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1986 250TRX - Salvage or scrap?


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A 1986 fourtrax 250 has been collecting dust in my garage after I pulled off the final drive. The engine is still good but the drive shaft u-joint and final drive are shot. I hate to scrap the thing, but I also don't want to spend more than a few hundred dollars getting her running again.




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Where do start.   The carb had very few "moving parts".   Ordered an after market but the throttle cable is too big to screw in, still looking for a solution there.   It was stuck in reverse (which I was actually able to fix), the gas tank (which is plastic) looked like it was full of rust and it appears, from looking at the plastic, to have hit every tree in north Louisiana during its lifetime.  Thats the short version.    The motor will turn over and I only gave $100 for it.  I just want something I can leave at the camp and not have to worry about it getting stolen.  Hoping to just get it running without having to take out a second mortgage.  

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New to the forum and first post. I was given a 1985 Honda TRX 250 for some work I did for a neighbor. Plastics were toast, seat was toast, tires were toast, but it turned over. After new aftermarket plastics $450.00, new gas tank $129.00, new tires $350, complete new electrical $400.00, new seat cover $30.00 and getting the title in my name $250.00 I have over $1600.00 invested into it. Its not worth that much, and I spent 3 years rebuilding it, but honestly it will go just about anywhere I want it to go and I have full faith in the machine.

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I still need to fix some small things on mine, like the Neutral light stays green all the time, even when you are in gear. Front and back racks need to be straightened, and need a new front light (will switch out to a LED light). But it is a fun trail ATV. No speed demon, but reliable.



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