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And just like that, I work on ATVs now

 
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fasterspider
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: And just like that, I work on ATVs now Reply with quote

I ended up with an ATC that kicks ass as payment for reviving a poorly stored Honda and when I take my ATC riding with friends on their ATVs and run circles around them because mine runs as a Honda should thanks to my know how, I suckered myself into making their ATVs run as good as my ATC.

That is a 2001 TRX400EX with almost 1500 known hours and unknown in the 6 years of prior ownership.
The engine​ has a knock after almost 1500 hours of use. (Abuse)
Buying an already built engine is too expensive for my friends but, paying me my friend's rates will get a deal and I have some work that will pay a little.
Anyway, check out that carburetor.

It has been in the ultrasonic cleaner for over an hour and is starting to look like a carburetor again but, the hard part is extracting the swing arm pivot/rear motor mount bolt that is rusted badly into place.
Good luck is what I've been told by my buddy Edgar who is one of the guys I learned this trade from. Shocked

I gotta say, it is a bit more complicated than a motorcycle but, only just. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've helped a few guys with quads, but I've decided to stay away from them. They're always so dirty and everything on them is hammered. It seems like the motto of quad owners is "ride it 'til it won't run, then ride it some more".

...Paul

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fasterspider
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

05c50 wrote:
I've helped a few guys with quads, but I've decided to stay away from them. They're always so dirty and everything on them is hammered. It seems like the motto of quad owners is "ride it 'til it won't run, then ride it some more".

...Paul

Yeah, that's what happened to this quad and it is a huge PITA so far but, it has to get done and I don't mind regular dirt that washes off with a hose, I also like grease dirt because that shit runs through my veins. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working on ATV's comes with it. Here up North it's the occasional snowmobile that ends up in the garage like this Arctic Cat from the seventies with a Kawasaki 400 engine inside.
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