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Hey guys name is ryan from Louisiana riding a 97 articcat 300 and a 2004 honda foreman 450 create this profile to get some expert advice on some things
 

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Welcome to the forum! And wow you have a 97 cat still running!

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Welcome to the forums. I think some of the early ac's had a suzuki engine.
 

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I got it non running changed all the oils,sparkplug,battery,and carb it cracked right up and been going since i have a 2 inch lift on it and ran a snorkel besides that it is stock runs great it was a pawpaw hunting bike. Looking forward to seeing all the useful info I get from here
 

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Welcome; i would like to hear a bit more about pawpaw's. heard they were good.. check out this thread, if ya like..
"What do you eat at your riding parties ?"
63 pages of food and bs. mostly just good eating. the bs-ing is between members and for/with fun...
 

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Welcome to the forums. I think some of the early ac's had a suzuki engine.
Yep, they were basically a rebadged King Quad.

Interesting thing about the old AC 300's....they have disc brakes all around, IRS, and high/low/super-low. They also have selectable 4wd, AND they actually have a diff lock in the front diff, but you have to do some modifications to actually use the diff lock on the AC bikes. The King Quads had the 2wd/4wd/LOCKED 4wd capability, while the AC just had 2wd/4wd, but the 4wd LOCKED is there (same front diff) you just have to do some work to get it functioning.

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Father in law has two of the late 90's AC 300's. They were way ahead of their time as far as options go, but are a MAJOR PITA to work on, and the dang parts for them are $$$.

They're as bad as the 350 Ranchers with sticking carb floats, and when they overflow, the gas all goes in the crankcase. A new AC 300 carb is about $400-500 too, so leaky carbs on them isn't a cheap or easy fix.

Still very interesting machines.
 

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welcome to the site
and I will say this a LOT of the early Cat's were over built and lasted a LONG time and many are still running just fine
foot shifts and all LOL
there sure not like the new autos they have and never ending electrical issue's LOL
 

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Welcome to the forums :)
 

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I have a buddy who rides old school Artic Cats , he has at least 3 different models and I have rode along side of him many times , he is a very cocky kind of guy , ex-sheriff LOL , he talks a lot of poopoo about Cats being the best ATV out there ------ the only bad thing I seen was they break axles alot
 

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I plow in the winter with the king quad, the diff lock in the front it amazing, I rebuilt it last year. It's a 99 with 4000 km on it. Good machine for me around the farm
 
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