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Local guy has a running 350D with beat fenders and no brakes that runs and drives for $400...and has a 4x4 93ish 300 with a bad rear end, bad left CV, and some iffy A-arm "customization" for another $200.

Part of me says "Stop buying projects until you finish some" and part of me says "I can swap the 350D motor into this kids project and get it out of my yard, use the rear end to fix the 300, and part the rest"

It's a sickness I tell you.
 

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Local guy has a running 350D with beat fenders and no brakes that runs and drives for $400...and has a 4x4 93ish 300 with a bad rear end, bad left CV, and some iffy A-arm "customization" for another $200.

Part of me says "Stop buying projects until you finish some" and part of me says "I can swap the 350D motor into this kids project and get it out of my yard, use the rear end to fix the 300, and part the rest"

It's a sickness I tell you.
Meh.... better than being addicted to meth or heroin haha :p
 

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I currently have
09 500 in perfect running shape
09 500 that needs a crank, but am using it for now. Have a spare motor in the shop I'm going to swap in
06 500 that is in good working order
09 Rancher AT that is in good working order
88 300FW that needs a rebuild
95 300FW that needs a rebuild
97 300FW that needs a rebuild
99 300FW that needs some work, but not a total frame off
05 350 Rancher, needs swingarm bearings, CV's, brakes, and an engine rebuild
07 500 that needs a complete rebuild
3 350D parts rigs.

That's all MY stuff.

I also have a 350D that I told a local kid I would fix for him, and discovered that it's been sitting for years with the top end off. I figured I could get this running 350D and swap the motor into his bike and at least get that one out of the yard.

Same family has a 250BR that needs at least a top end.

Wife's uncle's 350 Rancher than needs clutches
Wife's uncle's 450ES that needs ES work

And of course, the dang Rincon that I've messed with on and off for almost 2 years that won't shift.

Sooooo, I need to quit buying junk. I'm just a sucker for something that looks like a bargain.
 

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Just make yourself a promise that you wont buy another one until at least 2 of yours are fixed.

Buy 1 for every 2 you repair, lol.

Are you planning to repair and sell, or just repair and have a bada$$ collection?
 

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Where do you keep all that!? I wanna see a picture of your garage hahaha

But yeah those are some crazy deals... I would've hopped on them even though I have no money or room for them. I'd figure it out later.
 

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The 2 09 Foremans, 06 Foreman, and wife's Rancher are under the overhang next to my shop.

Couple of the 350D parts bikes are out in the shop on the farm. Stuff walks off out there so I don't leave anything other than carcasses out there.

The rest are sitting in my back yard and behind my shop. The better ones are covered with tarps. I have a BIG backyard and the back is surrounded by bushes and woods, and most of the machines are either behind the shop or right up against the brush, and my kids' trampoline is between the house and the pile o wheelers so they aren't horribly apparent, but needless to say they are getting more-so with each added wheeler.

The 500's that I have running I plan on keeping. I've piled up a helluva collection of parts, from diffs, to brakes and knuckles, to fenders, even an extra engine out of a 2011FM. I could probably build another complete bike out of my spare parts and still have a lot of extra parts.

The Rancher is the wife's. 420FA with a 500 top end, SRA gear reduction sitting on 26" Mudbugs. I added a Foreman pod light too. That one stays.

On the 300's and 350 Rancher I planned on keeping the 350 and a couple of the 300's for the kids to ride. They don't like the size of the 500's, so I figured smaller would be better. I'll sell a couple of the 300's.

The 07 Foreman was purchased with the intent to fix and flip.

I'm parting out the 350D's. Bought them for rear ends for the 300's. If I pick up this 350D and 300 I can use the running 350D motor in the kids Foreman, give it back to him (his parents are dead broke, dad lost his job, so it would be pure charity on my part, but he's a good kid and I feel sorry for him), sell the tank, top end etc and hopefully recoup some of my money, and use the rear end to put in the 300, which I would then sell.

Lot of my friends around here have kids who are in the 10-12 range so I'd have no shortage of people who would buy a good running 300 from me since I've bought them cheap and wouldn't gouge them. Of course, that means taking the time to fix them, and time is something I don't have a lot of these days.

I spend more time typing on this forum than I spend wrenching, sadly.
 

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$200 for a 300 , if it is 4x4 I'd jump on that

I know how you feel Jeep , counting all my atv's running or not , I got 5 450's ( 1 running ) 4 projects , 5 300 4x4's ( 3 running ) 2 projects , 4 300 2wd ( 3 running ) one project , then I could build another 3 or more 300's in parts and a 250 A parts bike that runs but no plastics , then 3 friends are storing their bikes here , so it is 20 total in the yard , 17 are mine
 

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If my ship ever comes in Jeep, I'll run down there and help to relieve you of some of those fading red lawn art goodies. :)

I know how you feel though... And I envy all of you guys that can get an occasional good deal on our favorite old Hondas. Around here those old machines are hard to find. On occasion a 300 will list on CL, but usually be way overpriced. TRX350D... hardly ever see one of them around here.

