over winter. I was gonna change out the rear brake shoes and when I went to pull off the wheel,get this, each wheel stud had 2 different sized washers holding the lug nuts to the wheel rim. We got it running, and all was good.
The summer before it had a hard time idling, but we fixed it by cleaning the carb, and messing with idle. I've had this machine for 2ish years, has ran great up until winter. Again,I have a 2004 Yam 400 Kodiak 4x4 and its an automatic model. I looked at the Yamaha website and the schematics only show a part that looks like this one here. Pay attention to what you buy.
A bolt on the engine has either oil or gas seeping through it,abd was loose. Have you checked the main fuse located next to the starting solonid. The stud holes were so worn out it had worn away the base of the studs and the holes were the size of quarter! Sometime during then, I managed to break the exhaust right before the muffler. Can someone point me in the right direction here? Near the end of last year, the only way for it to fire was the have full choke, and full throttle, and the engine bogged down and you had to keep on throttle for 25mins. Look carefully and keep a keen eye out. Does anyone know what wrong? Over winter, the throttle had dislocated, and I got it back in place. So I have a Honda Fourtrax 300 year 1988.
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