So on a spur of the moment decision, after checking CL everyday for a few weeks looking for a smaller 4wheeler for my daughters to learn on and ride, I bought a 1988 Yamaha YFM100 Champ atv.Pic of what my bike looks like
Anywho...When I picked it up, It needed a battery but the owner push started it and it fired right up. Smoked a little but still ran good. I rode it, went through all gears and all brakes worked fine.
Well, since then...after I brought it home and looked at it further, I think I may have bought a money pit
It needed a battery so I got one. When I put it in, it cranked over fine but would not start at all. Seems like the carb is flooding it out.
The carb screws are in poor shape.
Intake boot torn in half (have new one ordered)
May have weak compression as well but my tester won't adapt to the spark plug hole.
I'm now having a hard time finding parts for it. yes, BikeBandit has a lot of stuff but there isn't squat on ebay.
Here's is where I'm hoping to find some help...
Anyone have any sources to find parts for older bikes?
I don't mind putting a little bit of money in it. It has a new upholstered seat, new tires, good brakes, good gear box. Over all, the bike is in decent shape.
Looking for places to find affordable top end kits...piston, rings, cylinder, carb...
I'm gonna try and see if I can get it running after messing with the carb but I really would like to find another one to work with...ebay isn't helping much though...hardly nothing on there for these bikes
Anyone out there with experience finding parts for these older Yamaha's that can point me in the right direction would be helpful and appreciated.
My daughters have had their heart set on a 4wheeler, I found them one and they can't even use it
Oh...Here is the info on the bike
1988 Yamaha YFM100 Champ Moto4