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Have you had any luck with cheap parts for your Honda? so far I have bought a starter for 30.00 and it works great, got a solenoid for 7.00 soon as I installed it hit the button it wouldn't stop turning off the starter just kept cranking over so junk part there, choke cable it was set up wrong had to modify it to make it work, Now I am thinking about a carb a new carb is about 8 bucks more than a rebuild kit has anyone bought one and did it work fine.
Also wanted to say thanks for the site it has helped me a lot, shadetree has been there every time I have had a question:bling:
 

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Have you had any luck with cheap parts for your Honda? so far I have bought a starter for 30.00 and it works great, got a solenoid for 7.00 soon as I installed it hit the button it wouldn't stop turning off the starter just kept cranking over so junk part there, choke cable it was set up wrong had to modify it to make it work, Now I am thinking about a carb a new carb is about 8 bucks more than a rebuild kit has anyone bought one and did it work fine.
Also wanted to say thanks for the site it has helped me a lot, shadetree has been there every time I have had a question:bling:
china carbs off ebay are a hit or miss bro !. spend the cash on a good carb rebuild kit for your oem carb, yu'll be glad ya did !. oh..and thanks for the kind words :).
 

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I only buy OEM, except for maybe the All Balls carb rebuild kit. It worked well BTW. Best deals IMO are the OEM NOS parts and used Parts. Only buy OEM, with perhaps the occasional exception.
Esp when you’re repairing a 30 year old machine you want OEM performance and reliability. The OEM solenoid would’ve cost you $80. Consider that to be 2-4 hours of your time saved screwing around with a part of unknown origin
 

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Definitely don't buy a cheap carb or carb rebuild kit. I bought a rebuild kit off Amazon and am having more problems now than I was before tearing it apart lol
 

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I try to buy known good branded parts if I can. The only China parts IMO that are worth a shot are bits that don’t get used often. So non-important parts.
 

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case in point, just finished changing out the last of '' ALL BALLS '' on my '89 trx350D foreman on the front wheel bearings the other day, put oem in them from Honda. I was having big problems with the front wheels and breaks ( mostly break drums )..and I will never..EVER..use all balls products again..unlesssssssss..oem or close are around ?..they will be a last resort for me..or I won't put anything on her...lol.
 

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Measure the old bearings shade and take pics along with part numbers, post them up on a thread for future reference. I plan on doing exactly the same with my 350 rear end once it’s apart.
At least that way we can all source quality aftermarket bearings :)
 

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I would buy a used OEM part before I would buy a new eBay China part

Rob
 
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