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Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2018, 02:15:32 PM »
Foot peg mounting seems different as well. Hmm.. doing some homework.

I really hate to spend any more honestly and I still need helmet and boots and new tires.. Dang. I wanna be rich when I grow up!  ;D

it is actually a great price, considering it already has a Pumashine gusset kit and is powdercoated.  you will spend that getting your current frame up to speed.

Your logical thinking is killing me right now. I do have a beach trip coming up for my bday though and could stand to save the money for that.. Decisions, decisions.

I will say working at a company where I deal with freight all day has informed me that something of that nature has maybe a 50% chance of showing up bent or demolished.
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Offline broken1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2018, 01:00:45 AM »
If you replace your 88 frame with an 86 frame most of your parts will interchange but there are some 86 specific parts you will need for it. While they look almost identical there are differences. The 86 is basically a stand alone year & the 87 frame geometry is more like the 88 & 89.
overkill is an often underrated achievement

Online jcs003

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2018, 07:42:14 AM »
getting a frame ready to go will have many benefits; opposed to fixing the one you have.  it could be very laborious to get your current frame to spec.  if it has been ridden alot with cracks in it the frame might be twisted way out of tolerance and would be difficult to fix.

just one guys opinion.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2018, 09:19:46 AM »
I'm going to have to do some more research on the differences. I need a proper frame, but I will have to see what a frame and any differences might cost me. I will fix mine either way. It can hold me over until I can find a nicer one hopefully. Thanks for the help guys.
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Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2018, 09:38:57 AM »
Looking like the 86 frame is a no go. I'm just not willing to do all the mods to make my swingarm work and definitely don't want to buy another one for the 86 frame.
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Offline The norm

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2018, 10:59:21 AM »
I would fix what you have. It really is an easy job.
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 #36 on: July 20, 2018, 11:17:36 AM »
I would fix what you have. It really is an easy job.

I think that is the way I should go as well. I'm sure my frame is tweaked a bit, but I'm not a racer or doing anything serious so I think some welding and the gusset kit will serve me well. I'm kind of a fix what I got type of guy anyway.

Offline The norm

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »
If you have access to a wirefeed welder you shouldn't have any trouble. I couldn't find any 7/8" square tube locally so I ordered a 3' stick from online metals. The price per foot is ridiculous, but they had it. Make sure you remove your stator before you start welding on the frame. I remove the engine and use a set of junk cases for perfect line up.
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 #38 on: July 20, 2018, 01:43:18 PM »
Yes I have a friend with a Miller and I can weld it myself.

Hickwheeler is going to be sending me a section of frame that I will use for the repair. Should be pretty straight forward. I will weld up any cracks as well as a gusset kit and hopefully have it ready for cooler weather. I'm ready to ride!
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Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2018, 10:02:49 AM »
Well, frame is warped and cracked everywhere. Just going to search for a new one. Wish I had bought the 86 on ebay. Now that I know the differences in years I realize I have an 86  swingarm and an 88 frame. Looks like this might cost me some money if I have to gusset and powdercoat one myself. Dang!! Makes me mad for hesitating to buy the one that was available for such a good deal.
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Online jcs003

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2018, 11:06:44 AM »
you might want to contact Pumashine and ask if he has a frame for sale.  I recall him working on several a while ago.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2018, 11:10:42 AM »
Thanks I will do that. Just received my 304SS engine mounts from him on Saturday. Very nice pieces.
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Offline atvmxr

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »
your first warning sign would have been those rear tires.  The small section after the "V" should be on the inside, not the outside.  or at least thats how i have always seen it

crazy its missing such a big chuck of frame!  oversights happen.  one time I got excited when I found an aftermarket framed R with protrax front end.  only after I had the quad a couple weeks did I realize it was not a narrow front!!  d'oh
Bunch of race quads that run on premix

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2018, 12:08:13 PM »
Haha I've seen tires mounted backwards and what not plenty, I don't think it had much to do with the quad or the owner. He was a big guy, but I have a feeling it was cracked before he owned it. Totally my fault for not seeing it, but I am still beyond happy with the quad. Everything else seems to be really nice and it ran so good the one time I got to ride it haha.

I found a nice frame in Missouri but had to basically beg the guy just to respond to me that he wouldn't ship. Really annoying when someone can't just text a simple reply of "no". Anyways, I'm not sure if I want to do that drive again or even do business with the guy so I am still searching. Hope I find something soon. I really want to ride!
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Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2018, 02:54:50 PM »
Looks like I'm going to take a trip to the midwest to pick up a frame. It's stock but looks great and it is cheap. Going to gusset it myself and have it powder coated red. I really hope the gusset kit stops the cracks. Would be a bummer to pay for powder coating only to find another crack.


Any tips for changing to a race fuel dome? Seems like my engine runs rich as is. ANyways, going to use the race dome and 110 octane Renegade. I can get it for the same price I'm paying for 100LL avgas. Hoping to pick up some bottom end grunt. Really wish I had a TRX7 setup as opposed to the TRX11. It's definitely no dog, but you can never have to much bottom end.
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