Maintenance and Warranty
Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure that your vehicle will continue to have low emission levels. This Owner's Manual contains those maintenance recommendations for your vehicle. Those items identified by the Periodic Maintenance Chart are necessary to ensure compliance with the applicable standards. As the owner of this vehicle, you have the responsibility to make sure that the recommended maintenance is carried out according to the instructions in this Owner's Manual at your own expense. You should keep a maintenance record for your vehicle. To assist you in keeping this record, we have provided space on pages 125 through 129 of this manual where an authorized Kawasaki dealer, or someone equally competent, can record the maintenance. You should also retain copies of maintenance work orders, bills, etc., as verification of this maintenance.
All warning labels which are on your ATV are repeated here. Read them and understand them thoroughly. They contain information which is important for your safety and the safety of anyone else who may operate your ATV. Therefore, it is very important that all warning labels be on your ATV in the locations shown. If any label is missing, damaged, or worn, get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct position.
2002 Kawasaki Bayou 220 Owner's Manual
The throttle lever is located on the right side of the handlebar. Pushing the lever forward increases engine speed. When released, spring pressure returns the lever to the rear. Always check that the throttle lever returns normally before starting the engine. In addition, there must be adequate throttle cable play. Refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter for the throttle cable adjustment procedure.
2002 Kawasaki Bayou 220 User Manual
The new rider must learn this turning technique to make turns smoothly and quickly. Slide forward on the seat, and turn the handlebar in the direction of the turn. Lean your body to the inside of the turn while shifting your body weight onto the footpeg on the outside of the turn.
Practice turning at low speed in a large, open practice area. Slow down before entering a turn and use the throttle to maintain an even speed through the turn. When the turn is completed, straighten the handlebar and reposition your weight. Since both rear wheels of this ATV turn at the same speed, the inside wheel gives up traction (or "slips") on the ground during a turn. Sliding forward on the seat and shifting body weight onto the outside footpeg, help the rear wheels turn easier and improve front wheel steering.