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Hi all,

Found a decently priced 87 Fourtrax 350 close to me for a decent price.

Needs a coil.

Most of you own, or have owned these older fourtrax machines, and I'm looking for some opinions on this machine.

This will be for my girl to ride.

Let me know and thanks for looking!

 

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Looks pretty beat up, no rear carrier, rear carrier holder/bumper looks bent, front fender appears to be shattered/cracked, side vent is missing, bars look twisted.
If you ask me it will want more than a coil when you dig into it.
I wouldn’t pay that price for it, your call though bud.
 

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I guess it comes down to what your plans are for it, BESIDES for the girlfriend
do you plan to do a rebuild to make it reliable for her, or you just want it to GET BY?

and really comes down to how skilled you are at fixing it and hunting for deals on parts it needs replaced!
since these old atv's ride rather HARSH
maybe NOT the best atv for your girlfriend, if you want her to really enjoy the sport?
food for thought!
 

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Nope, happy I posted this!

I know nothing about these older fourtrax's so any help is appreciated.

It's crazy what people want for these things.

Like this for example:




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Plastics on one is faded and rear brakes are weak but runs awesome and front brakes, tires and battery new!
Year 1987
$1800
Other plastic perfect brakes work all new and rebuilt including rear diff! Tires like new and battery new. Reverse can be temperamental thinking it the switch just have to try it once or twice to engage not a big deal everything else is mint has 3500 pound winch
Year 1986
$2000
Both have ownership ready to ride
Sell as pair for $3300 all OBO will separate
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I have to agree with jeep, these are not your average atv for a girl to be on, they ride rough as all get out, very hard to steer !, and not light by any means. I can't argue the price they are asking ?, because I've sold them for 1500 in great shape, these were built for work, and work only back then, nothing easy about them..other than they are a Honda !..lol. try looking for a trx250 recon, or a trx300, as these would be easier to ride, plus more parts to locate and buy. parts for these trx350's are getting very hard to find parts for them as most are discontinued today.
 

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Thanks guys!!

This definitely doesn't sound like the quad for my girl.

She's 98lbs soaking wet, and has a hard time pulling the clutch on my 400ex... so yeah, for sure not the quad for her haha

The hunt continues!
 

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Might have a winner here!



2000 Honda 300ex$1,100.00

Make: Honda
Model: 300ex
Year: 2000

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Selling a 2000 Honda 300 ex , runs great , electric start, good for around the farm or trail riding. Needs rear brake assembly. Other then that it's ready to roll
 

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Or maybe a TRX250A? There a very light ATV to ride and still quite fast for a utility
 

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I love the old Chili Pepper Fourtrax but several vital parts NLA; old girl beats me up on the trails too and mileage ain’t great w 2.5 gal tank.

Then again mebbe you want to discourage her��heheheh
 

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to be honest if she doesn't ride much or will often, and doesn't plan to make it big on atv's

she is WAY better off with a auto like trans, this way she can sit back and just worry about staying on the trail and not having to know what gear she is in in, or when to shift, or just using the clutch as needed
for guys that grew up on things and or used a clutch often, its second nature, but for a newbie
I wouldn't stick em on one, both an accident waiting to happen(popping clutch, or stalling out on a hill??)
and well, not as much fun for her!

a Rancher would be a MUCH better ride to try and find if you want to stay with Honda!
 

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Unklerara, I'd have to agree with the fellows, i honestly think you'd be better of with trx250a as Sam stated, honda tanks aka trx350 , would be extra hard on her, I'd go for a two wheel drive 300 or fourtrax 300 fwd, jus my 2 scents , not to mention trying to find parts for those old girls, tough as all get out, but....... Finding parts.........

I like the 300ex choice, i have no clue on the price too high or just right ? Looks okay to me body wise, do you have any details on anything that it needs right off hand ?
 
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Unklerara, I'd have to agree with the fellows, i honestly think you'd be better of with trx250a as Sam stated, honda tanks aka trx350 , would be extra hard on her, I'd go for a two wheel drive 300 or fourtrax 300 fwd, jus my 2 scents , not to mention trying to find parts for those old girls, tough as all get out, but....... Finding parts.........

I like the 300ex choice, i have no clue on the price too high or just right ? Looks okay to me body wise, do you have any details on anything that it needs right off hand ?
Yeah I didn't realize how much of a "tank" those older 350's are.

I am finding lots of them, but no 250's.

As for the 300ex, from the pictures it seems to be in good shape. And that price for around here is amazing. People are selling 250ex's for 2500 bucks or more!

It says it just needs a rear brake assembly, which would be easy to find, and easy to install.

It's definitely a bike worth checking out!
 

