Major issues with bayou 300 4x4 September 05, 2013, 08:28:08 am So here's the latest. I believe the regulator and cdi died, idled fine but when applying g throttle would spit and backfire big time. Checked timing which was ok, replaced battery, checked ground, cannot find any shorts. So I'm assuming its the reg. also the electric start quit. Neutral light only comes on sporadically when it does the e-start will work for a very short time. Can pull start it. Cleaned carb thoroughly too. Then today it gets stuck in reverse so I start taking the side covers off to investigate that and see two of the "lobes" on the stator appear burnt. I'm assuming that's not good.So any ideas on the e-start/neutral light issue?Would the voltage regulator cause major backfire and spitting?What would cause the reverse sticking?