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Kibblesnbits

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  1. My concern with buying one in rough shape like the 86 fourtrax that supposedly runs and only needs tlc for 800 bucks after Christmas is getting a damaged diff or cv joint (right term??) in the front, but I ride it I suppose I'd notice it right? I'd think those would be the hardest parts to replace and mostly likey to get damage from negligence.
  2. Awesome I'm looking forward to making one,, this with the new tires is gunna look slick, after december Ill have all the time build but that xmas bonus is going strait to rubber and winch(old one i bolted on is ded). On a side note I was wondering about basic water proofing for deeper puddles, a modest snorkle or even a little shorter would be fine, my question is, what do you do about electrical? I only ever see talk about the snorkle and breather tubs for carb/diffs/crankcase and rad/fans sometimes, is electric already waterproof enough to submerge for short periods?
  3. Oh snap that looks sweet, not having footwells has been bothering me anyways, did you weld to the top of the footpeg? Cause I'd be down to fabricate my own from scratch honestly with some metal grate and half inch steel tubing.
  4. How did you go about moving the rear foot guards forward? Those mud bugs look right up my alley.
  5. Oh snap those are awesome, now I'm torn, wonder how those will look on my 11x7 rims lol
  6. I'll have to try that thanks. I was wondering what the ! that thing was, awesome. The plastics on the red one is mint wth, a new set of plastics cost more than I paid for my whole rig lol and those mudlights look pretty sweet, I just want a bit more tread myself. I would like to illuminate my yellow lights but both my bulbs are missing and the manual had it labeled number 3 but I couldn't find the reference chart, any chance you can point me in the right direction
  7. Well you just saved me alot of time and effort thanks, I welded a plate inside the frame on the front for a winch but that's it for modding as I'd like to keep her as is since she performs so well except that I'm adding a heated thumb lever cover and maybe some heated handgrip, also adding a second brake lever on the left so I can control the brakes in front individually to sudo lock diffs when one is spinning and the other aint. After getting it all back together I found that finding TDC was easier to do it manually by sliding something down inside the sparkplug hole and noticed that non of the lines marking TDC lined up when piston was at max height, lines were off by a half inch or so weird right? I'm looking at tires the last couple of days because I'm pretty sure it still has its original tires, turning in the snow is nonexistent lol, im looking at the k9 kingsville 24x9x11 or Cordova mudcats 25x9x11. I saw that post about adding disc brakes to the front, absolutely amazing write up and will do the swap when these new brakes are done. Just found an 86 fourtrax that's looks like he'll but owner says it runs and needs nothing (believable but doubt) 800 bucks might snatch it up if it's still around after the holidays, thanks again goober
  8. Thanks for sending me here goober, I crawl around in mud around cornfields, never had it above 3rd lol, I love simplicity, less things to break) and yes it IS a workout but ill probably never upgrade. Infact I'll be keeping an eye for another one cause my brother is dissapointed by his polaris 400 4x4 2stroke, I might just keep buying them and build a whole fleet since fixing small engines has really developed into a hobby for me and after getting 5-6 different models running the hondas are where its at.
  9. Awesome. I'll have to take a closer look at it. The sudden lock is basically you install a second brake lever/master cylinder on the left and and run a strait line from each lever to its respective front brake and when ever only one tire spins you grab a bit of brake for that tire so the diff transfers the power to the other tire and both will spin, watched someone online crawl around a swamp pretty effectively with it. What did the shims do for you?
  10. Second person to call it a tank lol and I like hearing that but other than being a honda whats the redeeming qualities? The solid axles? Cause looking around and I feel it's the only quad out their ive seen that has them.
  11. It mad no noise or indication that there was an issue till I went to start it after pulling it up on the lift and redoing all the brakes (minus lines, pretty sure I need those to) it coughed and lost all compression while also amking an odd grinding noise(Chain slipping) so it happened under power from the starter not the engine so I got lucky. So If I have this problem again in the next year I guess I need a new crank, thank you. Any chance you've done the brake mod that gives you sudo locking diffs by chance?
  12. Goober suggested I check this site out. Got this bike no run and no roll, dragged in reverse a bit and broke the seized rear drum, added a battery and cleaned the carb which was the worst I've ever seen, ever, blasted some starter fluid and was doing doughnuts in the front lawn in seconds 🙂 smoked a bit though at high rpm but sent it for 2 weeks anyways, thing had zero lack of power unreal for its age. Had it on the lift for new brakes all around which btw 00-03 rancher brakes for the front are compatible, I went to start and nuthing but a weird crunchy noise (timing chain slipping) so I tear her apart and all valves are bent pretty bad, so new valves (seated with grind paste) new chain, new oil filter and sparkplug, even swapped out the front and rear diff oil that was beat. Thing runs like a champ now except it still smokes a bit at high rpms, when I took it apart I thought the sleeve looked clean with no scratching but the rings seemed a bit loose(measuring tool battery was dead) so maybe the rubber/plastic boots around the valvestems might be letting oil past idk
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