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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Can anybody tell me the compression ratio of an 89 Kawasaki Bayou KLF300C 4x4? I probably want to raise it but how do you recomend to do it?
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Re: compression

get one of them there high compression pistons..id check wiseco they might have them..or since you machine is alittle old maybe siply rebuilding the engine will give you more compression
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I believe it is low- around 8.6:1. its less than 9:1. I can check my manual.

The only real easy to raise compression is to put a different piston in it.

If you find a good inexpensive kit, let me know. I'm going to put a piston kit in mine soon. I hear a weird sound coming from the top end and I was getting a little smoke on acceleration.
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Re: compression

I couldn't find a high compression piston so I ordered a wiesco. Nobody could tell me if this piston would raise compression any. I had a loud ticking noise coming from the top end of mine and I found that the timing chain was worn too much for the tensioner to do anything, so I put in a new chain and that fixed it.
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Hmmm, I'm getting a ticking type sound too. Was it a metallic sounding tick?

Could you tell the chain was worn before you replaced it? how much was the wiesco and where did you get it. I will probably need an oversized one (not that it matters but it will cost me a little to bore it out)
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Yes it was ametallic sounding tick. The check if the chain is worn past what the tensioner can adjust for, there is a round cover with two bolts on the side of the engine with the recoil starter. Take that cover off and you'll see the timing chain and gear. The chain shouldn't have any play in it. Mine was almost loose enough to jump the teeth on the gear. I got the weisco and top end gasket set from midwestmoto.com for $120 with shipping. I think the piston with rings and pin was $85. It took about a week for them to get it to me.
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Re: compression

I didn't even know they made a Bayou that far back. Anyway, Wiseco probably makes one. The only other way to raise the compression is to have the head or top of the cylinder milled.
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