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update..here is a few pic's of work in progress..lol..finally got the motor split..and replaced the crank...bent connecting rod..anyway..got to tear the bike down to most of the frame for now..just thought i'd post some pic's..seeing how we allllll love pic's around here !!..lol.
 

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Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

On a side note, I'm constanctly amazed to see engines sitting on carpeted floors and frames on decks. It just blows me away. I paint my garage floor and put cardboard under my new cars in case it leaks oil. It's just so weird to me.
 

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looks like quite a project!
 

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Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

On a side note, I'm constanctly amazed to see engines sitting on carpeted floors and frames on decks. It just blows me away. I paint my garage floor and put cardboard under my new cars in case it leaks oil. It's just so weird to me.
lol pain..no oil in it..and i'm in the south..( redneckville shop = carpet when it's hot out side ) !.lmfao..the frame needs power washing..if it wasn't for that..it would be sitting in my living room floor..lmao.
 

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lol.........
 

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looks like quite a project!
you shoulda seen my rebuild on my '89 trx350d foreman rancher !..it was a mess from you know where !..and yeah..your right..it is a project..i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
 

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looks like quite a project!
you shoulda seen my rebuild on my '89 trx350d foreman rancher !..it was a mess from you know where !..and yeah..your right..it is a project..i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
i remember you telling me that
 

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looks like quite a project!
you shoulda seen my rebuild on my '89 trx350d foreman rancher !..it was a mess from you know where !..and yeah..your right..it is a project..i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
i remember you telling me that
yeppers...yours is 4x4..only difference between yours and mine..other than that..they are the same..oh..in case your wondering..you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version. ( yes..i had mine in a thousand pieces..i know what the front of the motor looks like inside it..lmao.
 

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i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
It's fun splitting cases, ain't it? LOL. I split my first one when I was 14.
 

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you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version.
Yeah, or you can convert yours to a 4X4 by adding a 4X4 engine front cover and joint output shaft. LOL. Of course, you would need the front drveshaft, diff, axles, and knuckles. They didn't use to be that easy to convert to 4X4s. LOL.
 

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i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
It's fun splitting cases, ain't it? LOL. I split my first one when I was 14.
well..errrr..ummm..yeah..it was fun...right up until the part where the tranny fell apart before i had a chance to look at it..lmfao
 

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you shoulda seen my rebuild on my '89 trx350d foreman rancher !..it was a mess from you know where !..and yeah..your right..it is a project..i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
i remember you telling me that
yeppers...yours is 4x4..only difference between yours and mine..other than that..they are the same..oh..in case your wondering..you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version. ( yes..i had mine in a thousand pieces..i know what the front of the motor looks like inside it..lmao.
i have the warn 424 selector wich allows me to switch between 4wd and 2wd
 

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i have never split a engine case until this very one...sooo..i'm learning something every day here.,..lol.
It's fun splitting cases, ain't it? LOL. I split my first one when I was 14.
well..errrr..ummm..yeah..it was fun...right up until the part where the tranny fell apart before i had a chance to look at it..lmfao
Yeah, that's about how it goes when splitting a case. LMAO. You have to have patience to split a case and put it back together right.
 

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It's fun splitting cases, ain't it? LOL. I split my first one when I was 14.
well..errrr..ummm..yeah..it was fun...right up until the part where the tranny fell apart before i had a chance to look at it..lmfao
Yeah, that's about how it goes when splitting a case. LMAO. You have to have patience to split a case and put it back together right.
or be smart like me..and have a service manual handy before you ever tear one down !..lmfao.
 

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i remember you telling me that
yeppers...yours is 4x4..only difference between yours and mine..other than that..they are the same..oh..in case your wondering..you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version. ( yes..i had mine in a thousand pieces..i know what the front of the motor looks like inside it..lmao.
i have the warn 424 selector wich allows me to switch between 4wd and 2wd
i've seen a few of those lately on some bikes i've worked on..only thing is..even if you disconnect the drive shaft..you still have the front wheels dragging your speed down..other than that..it's pretty neat.
 

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yeppers...yours is 4x4..only difference between yours and mine..other than that..they are the same..oh..in case your wondering..you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version. ( yes..i had mine in a thousand pieces..i know what the front of the motor looks like inside it..lmao.
i have the warn 424 selector wich allows me to switch between 4wd and 2wd
i've seen a few of those lately on some bikes i've worked on..only thing is..even if you disconnect the drive shaft..you still have the front wheels dragging your speed down..other than that..it's pretty neat.
Yeah, that's how Honda's Traxlok works too. When you push the button to disengage 4wd, it disengages, but both front axles are still locked together.

ADDED: I don't think "locked" is the right word to use, but when you lift the front end and turn one wheel, the other one turns backwards, so it's still engaged with the gears.
 

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well..errrr..ummm..yeah..it was fun...right up until the part where the tranny fell apart before i had a chance to look at it..lmfao
Yeah, that's about how it goes when splitting a case. LMAO. You have to have patience to split a case and put it back together right.
or be smart like me..and have a service manual handy before you ever tear one down !..lmfao.
The first one that I split when I was 14, I didn't have a service manual. LOL. I just had to figure it out and it took me a few tries to get it right, but I finally did.
 

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i have the warn 424 selector wich allows me to switch between 4wd and 2wd
i've seen a few of those lately on some bikes i've worked on..only thing is..even if you disconnect the drive shaft..you still have the front wheels dragging your speed down..other than that..it's pretty neat.
Yeah, that's how Honda's Traxlok works too. When you push the button to disengage 4wd, it disengages, but both front axles are still locked together.
yeah..seems to me..your not gaining much by doing that..you might gain alittle speed and easier turning..but..it still drags the bike down.
 

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yeah..seems to me..your not gaining much by doing that..you might gain alittle speed and easier turning..but..it still drags the bike down.
Yamaha 4X4s don't work like that. When you disengage 4wd, you can turn one wheel without the other one turning, just like a regular 2wd is.
 

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you can convert yours to 2wd when ever you get the nerve to dwell inside the front half of the motor case...lol..all you need is a 2wd front case..remove the front drive part..and you got yourself a 2wd version.
Yeah, or you can convert yours to a 4X4 by adding a 4X4 engine front cover and joint output shaft. LOL. Of course, you would need the front drveshaft, diff, axles, and knuckles. They didn't use to be that easy to convert to 4X4s. LOL.
yeah..i've studied this..and yeah..i can do it ( i got parts handy if i do )..it wouldn't take much seeing how the 2wd version's already have the places where you can install the 4wd parts..soo..yeah..it can be done..buttttttt..as you already know..i've already got a 4x4..lol..my '89 trx350d foreman is loaded for hard to get to places!!..lol.
 
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