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Old 09-22-2011, 05:02 PM
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Got a deal on a 250 kawasaki bayou... $50.

Only thing is it has sat up for 3-4 years. Figured id buy it and rebuild it. One of those bikes just to tear around with. Anybody ever have one of these??
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:21 PM
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Also using it to cross a marsh area. Since its so light.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:33 PM
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Boys had one.....they're tough as nails.....just sitting up should just be the carb. Needs rebuilding & a battery.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:37 PM
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Boys had one.....they're tough as nails.....just sitting up should just be the carb. Needs rebuilding & a battery.
Thats what I figured. Was going to pull carbs, check spark plug, new battery, make sure all lines are clear.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:42 PM
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Parts are usually easy to find...if there's something as in parts that you can't find give me a shout, there's a guy here close to the house that can gets just about anything you're looking for.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:43 PM
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If it was running before it was put up for a few years ....I would drain the gas, new plug, change oil, and just pull the bowl on carb and look at it. May spray a few shots of cleaner in the carb and put bowl back on and see if it runs before you tear into it.

Might be pleasantly surprised.
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Make sure you check tank for rust!
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:50 PM
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That too.. planned on pulling tank off, and draining. Will have it tomorrow.
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My nephews frame rusted out after 4 years. But he lives in Cameron.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:14 PM
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Cameron + fourwheeler = rust

The marsh I'm in is freshwater so she won't be too bad. Wish I could put some bigger tires on it. 24 in is the max I've heard so far
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:18 PM
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All you need. Anything bigger will bog it down. Stock size tire + the light weight you'll be surprised what it'll go through.
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All you need. Anything bigger will bog it down. Stock size tire + the light weight you'll be surprised what it'll go through.
I'll play around with it and see. Had a buddy tell me to snorkel it.. but I don't see much point in it, might just do it for the fun of it..
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:39 PM
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Nephews was a Bayou, but don't think it was a 250. I think it was something like a 220, 2 wheel drive.
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fool if you do a good search I'm sure you can find the service manual on that bike
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Used to have a 220. That thing was a beast. Light as hell and quick. Couldnt kill it. The 250 should make you a good bike.
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Bring it to da house, i can make that work
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Shawn + miller light + working on bike = not good lol
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Shawn + miller light + working on bike = not good lol
You'd be surprised what i can do, im an electrician on the side...remeber dat!
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We had a 220 when i was a kid. Had some mud machines on the back and that thing would go through hell and back every weekend and never stop. Solid machine. Good luck with it.
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jldsc can give you more info, his cousin put this together. He can cross the bayou with it. I'm sure marsh wouldn't be a problem.
Might be a 300, but you get the idea.
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