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Has anyone added a front rack to a 86 350? Mine does not have a rack on the front. I want to buy one off eBay and install it. Are there spots from the factory on the frame where the rack bolts to?
 

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Has anyone added a front rack to a 86 350? Mine does not have a rack on the front. I want to buy one off eBay and install it. Are there spots from the factory on the frame where the rack bolts to?
yes, as also there is cut-outs in the front fender, but you can't see them unless your fender is upside down ?. get the fender off, look under where they mount to the frame, you will see where the cut-outs are, when you can see the bottom side :).
 

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You will need to cut holes in the front fender. There are circles on the bottom of the fender where the holes should be cut.

Look under the front fender on the frame, you will see to nut plates for the mounting bolts.
You will also need two rubber grommets equipped with metal spacers.

Then you will need 6mm bolts, nuts and spacers for the bumper mount.

I found a listing for all the parts:
https://escondidocyclecenter.dealerspikeparts.com/oemparts/a/hon/506bac25f870023420a213fe/carrier

You will see this is a different rack but the bolts, rubbers and sleeves are the same
 

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If you think about it, the holes are the same size as the swing arm bearing protector caps. If you decide at some point to take the rack off, then you can cap the holes with the same bearing protector caps (painted passion red looks great).
 

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your welcome :).
 

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Has anyone added a front rack to a 86 350? Mine does not have a rack on the front. I want to buy one off eBay and install it. Are there spots from the factory on the frame where the rack bolts to?
Okay I forgot to mention TWO racks were available for the 86-87 Fourtrax:
The Basket carrier is the flat top and designed to fit a basket or toolbox. It requires you hole-cut the fender.
The Cooler carrier has the wraparound and bolts to the fender mounts but you must use a flanged head bolt to replace the fender mount bolt. No cutting.

Here are pix of the two and of a beautiful NOS 08313-ha700. You may notice that the sellers don’t exactly know what they have here as the cooler carrier is identified as a rear carrier and the basket carrier is incorrectly identified as a Foreman carrier.

I prefer the basket rack but it comes with the added burden of cutting holes, wanting the basket (let me add the basket mounts are impossible to find), mounting a headlight riser, and optional working light mounts (rare bits too). Here’s my 1986, for your inspiration
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread. You fellas seem to know more about this subject than anywhere else I have found.
I recently inherited a mint condition 1986 that doesn’t have racks. I am wanting to add a front and rear if I can find them. Do you have any pointers on sourcing these racks/carriers? What is the best way to cut out the holes in the fenders?
 

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Great question
There are two different front and rear carriers—a cargo carrier and a cooler carrier. The cooler carriers have rounded corners. You can find each for between $75 and $150.

The first front type is the Hondaline cargo carrier—you have to cut holes in the fenders to fit it to the nut plates mounted on the upper front frame rails. An optional basket attaches to it. The second front type Is the cooler carrier made by cambridge metal and plastics.
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