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I can but there are no pics in the ad. These are the only pics he sent me.
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92's muffler was straight back and didn't make the u-shape , but you can put a 88 muffler on a 92 , I have that 88 set up on my 92 -------- 91-94 were the years for Southern Blue and judging from the muffler and the plastics , I'd say that is a 91 ------------- the 10 digit of the vin would tell what the frame is , but parts could have been swopped around and it could be a collage of parts ----worth $150
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this is a 92 with a 88 muffler , the original 92 muffler was straight ------ so if the muffler is correct on the bike you have a pic of , then it is pre-92 -----one thing bad now days on the 1st gen is they are getting harder to find parts for as there are parts that are unique to 1st gen ---- but that makes the parts on it worth more
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https://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/d/199...671206637.html

There is the ad for any interested. Not much there. All the info I got, I told you guys.
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I would jump on that one , that could be a project or a parts bike for the next 300 you find , I am presuming from your pics that is a 1st gen , the engine has 2 more HP and a 1,000 higher rpm range , the engine and wiring harness will go right on a 2nd gen frame , but be careful as it is very addictive
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Buy it. The rear end would bring close to twice the asking price, if the rear end is good.

Then you find a 350D rear and have a free-ish bike!
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Buy it. The rear end would bring close to twice the asking price, if the rear end is good.

Then you find a 350D rear and have a free-ish bike!

Not only free-ish , it be better-ish
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Well if it is still around when we get back from our trip I will probably go get it. I like doing this kind of projects, like a lot of you guys. Not just quads but bikes and other stuff.

Here is an example of an old Heald Hauler I did for a lady running a ranch for troubled youths. Her deceased husband first built it from a kit many years earlier and when he passed it just sat. I only charged her for parts (some of them anyway) and that was at her insistence. She ended up giving me a gift card to Home Depot for my work.

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I wish my quads turned out this nice. These were kits from the 50's and 60's. Used a 10hp engine and centrifugal clutch with forward and reverse. Uses hand activated hydraulic brakes. Lines were so bad I replaced ll brake components. Thankfully there is an outfit back east that has new and used parts for them. They also had models with 4 wheels. Early version of UTV's I guess. The bed is a dump bed. Every part you see rusted was removed and power sanded by yours truly. A few had to be replaced but very few.
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Buy it. The rear end would bring close to twice the asking price, if the rear end is good.

Then you find a 350D rear and have a free-ish bike!

Not only free-ish , it be better-ish
Obviously I am not the collector you guys are, so what is the difference in the two models?

One thing I did wonder about. The knuckles on my 86 TRX350 clunk pretty good when making sharp turns, and a search months ago turned up few solutions other than another used front end with no guarantee. I was wondering if anyone has ever grafted a newer 4wd front or a 2wd front end onto the TRX? I figure ANYTHING is doable, but not necessarily easy.

Ever hear of such a thing?
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Buy it. The rear end would bring close to twice the asking price, if the rear end is good.

Then you find a 350D rear and have a free-ish bike!

Not only free-ish , it be better-ish
Obviously I am not the collector you guys are, so what is the difference in the two models?

One thing I did wonder about. The knuckles on my 86 TRX350 clunk pretty good when making sharp turns, and a search months ago turned up few solutions other than another used front end with no guarantee. I was wondering if anyone has ever grafted a newer 4wd front or a 2wd front end onto the TRX? I figure ANYTHING is doable, but not necessarily easy.

Ever hear of such a thing?
no way you can use a front differential from a trx300 in a 1986 trx350 fourtrax, completely two different atvs !!. the differentials are no where near made the same !!.

'89 trx350D foreman 4x4...'85 vf700c magna, '03 trx450fm foreman 4x4 , 2015 Yamaha waverunner fx cruiser ho, '08 vt750c2 shadow spirit
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