I bought this off craigslist and it came from the sand dunes in Missouri.
pic from the sales ad
hauling it home from Asheville NC
when I got it home, I noticed an oil leak from the bottom oil screen threaded plug. I replaced that along with CV axles, boots, chain and bearings in the rear end. I also upgraded the front wheel bearings to the tapered kit from Boss Bearings. After reading about a few issues and recalls with these bikes, I pinned the seat latch and installed tether cable to rear sway bar. I also ordered the hardened steel primary nut from DJH and installed full skid plates from PRM-atv. The fuel petcock was leaking and nearly impossible to remove so I added a new larger IMS tank and new petcock.
Now all I need is heel guards or nerf bars to complete the underbody protection. Eventually, I want a (somewhat quiet) forestry approved full system exhaust and new tires. I would also like to widen the atv about 1in all the way around but am not a fan of spacers.
Do they make a Rekluse clutch setup for these ATV's?
In the near future, I'm planning on purchasing new DG front bumper and wider PRM grab bar along with a 450r thumb throttle.
One of my front tires kept leaking down rather quickly (overnight) and I couldn't find what it was. I sprayed the tire with soapy water multiple times looking for a leak and couldn't find one so I pulled it and unmounted the tire from wheel. It had all kinds of gunk and buildup inside apparently from previous owner using slime or fix a flat or something. After soaking in parts washer for a while and then sandblasting a little, I was amazed at how corroded and eat up the factory aluminum wheel was.
I have never saw an aluminum wheel in that bad of shape. I wanted to weld it up at first but I think it's beyond repair so I just bought this used DWT blue label wheel off eBay
and then decided to buy a new tire also to not have mismatches on front anymore