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post #31 of 118 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Removed all the fenders and got a good look

Dash panel harness worn thru caused by that monster homemade front rack. Every sub harness is damaged in some way. Hacking from the aftermarket key switch resulted in some wires left unplugged.

Set the valves — first time for me ya know!! –so easy but i want those adjuster tools. one of the valve adjusters is slotted and the others are square?! Circled in yellow is this typical???

Also adjusted the decomp lever now she doesn’t kick back.

Oil leak is caused by a stripped tappet cover bolt so i bought a helicoil kit. The other bolt holes have helicoils already

Tomorrow i will wash down the frame so i can see where the rust is. This darn thing looks like cows been rubbing on it plus covered with webs from webworms. I may have to do some spot rust treatment on the frame like @GirlsRideToo

Oh yeah the right front wheel has a small amount of play in it. Like the axle nut is loose. Bearing probably?
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Those valve lash adjusters should all be square headed, but you knew that already. Its disappointing to see all of the wiring torn up like that, especially that fuse box sub-harness. But that bike will be in great shape once those are replaced... Ya can't be lucky every time I guess.

I still admire the ageless durability of those old tanks. They still look so darn repairable... every one of them!
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I replaced the fuze box harness–scavenged minor hardware from 3 others to get a complete one!
Replaced the drive shaft cover and the shifter yesterday–installed all proper bolts. Broke loose the exhaust pipe nuts and pipe protector bolts–cleaned threads. I use antiseize on them all.
Cleaned and inspected the dash indicator and main harness. You can see in second pic that mice have chewed the main harness where it plugs into the fuze harness. Need to dress all the new main harness connectors with dielectric grease.
Put together a complete battery box from parts I’ve collected over the years. Counted the number of TRX350 cannibalized sofar to make this build — 16.
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haha...my bud is tempting me to restore another one of these, but sheshh..like you, it would take a ton of these bikes to make one good one !..lol.
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haha...my bud is tempting me to restore another one of these, but sheshh..like you, it would take a ton of these bikes to make one good one !..lol.
That's been my strategy.
I have 7 frames and nearly 3 complete bikes in addition to my keeper rig. About to put one together for the wife finally. Still need to keep an eye out for some solid blue plastics for it. I have a line on some but they're spendy.
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haha...my bud is tempting me to restore another one of these, but sheshh..like you, it would take a ton of these bikes to make one good one !..lol.
That's been my strategy.
I have 7 frames and nearly 3 complete bikes in addition to my keeper rig. About to put one together for the wife finally. Still need to keep an eye out for some solid blue plastics for it. I have a line on some but they're spendy.
front tires are on backwards on the blue one !..lol.

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front tires are on backwards on the blue one !..lol.
Sho'is! Easy to do if you're not paying attention.

Dang Duck, you got a shop full of them. My wife might shoot me if I brought home another one. Says every time she sees me working on it, it's costing her money.
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I picked that blue bike up on Saturday. Dude swapped wheels and tires around before I showed up. It's got four front wheels. I can't even get a wrench on the shock bolts with the wheels on in back Thing was armored out with steel mesh lined racks and rear fender guards that ran down to the floorboards and welded up. I spent two nights cutting them off the stock racks.
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Sorry to be hijacking your thread, Goober. Hey, I picked up an 86 a couple weeks ago. Let me know if you need anything I might have. I'd be happy to make a contribution to your build. Hopefully something light, for shipping concerns
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haha...my bud is tempting me to restore another one of these, but sheshh..like you, it would take a ton of these bikes to make one good one !..lol.
That's been my strategy.
I have 7 frames and nearly 3 complete bikes in addition to my keeper rig. About to put one together for the wife finally. Still need to keep an eye out for some solid blue plastics for it. I have a line on some but they're spendy.
Ima show this picture of your herd to my spousal unit lols
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