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Ok there's slim pickings on winch mounts for 86-89 TRX350; there's also different bumper types owners have to work around. I've seen em welded up but I can't weld so I need to bolt one up. Here's my project:

The only bolt up kit I ever saw was the Cycle Country 25-1050; long gone but good design. It starts with quarter in steel plate. 1 in bar stock bent to fit the frame lower bumper mount. Shown is the bar in the CC kit. I will provide measurements later if y'all want.

Then you need a plate big enough to mount the winch. I started with 1ft square; I know that's too wide but will trim it down when I'm done

I've mounted the bar to the plate
 

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The kit also comes with some carriage bolts, bar stick brackets and u-clamps as plate/winch support .
Main problem I had with the kit is the plate wasn't long wide enough for the support gear to fit my bumper. The wider longer plate makes this possible.
So these pics show the bracket installed--only one in the kit so I need to find another set or cobble one
In the meantime I have mocked up a 1700 lbs winch to the plate--fits perfectly between the bumper tubes. The original design was for a 1000 lbs winch.
 

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This kit was intended for your bumper--I have one also. But your bumper has little extrusions on the edges so I couldn't get it to bolt tight without mashing the extrusion without spacers. Same problem with plate too small
 

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Looks tidy so far :) What does that plate attach to other than the long cross bolt at the front end?
 

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Here's diagrams showing how it's supposed to mount on the frame lower bumper mount--stock bumper. I couldn't get it to bolt up tight on that bumper without using spacers to clear the extrusions on the edges of that bumper.

On my Hondaline bumper I bolted the plate to the bottom of the frame bracket the bolted the bracket to the bumper mount (clasping bumper)

Upside down from the diagram with plate underneath flat and parallel to bumper supports
 

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I may also try to bolt the main mount bracket over the top of the bumper support as shown in the diagram to preserve clearance. Could require a bend in the plate where it bolts up to the main mount bracket if I want the winch level.
 

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Making progress. Narrowed the plate to 10inches wide to reduce weight--Also to get the u-clamps and fwd support to fit better. Need to get some square hollow stock or similar near the size of a 2x4 as a spacer--get the hawse centered height wise in the bumper opening.
These pics show the bar stock attachment points more clearly
 

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Looks good so far, a bit of finishing off and a good quality paint will see that looking awesome. Good job Goober :)
 
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Pictures of complete Cycle Country 25-1050 Winch Mount for @GomolaJoe and the Chili Pepper crewe
 

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Here鈥檚 a few pix from today. I haven鈥檛 installed the winch but I did find a scrapped plow and push tube set that was designed for the new manual lift. I found a manual lift kit missing some parts and made it all work. So I have about $100 in the plow took the sting out of some other things I bought including new axle but covers?
 

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Looks good! That's your 86 model right? Do you have any other year models of the 350? If so have you noticed any major differences performance-wise compared to the 86?

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Hey Patrick yup my 86. I have 4 other 87s at work. Not any difference in power that I can tell. I have one 87 with a new cam chain that one seems to have the most power. Think if I get the carbs adjusted they鈥檒l all be good.

What kind of mileage do you get? I was getting about 17 miles to the gallon and then I put in a 138 jet. Because I ride between 3K-5K ft my plugs were fouling.
 

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Hey Patrick yup my 86. I have 4 other 87s at work. Not any difference in power that I can tell. I have one 87 with a new cam chain that one seems to have the most power. Think if I get the carbs adjusted they鈥檒l all be good.

What kind of mileage do you get? I was getting about 17 miles to the gallon and then I put in a 138 jet. Because I ride between 3K-5K ft my plugs were fouling.
Oh okay was just curious. I heard that the 87 models and up came with larger diameter axles so wasn't sure if that made a difference or not. As far as gas mileage, if I remember correctly I did calculate it once and it was about 18 to 19 MPG... And that was a lot of Rolling Hills and trails with starting and stopping a lot.

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