With all of that said, my main problem here is that I have too much money flowing into too many projects going at the same time, all of the time... and NONE of those are Honda right now. I feel like a darn fool that I don't even own a single parts bike yet. In reality though... a parts bike is all I got so far! LOL
 

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I think down here there is a lot more ATV's as it is pretty much year round riding as the weather is mild , this year is the first real winter I have seen in a long time , every body and their brother in law has a atv , but not every body can fix them , seems when a break down occurs many will leave it sit in the garage or yard for years , they even go buy a new one and let the old one sit , also see a lot where people pick up a broke down atv from a friend or relative thinking they will get it running and it never happens , they don't have the knowledge , tools or funds to complete the job , it become a money pit and they lose interest , I use to get a lot of deals on Craig's List , New on Wheels magazine and the news paper classifieds , they are dead now and face book groups is the thing now days , but the majority of what I have and have gone thru come from word of mouth , some have come from face book but by a third party pointing the way

what started my obsession with ATV's , I bought 2 broke down 300's from a friend who bought 2 new ones and needed some space in the garage , made one out the two , then got a parts bike and finished the second one , it was just as much fun building it as riding it , and riding one that you built is another feeling in it's self , then family and friends would come over and I would let them ride , then they were fighting over this one is gone too long and it is my turn , and I wanted one that nobody else would ride , it snow balled out of control ----then one day we had a big party for one of the holidays and my favorite personal 300 was broke down and I realized I needed to have a spare and have one always ready to go , then the wife started riding on her own and I needed one for her and now it is out of control , I never work on them for others for money , I will help friends along when they get stuck , I need to join " AA " = " ATV Anonymous "
 

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I think down here there is a lot more ATV's as it is pretty much year round riding as the weather is mild , this year is the first real winter I have seen in a long time , every body and their brother in law has a atv , but not every body can fix them , seems when a break down occurs many will leave it sit in the garage or yard for years , they even go buy a new one and let the old one sit , also see a lot where people pick up a broke down atv from a friend or relative thinking they will get it running and it never happens , they don't have the knowledge , tools or funds to complete the job , it become a money pit and they lose interest , I use to get a lot of deals on Craig's List , New on Wheels magazine and the news paper classifieds , they are dead now and face book groups is the thing now days , but the majority of what I have and have gone thru come from word of mouth , some have come from face book but by a third party pointing the way

what started my obsession with ATV's , I bought 2 broke down 300's from a friend who bought 2 new ones and needed some space in the garage , made one out the two , then got a parts bike and finished the second one , it was just as much fun building it as riding it , and riding one that you built is another feeling in it's self , then family and friends would come over and I would let them ride , then they were fighting over this one is gone too long and it is my turn , and I wanted one that nobody else would ride , it snow balled out of control ----then one day we had a big party for one of the holidays and my favorite personal 300 was broke down and I realized I needed to have a spare and have one always ready to go , then the wife started riding on her own and I needed one for her and now it is out of control , I never work on them for others for money , I will help friends along when they get stuck , I need to join " AA " = " ATV Anonymous "
Same here. It's not much fun riding alone, so have to have "extras" for others to ride if they don't have an ATV. Most will end up buying one after trying it, but then that's just another one I have to work on.....

I had one. 2009. Bought it new. Sister wrecked it and bent the frame. I decided I would fix it, but in the meantime another one (also an 09) exactly like it popped up that was a good deal, so then I had two. Then another exactly like those two popped up that needed a lot of work, but cheap, so I bought it and fixed it up (the 06).

Next thing you know I swear the things are breeding out there.
 

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It's the sickness...... We all have it to some degree.....lol
 

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The first step is "admitting that you have a problem"
Yeah for sure thats right... with almost 5 decades of various projects and other obsessions behind me and with so many old machines that I've collected and restored, or still restoring to keep up with... and all of the various parts/junk/future project stashes piled up under tarps scattered all around the edges of my yard... and now even killing off some my backyard grass 'cause I got no place left to park all my stuff, its high time I admit that I got myself a huge, lifelong addiction thats probably in an advanced contagion stage!

There I admitted it... <whew>

I'm gonna fix this one too, just you all wait an' see....

That heavy thick stuff that folds out to about 20 feet wide and comes on big rolls... you know, the stuff they use at boat factories to cover and wrap big pontoon boats for shipment... well, it holds up great out under the sun for many years and I found a guy whose gonna trade me some!

I'm gonna make a couple dozen more good tarps this weekend! :yeahbaby01:

Told ya so... :)
 

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88 350 looks like it won't take much to fix it up. $400
What looks like a 92 300 with no rear end, some fubar'd a-arms, and a very nice 1st gen tank. $200
Guy also had an 86 350D that's mostly there including the rear for $-00 so I got it too.

I feel so dirty
 

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So you got three machines for the asking price of two..? Two of them are 350s mostly complete and both come with rearends..? Thats awesome Jeep!
 

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nice score , a good 350 rear end with fresh brakes and bearings , ready to go , welded to fit a 300 can fetch $500 around here ----- I always have people asking me to sell or build them a modified rear end , but they are getting harder to find , so I am hoarding them up
 

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Sounds like you did really well..

Pictures or it didn’t happen!! lol


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