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Jade Dockery

New atv mechanic mom in training

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Hi, my names jade 25. Western NC Mom of two young boys. Who wouldn’t have a fourwheeler if I hadn’t picked up learning about what it took to repair a China 110 quad. That lead to a passion of atv repair. 5 months in and I’ve learned quiet a bit and interested in helping and learning how to fix my current Honda 87 250x that’s been through some hands as well as a china 50cc dirt bike that’s been rebuilt on the outside and soon learn how to replace valve stems and piston rings. 

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Welcome @Jade Dockery you’ve come to the right place! Those Chinese quads are tricky when it comes to finding repair info and parts. However, most of them share similarities and can be fun to fix and get going. That 87 Honda is a nice ATV, I remember I wanted one when I was younger. 

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go for it mom!  there will be some times you feel like giving up on your project or on fixing atvs altogether but keep at it, its a lot of fun!  keep us posted!

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Welcome to Quadcrazy @Jade Dockery You will find tons of helpful info here as well as juts some cool posts of members doing some cool stuff. So even after the bikes are ready to roll we love to see pics of everyone having fun. So ask away post as many pics as you need and remember the only stupid question is the question that’s not asked. 

 

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I'm a mom of three girls and I just got my daughter an 07 honda trx400ex for her birthday. I've worked on cars and motorcycles but this is my first time doing anything on an atv. So far, I am having a blast. Everything is so easy to access. The only problem I've ran into is finding parts, it's a little frustrating not being able to run down to the nearest auto shop and get what I need. 

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Nowadays online shopping for parts is the normal. Most times you can get the parts cheaper then a local store.

Are there any salvage yards nearby? some take in ATV's and then sell the good parts cheap, that is one option.

Mike

 

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Patience is not my greatest strength. I literally just got done tearing apart my buell blast to get to the fuel hose on the carb so I could put it on the ATV. All of the auto stores are closed right now and I didn't want to wait until morning to get it, lol. I live in Farmington, Arkansas and I usually go to U Pull It to get parts for my car but I've never seen any motorcycles or atv's there. I need to start calling around and see if I can find a salvage yard that has them. 

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Well fuel lines and hoses in general I keep a small roll of 3/8” and 1/4” on hand as well as a bunch of clamps.   But I hear you on having a place close by for parts etc. 

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