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to be honest if she doesn't ride much or will often, and doesn't plan to make it big on atv's

she is WAY better off with a auto like trans, this way she can sit back and just worry about staying on the trail and not having to know what gear she is in in, or when to shift, or just using the clutch as needed
for guys that grew up on things and or used a clutch often, its second nature, but for a newbie
I wouldn't stick em on one, both an accident waiting to happen(popping clutch, or stalling out on a hill??)
and well, not as much fun for her!

a Rancher would be a MUCH better ride to try and find if you want to stay with Honda!
Thanks for the info Mr. B!

Believe it or not, she loves the idea of shifting gears, and was having fun learning how to do it on my 400EX.

Living close to the lake gives us lots of riding opportunities in the winter.

And the snow and ice is a great place for her to learn clutch control.

If she "pops" it too hard, the tires will just spin, and no worry about wheeling by mistake.

But I completely see your point, and am still going to look for a full auto machine, but only if it's a Honda! :D

I was debating on picking up a Chinese quad for her.

I can get a 125cc mid sized quad, auto or semi auto with reverse, for $699 plus tax, brand new.

But as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and I've never seen and older Chinese quad that held up to any kind of serious riding.

Plus they would be much harder to find parts for.

I still have some time before xmas to do some hunting, so hopefully I find a deal that impossible to pass on.
 

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I’m not sure on your better halves ability but my wife struggles to steer my 300, I had to put 8psi in the front tyres last time she rode it to help her out a little. She still struggles though.
I think 2wd would be the way forward maybe, your 300ex choice is good, surprised you can’t find any trx250a’ around. Would be a good choice though as most the parts are the same as ATC250ES and you guys seem to have an endless supply of those over there.

I think between myself and rodp we have bought up all of the 250’s here, I haven’t seen one for sale since we bought the last two off eBayUK, that was 6 months ago!!
 
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Unklerara, I'd have to agree with the fellows, i honestly think you'd be better of with trx250a as Sam stated, honda tanks aka trx350 , would be extra hard on her, I'd go for a two wheel drive 300 or fourtrax 300 fwd, jus my 2 scents , not to mention trying to find parts for those old girls, tough as all get out, but....... Finding parts.........

I like the 300ex choice, i have no clue on the price too high or just right ? Looks okay to me body wise, do you have any details on anything that it needs right off hand ?
Yeah I didn't realize how much of a "tank" those older 350's are.

I am finding lots of them, but no 250's.

As for the 300ex, from the pictures it seems to be in good shape. And that price for around here is amazing. People are selling 250ex's for 2500 bucks or more!

It says it just needs a rear brake assembly, which would be easy to find, and easy to install.

It's definitely a bike worth checking out!
Do you happen to be from a part of Canada that is near northern MN? We have a 250A "barn find" that we're about done with reviving, it's in great shape and runs perfect. Planned on keeping it to use around the farm, but would consider selling to the right person at the right price. Also have a 1989 Warrior 350 that was part of the same find, got that one revived last winter, and been using it lightly since then, also runs perfect. But that one is a manual clutch 5 speed. Considering selling that as well. Was fun to get going, but just realistically probably won't get used much.
 

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Unklerara, I'd have to agree with the fellows, i honestly think you'd be better of with trx250a as Sam stated, honda tanks aka trx350 , would be extra hard on her, I'd go for a two wheel drive 300 or fourtrax 300 fwd, jus my 2 scents , not to mention trying to find parts for those old girls, tough as all get out, but....... Finding parts.........

I like the 300ex choice, i have no clue on the price too high or just right ? Looks okay to me body wise, do you have any details on anything that it needs right off hand ?
Yeah I didn't realize how much of a "tank" those older 350's are.

I am finding lots of them, but no 250's.

As for the 300ex, from the pictures it seems to be in good shape. And that price for around here is amazing. People are selling 250ex's for 2500 bucks or more!

It says it just needs a rear brake assembly, which would be easy to find, and easy to install.

It's definitely a bike worth checking out!
Do you happen to be from a part of Canada that is near northern MN? We have a 250A "barn find" that we're about done with reviving, it's in great shape and runs perfect. Planned on keeping it to use around the farm, but would consider selling to the right person at the right price. Also have a 1989 Warrior 350 that was part of the same find, got that one revived last winter, and been using it lightly since then, also runs perfect. But that one is a manual clutch 5 speed. Considering selling that as well. Was fun to get going, but just realistically probably won't get used much.
Unfortunately no, I'm pretty close to yuppyville (Toronto) in Ontario.

Funny enough, someone JUST posted a TRX200 in my area



 

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Looks near on identical to a 250. I’m not 100% sure but the fenders, carriers and wheels certainly look the same. I’ve never seen a 200 here in England!
 

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Here are some additional pics for ya Sam!
 

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Thanks RaRa, it all seems the same apart from rear axle and engine! I bet you could fit a 250 rear and engine straight into it!
Looks like a fairly tidy example though, you going to go look at it?
 
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