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yamaha big bear 350cc what year do i have??


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I’m just wondering what year bike i got? it seems the vin has been rubbed off i got it from a auction here in Australia engine starts but seems has a dirty carb wont idle well

and also has a problem I put it in gear and makes a grinding noise but does not move it the neutral light goes out but then when I change gear it grinds more in the higher gears as well I’m guessing the differential is stuffed so wanting to buy new part for it will start the pull down next week

this is the first bike I have worked on used to dealing with cars





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Oh just got through rebuilding a Differential. It cost about 350$ in parts. The problem was the ring gear/axel was stripped out. Had to have all new bearings, seals, axle, and ring gear in differential. Since you have to tear it all down you might as wheel replace the wheel bearings. If you do tear into it make sure you take all spacers that space ring gear , pinion gear and mark the from witch side they came off. It make a big difference when you go back together these have to be back where they came from.

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