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Offline 2Nubs

New guy and my new R
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:44:50 AM »
First R for me. I've wanted one since jr high and I turn 30 next week so it definitely took me a while haha. Seems to be a solid quad as far as moving parts go. The frame is garbage and unfortunately I didn't realize that until the day after I bought it. Anyways, I'm pretty happy to finally own one. I am going to be busy for the remainder of summer cutting trails through 40 acres of woods. Anyone around North Alabama let me know. Would like to have some extra knowledge around as well as another R. Feel free to give advice! I'm a gear head and wrench turner on everything from rock crawlers to street cars, but as I said this is my first R. Help is always appreciated.

It's a 1988.
ESR 330
38 PWK A/S
ESR intake and Uni filter
Trx9B with center mount
CR ignition
Afco big rad with AN connections
Lonestar +2+1 a arms
Lonestar +1 swingarm
Lonestar carrier
Lonestar sprocket hub
Lonestar Axcalibar axle
Lonestar wheel hubs
Galfer rotors
Works shocks front
Unknown rear
Alba nerfs and front bumper
JL Engineering LED grab bar
LED head light
Ballistic Battery setup
Renthal bars
ASV levers
Hiper Carbon wheels
13/38 sprockets currently
« Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 08:59:24 AM by 2Nubs »
‘86 330

Online croat1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 11:49:30 AM »
Welcome to ORG 2Nubs!  The addiction always starts with the first R purchase.  before you know it you'll have multiple.  Greatest quad ever built. 

Joe

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 11:56:04 AM »
Welcome to ORG 2Nubs!  The addiction always starts with the first R purchase.  before you know it you'll have multiple.  Greatest quad ever built. 

Joe

That sounds about right haha and thanks!

Anyone know how much trouble I should expect finding a decent used frame? Can't really swing a big name aftermarket at the moment.
‘86 330

Online croat1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 12:00:37 PM »
Welcome to ORG 2Nubs!  The addiction always starts with the first R purchase.  before you know it you'll have multiple.  Greatest quad ever built. 

Joe

That sounds about right haha and thanks!

Anyone know how much trouble I should expect finding a decent used frame? Can't really swing a big name aftermarket at the moment.

what's wrong with the current frame?  cracks?  bent? 

Joe

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 12:09:57 PM »
Hairline cracks in the typical places, but one side of the lower frame where the bottom most engine bolt goes through is completely missing. Maybe a 4" section of tubing plus the actual engine mount tab are just gone. I feel like an idiot for not noticing it and getting the price lowered.

I will get a pic uploaded asap. I really want to ride in the mean time so hopefully I can weld something up to hold me over.
‘86 330

Offline havinnoj

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 12:31:06 PM »
Welcome to the site!  Post up a pic of the missing section when you can.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 12:35:45 PM »
Welcome to the site!  Post up a pic of the missing section when you can.

Thanks! Really enjoyed your build thread.

Here is the gaping hole I somehow missed...

‘86 330

Offline Sand_Blaster

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 02:14:29 PM »
Nice quad! I was going to suggest you could salvage that frame with a gusset kit & repair cracks. But that missing section though
87 Trx250r & 99 Banshee

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 02:16:26 PM »
Nice quad! I was going to suggest you could salvage that frame with a gusset kit & repair cracks. But that missing section though

Thanks! Yea it's a bummer for sure. It could maybe be patched up, but not sure it's even worth the time.
‘86 330

Online croat1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
Nice quad! I was going to suggest you could salvage that frame with a gusset kit & repair cracks. But that missing section though

Thanks! Yea it's a bummer for sure. It could maybe be patched up, but not sure it's even worth the time.

some flat stock and a gusset kit and you will be set.

http://www.tlr-online.com/trx250r/gusset_kits

Joe

Offline hickwheeler

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 03:22:02 PM »
I have a wrecked frame I could cut that section out of for you. It could be that whole tube.
88 ESR 330 5mil stroke
88 ct350pv (BOF Build)
Puma coming soon

Online Action69

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 03:23:12 PM »
Welcome.nice machine/Parts list..you should post up a wanted add with your location I’m sure you’ll get some hits.frames are around.ive also had frames shipped from west coast to nyc for under $100 using greyhound..that works if both you guys have access to a depot nearby..

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 03:28:13 PM »
You guys are awesome. I really appreciate all the help here.

Croat1 that is hard to beat for $50! I will use that, regardless of which route I take to fix or replace.

Hickwheeler, that would be most excellent. You can PM me and I'm sure we can work something out.

Action69, Thanks! and good call. I will post up in the classifieds.


Thanks again fellas.
‘86 330

Online The norm

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Welcome aboard. I have done a few frame repairs and have found it to not be as hard as I originally thought. The lower frame rails are 22mm, but 7/8" square tube is an almost perfect fit. I would suggest pulling the engine out and buying a gusset kit from pumashine. I cut out both of the lower engine mount tubes and replaced them. Then set a spare set of cases in the frame so I could line up the new mounts. It came out perfect. Enjoy,  Loren
I had a BDT motor once.....It SUCKED!
Currently: Hybrid Engineering 310 stroker built by Pete

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 04:36:41 PM »
Welcome aboard. I have done a few frame repairs and have found it to not be as hard as I originally thought. The lower frame rails are 22mm, but 7/8" square tube is an almost perfect fit. I would suggest pulling the engine out and buying a gusset kit from pumashine. I cut out both of the lower engine mount tubes and replaced them. Then set a spare set of cases in the frame so I could line up the new mounts. It came out perfect. Enjoy,  Loren

Excellent advice Loren, thank you.

Are there any manuals for the 250r that have exploded diagrams? Would be nice to see proper assembly as far as small items like washers and such.
‘86 330